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Performed at the COVID Testing Centre, Platinum Ambulance Service Limited, Horsham, Sussex, UK for this Covid 19 SWAB test. A swab test is  taken from the back of the oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal (nose and throat) by one of our operatives, to be then placed in to our laboratory equipment based onsite.


This test is carried out using Optigene Genie 3 laboratory equipment to test for SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. Validation has been performed using Sigma Virocult® oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal swab samples [MW951S] x2


OptiGene Limited COVID-19_RNA RT-LAMP SWAB tests are CE-IVD registered.


The OptiGene COVID-19_Direct RT-LAMP KIT-500 SWAB is an in vitro diagnostic test based on Reverse Transcription Loop-mediated isothermal AMPlification (RT-LAMP) technology for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. The detection is carried out in a one-step, closed tube format where the reverse transcription and subsequent amplification of the specific target sequence occur in the same reaction well. The Genie® II, device detect amplified product in real-time using fluorescence detection. The Genie® platforms automatically run an anneal curve at the end of amplification, where the reaction is heated to 98°C and slowly cooled. This acts as a secondary confirmatory check - ensuring LAMP amplicons are specific to SARS-CoV-2. The final result is interpreted and reported automatically from both the amplification and the anneal temperature.


Platinum Ambulance Service or Optigene UK, take no responsibility for the individual requirements of countries and their entry requirements relating to Covid SARS-CoV-2 testing. The requirements for each country should be checked before entry to ensure compliance. No claims for loss of flights, travel or associated costs will be the responsibility of Platinum Ambulance Service Limited or its Directors & associated companies.


Platinum Ambulance Service Limited perform the tests on site for timely results which are valid at the time of test only.


All decisions for treatment, isolation or changes in lifestyle should be made in consultation with government advice and the 111 health service. 


Platinum Ambulance Service is registered with the Care & Quality Commission (CQC) 1-2595089725 and registered with companies house as a limited company 09975999.


Test information service:


Platinum Ambulance Service Ltd,

Email: (Laboratory equipment provider and certification holder)