Covid-19 Swab Test

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Alternatively, you can book an appointment by calling our team on 
+44 333 2102 999. Before calling our team, please ensure you have read the information provided below.

 

Please note, we ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit

at the time of booking the Covid-19 Swab Test.

 

Please note, we ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit

at the time of booking the Covid-19 Swab Test.

Before Booking your test

Important: Before contacting us to book your test, it is important that you have read and understood the following disclaimer, by contacting us to book your test, you are confirming your agreement. 

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: testing@platinumambulance.com

 

www.MyTestForCovid19.co.uk

www.Optigene.co.uk (Laboratory equipment provider and certification holder)

Platinum Ambulance Service, A Quality Care Commission (CQC) registered company based in Sussex (UK) are now able to provide LAMP testing approved by CE-IVD and used by the NHS. After months of going through the approve process, OptiGene who provide the equipment and consumables for these tests, gained full approval for these tests to be used.

How it works

A swab sample taken from the nose and throat, is placed into specialist equipment, which gives a result within 45 minutes. A certificate is then issued showing the results of the test which can be used for travel verification.

 

COVID-19 Direct & OptiGene Limited COVID-19 RNA RT-LAMP Kits are now CE-IVD registered.

Intended Use The OptiGene Limited COVID-19 Direct RT-LAMP KIT-500 is intended to be used for detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in association with the Genie® platforms (section 6). The COVID-19_Direct RT-LAMP KIT-500 kit does not require RNA extraction and can be used directly on oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal swab dilutions. This method is to be utilised as a screening test to identify strong positive samples (samples with no amplification require confirmatory testing).

Validation

Validation has been performed using Sigma Virocult® oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal swab samples (Medical Wire & Equipment, Corsham, UK [MW951S]); other swab types and samples require in-house validation. Kits are intended for use by laboratory trained personnel in an appropriately equipped facility. Summary SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is a novel Coronavirus that emerged from Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China at the end of 2019 [1]. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. The causative agent of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped, positive sense RNA virus belonging to the Coronaviridae family. Regular and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA is required to monitor the spread of the virus and for screening of clinical samples from patients displaying relevant symptoms of COVID-19. Principle of the Operation The OptiGene COVID-19 Direct RT-LAMP KIT-500 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, III & HT devices 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.

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