COVID-19

  • PCR Testing £199 per kit for Trust Hygiene Customers
  • Minimise risk to your business operations
  • Reduce the spread of infection I Manage employee absences I Protect your residents

With fast developing news on the coronavirus outbreak, employers are having to put in place contingency plans to minimise the spread of infection.

By undertaking PCR testing when symptoms arise settings can ensure they are making the right decisions to isolate staff or residents. Isolating unnecessarily due to suspected COVID-19 symptoms which may be relating to something else can be costly to a business.

Summerfield Healthcare can provide fast and accurate testing, through our UKAS accredited laboratory using a PHE approved testing method.

How reliable is it?

PCR testing is well established, and the virus RNA is extracted from the swab and analysed piece by piece to detect COVID-19. Accuracy is greater than 99%. The laboratory used is accredited to ISO 9002 standards and with UKAS and these are maintained through passing regular inspections and maintaining continuous high standards.

How it works
PCR testing will accurately identify if you are infected with COVID-19 and are infectious to other people (even though you may not have any symptoms);

Simple throat and nose swab which takes two minutes to administer;

Assess if an employee needs to be isolating – a negative test means that they can return to work straight away.

The process
Kits sent and returned by first class Royal Mail or choose a courier option;

Drive in “clinics” can be arranged on site;

Certificates available (for international travel or attending sites)

Antibody Testing £99 per kit for Trust Hygiene Customers

The antibody test is best undertaken 21 days after your first symptom.

Antibody test is very specific for COVID-19 (some inferior tests can mistake other infections for COVID-19 and wrongly reassure you); it is also very sensitive for the specific “IgG” antibody.

A positive result is suggestive that you have been previously infected by COVID-19, it is not currently known whether having the IgG antibodies gives immunity.

A negative result means that there are no antibodies present at the time of the sample being taken.

The test requires a finger prick blood sample which can be done by you at home – note that this is a quality test which is sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis and not an inferior testing kit which give you a result on the day the accuracy of which is not reliable.

Please complete the form below to enquire or order your testing kits