Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of reliable, accessible testing to screen for the Coronavirus disease has become increasingly apparent and that is why we at Newington Pharmacy are now offering COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests in Edinburgh for just £59. This test is for all of those people who are unsure about whether their symptoms are due to a cold or COVID-19, and to provide information of viral status for work and/or social purposes.
COVID-19 is transmitted from person-to-person primarily via respiratory droplets, while indirect transmission through contaminated surfaces is also possible. The incubation period ranges from 2 – 14 days following exposure, with most cases showing symptoms approximately 4 – 5 days after exposure. The spectrum of symptomatic infection ranges from mild (fever, cough, fatigue, loss of smell and taste, shortness of breath) to critical and even though most cases are mild, we still need to get tested to ensure that we are protecting those around us. That is why our team at Newington Pharmacy have sourced Rapid antigen tests that can detect the virus from 5-7 days after initial exposure. If you are looking to get a COVID19 rapid antigen test in Edinburgh then look no further than Newington Pharmacy, we are here to give you the tests that you need.
So how does it work?
Our reliable Roche COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test provides fast results when you need them. A simple nasal swab test is all that’s required to diagnose active COVID-19 infections. We provide healthcare professional swab testing to ensure that the sample obtained is more likely to return an accurate result. The tests we use are CE approved for healthcare professional use only. The Rapid Antigen Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay intended for the qualitative detection of specific antigens of SARS‑CoV‑2 present in nasopharyngeal or combined nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal samples. This test is intended to detect antigens from the COVID-19 virus in individuals suspected and can produces results within 15 to 30 minutes of being taken.
How we perform the test
Before getting tested you will need to book an appointment with us using the booking calendar below. Once this has been done the testing process is as follows:
– We will be waiting for you at our COVID-19 testing site situated to the left hand side of the pharmacy. All staff members will be wearing PPE to protect both you as the patient and themselves.
– Once you are seated and comfortable we will insert a sterile swab into the nostril of rotate it a few times.
– After the swab has been taken we will prepare the sample and carry out the test.
– Your results will be ready within 15 to 30 minutes of the test being carried out.
– Please note: we can also issue a confirmation of your result via email if required.
– Assay Format – Lateral Flow Test
– Sample Type – Nasal Swab
– Testing Time – 15 to 30 minutes
– Specificity – 99.2%
– Sensitivity – 96.52%
Getting COVID-19 Rapid Antigen tests in Edinburgh (£59)
Getting tested is simple, book your appointment today by using the booking calendar below:
We at Newington Pharmacy now offer COVID-19 testing for patients. To understand more about how testing in Scotland works, please click here.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, the government have the power to instruct you into isolation, which you can’t get out of, even if you have/are tested “negative”. However, you can only get a test free if you have symptoms. This could mean individuals who feel fine (20% of SARS-CoV-2 infections are asymptomatic) still must self-isolate for 14 days.
However, private PCR testing will not automatically exempt someone from quarantine. For more info on this, please call our dedicated PCR Testing Hotline on 07796766649 SMS text us now for more information 07796766649.
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