Fit to Fly PCR Test & Certificate
We offer the Covid-19 PCR test and fit-to-travel certificate at Dedham Pharmacy in Colchester. The PCR Fit to Fly test is designed to determine if you are currently infected with the coronavirus. The covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we travel abroad. Many countries around the world require you to present a recent negative PCR test with a fit to fly certificate from an accredited provider.
Why do I need to provide a PCR fit to fly test and certificate?
As the global community started to learn more about the coronavirus and the way it is transmitted, an increasing number of countries started to put in place procedures to limit the transmission of Covid-19 from those entering their countries. One of the key tools has been the PCR fit to fly test. Many destinations around the world require travellers to present a recently negative PCR test with a fit to fly certificate.
The PCR test is an accurate way of determining if an individual is currently infected with the coronavirus. As one in three cases of covid-19 is asymptomatic, it is difficult to know who is infected by just monitoring symptoms such as temperature. By only allowing those with a recent negative PCR test, countries can limit the risk of transmission of Covid-19 from foreign visitors. You need to check the official PCR requirement for your destination(s) before your travel to ensure that you have done the required tests.
What is the PCR fit to fly test?
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PCR stands for Polymerase Chain reaction. It is a simple technique used to amplify small segments of DNA. In the case of Covid-19, the PCR test is used to amplify the DNA so that analysis can be carried out which looks for genetic material in the virus called RNA. As part of the process, you will take a swab sample and send it to the lab.
In the lab, a solution known as a reagent is added to the swab sample. If the virus is present in the sample, a chain reaction will start, creating billions of copies of the viral genetic material. This ensures that enough of the genetic material is produced to enable the scientists to detect and analyse the sample for the presence of Covid-19 accurately.
How does the PCR test & certificate service work?
We offer a simple online booking service for you to book a PCR test at Dedham Pharmacy in Colchester. Simply, follow the book online link to the booking page. You will be asked to select the service you require, enter a few details and select a date and time. You can have the PCR swab sample taken at the pharmacy or you can purchase a home kit and send the swab same off to the lab for analysis. Results are sent to your email with the certificate. If you need the urgent 24 hours service, please get in touch with our team.
Where can I find the latest updates on Covid-19?
We try to keep our website updated, however, the Covid-19 government guidelines are changing frequently. To find out the latest updates, you can visit the following sources.