RT-PCR Test Day 2 (Unvaccinated)

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Remain Compliant with the government mandated testing on your return from international travel with a day 2 test kit from our dedicated distribution centre, which is a listed provider on the government website. For unvaccinated travellers, you will be required to produce a negative result on your mandatory day 2 test for variant surveillance. If, however, you receive a positive result, you must quarantine and inform the relevant bodies.

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IQ Doctor is a listed provider on the government website of the Day 2 testing for international arrivals.

All unvaccinated international arrivals must take a test on or before the 2nd day of their arrival for effective COVID Variant Surveillance.

The Day 2 package includes the following:

  • 1 PCR Test Kit

  • Full evaluation of the test sample

  • Relevant genome sequencing activities

  • Reporting of the results to the patient

How to Use?

RT-PCR Test Booking Process In Simple Steps:

Product Information:

A PCR Test detects the virus's genetic material in your body. This test diagnoses the active coronavirus infection. By detecting the presence of viral RNA, the test can tell well in advance whether the person has contracted the virus or not. It is also an essential tool for variant surveillance. It is carried out by studying a nasal and throat swab sample.

Our pioneering test for COVID-19 utilises PCR (polymerase chain reaction) to accurately and reliably diagnose COVID-19, thus facilitating appropriate containment and reducing further spread of the virus.

What is a Day 2 RT-PCR Test?

IQ Doctor and our collaborating labs are approved providers of the Day 2 testing for unvaccinated international travellers.

Under this scheme, all international arrivals are required to take a test on or before day 2 of arrival for effective variant surveillance.

A free copy of your results are included in this kit, which states your details, date of arrival in England, and test results, among other information. Once you have tested negative on Day 2 there will be no need to quarantine.


Where does your fulfillment take place?
All orders are fulfilled by our designated COVID-19 testing team from our local fulfillment centre in Birmingham. To meet the demand of the epidemic  and to ensure that staff and procedures remain safe, we have had to separate this from the day-to-day running of our pharmacy. This ensures that all COVID orders can be prioritised by our dedicated team members ensuring you get your order on time.

How does it work?
PCR is short for “polymerase chain reaction”; it is a well-established technique and has a high level of accuracy if performed by a trained laboratory professional. In simple terms, the process of PCR is to gather small trace amounts of DNA and replicate them. Researchers studying the Novel COVID-19 virus have extracted hundreds of different genome sequences that help identify the presence of COVID-19. The COVID-19 virus has RNA as its genetic material rather than DNA. A method called “reverse transcription” (RT) is used to convert the RNA into its complementary DNA which can then be replicated. This is why the PCR test should strictly be called the RT-PCR test. Once the sample is taken, the Lab will remove all unnecessary components, stripping the sample down to the essential genetic material. Once the RT-PCR process has been completed, due to the replication process, it will be easy to ascertain the presence or absence of COVID-19.

When should I book this test?
You should book your test before you travel to England. You will then need to complete a passenger locator form. A Passenger Locator Reference Code will be provided to you after purchase in order to complete this step. You will need to book an individual test for each person. Please note that every order comes with a single Passenger Locator Reference Code so make sure to order the test kits separately for every individual. Once the order is placed, we will send the test kits to your shipping address of choice so please ensure there will be someone there to receive it.

Where will the test be carried out?
The PCR Test Kit we offer is a home sample collection kit that can be delivered to any given UK address via the post. The test can be carried out in the comfort and security of your own home and can be performed by any consenting adult. Most UK addresses (except the Scottish Highlands) will be able to receive the test within 1 working day.

Does this test involve a nose and throat swab?
Yes. This test requires both a throat and nose swab.

How long does it take to get results?
The lab takes up to 48 hours to process the results after receiving the sample. Other time restraints should be factored in as well. It takes 1 working day to receive your kit provided the order is placed before the last cut-off time, which is 4 PM for weekdays. It will then take another working day to deliver your sample from your house to the lab using the recommended courier service. We advise all our customers to ensure their plans are based around the maximum turnaround time to avoid any logistical delays and that you are compliant with government guidance for when tests need to be taken. We can not be held liable for any delays caused by the courier services.

How do I take the test once I receive it?
Every test kit comes with an instruction leaflet which will clearly guide you through the process. Taking the test is a really simple and straightforward process however you must ensure that you follow the instructions carefully. If you are unsure of how to test yourself please contact our customer service team for more information.

What does a positive result mean?
A positive result would indicate that you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2 and are potentially infectious. You will need to isolate/ quarantine yourself according to government and NHS guidelines.

Will this test tell me if I have previously had COVID-19?
No, this test is a PCR test, and as a result, it will only indicate current infections. To ascertain past infections of previous exposure, you can try our antibody test.

More Information

Our Day 2 package offers a quick, reliable and affordable way to get tested from the comfort of your own home, with a quick turnaround time for results. All results are sent to you straight from our approved UKAS lab and are suitable for testing of international arrivals. Our staff at IQ doctor are here to guide you every step of the way and offer a highly personalised and bespoke advisory service at no extra charge.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illness. There are several types, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered Coronavirus variant is COVID-19, an infectious disease causing a global outbreak.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms have also been reported, such as aches and pains, nasal congestion, sore throat, diarrhoea, and headache. Others carry the virus but do not realise that they do as they have no symptoms. This is worrying as it could be passed on to others, especially the elderly and the vulnerable, without that person's knowledge.

COVID-19 symptoms can take up to 2 weeks to manifest in infected patients, so it is crucial to provide a quick and accurate way to provide testing for those who have come into contact with the virus. National advice is to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary, and self-isolate if you or a family member show viral symptoms. This makes it increasingly difficult to test yourself without putting frontline health workers at risk.

Due to infection concerns, the NHS is organising testing for the general public. iQ Doctor is now offering mail-order Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Kits which provide a simple self-testing solution you can use at home.

By getting your kit from IQ Doctor, you will have access to a dedicated team of healthcare professionals able to provide you with advice and assistance throughout the entire process.

Our lab will process your sample and provide us with the results within 24 hours of receiving the sample based on current turnaround times. Your results will be available on your portal, where you will be able to view and print them. In coordination with the NHS, any Positive COVID-19 results will be shared with Public Health England to trace the infection source.

If you test positive, we will advise you what to do next and how to engage with the NHS.

We work with a world-leading UKAS approved British laboratory to process your results.

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to affect our daily lives, many countries have made tentative steps to reopen their borders to the world for essential travel. The new Day 2 test ensures that variants of Covid can be caught and stopped in their tracks.

It is essential that every person follows government guidelines to ensure the safety of all people involved, and failure to do so can hold serious consequences. For more information regarding the battle against COVID-19 please visit gov.uk website for up-to-date guidance and advice.

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