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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Home Test Kit

NEW! Covid-19 Coronavirus Home Test Kit

Price£195.00

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The Covid-19 home test requires a combined nose/throat swab sample to be collected and sent back to Better2Know's accredited UK laboratory for testing. Inside your home testing package, you will... Read more...

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The Covid-19 home test requires a combined nose/throat swab sample to be collected and sent back to Better2Know's accredited UK laboratory for testing. Inside your home testing package, you will find:

  • A sterile PCR swab
  • A pathology form
  • A postage-paid envelope to return your sample to Better2Know
  • A full set of instructions detailing how to collect your sample.

Once you have taken your sample, please use the postage-paid envelope to send it to the Better2Know laboratory.

Please note: These tests are provided and carried out by Better2Know who will respond with the results.

Better2Know aim to report your results within two days of your sample’s arrival at their laboratory. During busy periods, results may take longer.
 

Why test for Covid-19 with Better2Know?
  • Online results. Track your results in your secure Patient Area at any time.
  • Email notification. They will email you as soon as your results are ready to view.
  • 24/7 results reporting. You will receive your result as soon as the laboratory has processed your sample.
  • Follow-up call. If you test positive, one of Better2Know’s highly trained advisors will phone you to discuss your result and answer any questions you may have.
  • 24/7 patient support. Better2Know’s Patient Services team are available around the clock.
  • Live chat. Contact Better2Know’s advisors quickly and conveniently using Better2Know’s online webchat.
When can I have the test?
You should wait at least 5 days after potential exposure to Covid-19 before having this test. It is suitable if you are worried that you may have Covid-19 now, you are displaying symptoms such as a fever or continuous cough, or you have recently come into contact with someone who has Covid-19.
How does the Covid-19 PCR test work?
The Better2Know test uses state of the art PCR techniques to look for the Wuhan strain of the virus. The principle of PCR is to extract, amplify and identify the viral RNA sequence of the virus. This testing method ensures the high degree of specificity of this test for the Wuhan and related strains of Coronavirus nCoV-2019. Better2Know’s test is sensitive to fewer than 100 copies of the target viral RNA, making it a highly accurate test.
How accurate is the test?
This Covid-19 test is 99.9% accurate with the correct sample taking technique. It is important that you follow the instructions included in your test kit.
The current evidence shows a mean incubation period before symptoms emerge of 5 days. This test has a sensitivity of under 100 copies of viral RNA and shows 100% homology to the Wuhan strain of the virus. This means that, provided there are more than 100 copies of viral RNA in the sample, the test will successfully detect it.
Please bear in mind that this is a newly identified organism and there is much that the medical and scientific community have yet to learn about it.
When will my home testing kit arrive?
Orders placed before 11am, Monday to Friday, will be sent out on the same day by first-class post.
How will I receive my results?
You can track your results in your Better2Know online Patient Area using the log-in details you will receive at the time of booking. A member of Better2Know’s Patient Services team will contact you in the case of a positive result. Better2Know’s advisors work around the clock to ensure that you receive your results as soon as possible.

How it works

Testing for Covid-19 with Better2Know’s Home Test Kit is simple:

  1. Buy your test online
  2. Receive it in the post
  3. Read the instructions and provide your sample
  4. Return your sample to Better2Know’s lab in the pre-paid postage envelope
  5. Check your results online in your secure patient area

Better2Know provides private and confidential testing. They aim to report your Covid-19 test result within 48 hours of your sample’s arrival at the laboratory. Please note that, during busy periods, results may take longer.
 
If you do test positive, please self-isolate immediately and phone 111.
 

FAQs about Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

WHAT IS COVID-19?
Covid-19 is a coronavirus which can cause illness in both humans and animals. The effect of the virus on an individual varies from person to person. Covid-19 is highly contagious and spreads very quickly from person to person.
HOW IS COVID-19 SPREAD?
Covid-19 is thought to be transmitted through close contact with the virus. This occurs through droplets produced when a person with Covid-19 coughs or sneezes. Other people can then become infected with the virus by breathing in the droplets. Transmission can also occur when a person touches nearby surfaces and objects where the droplets have landed, and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
Symptoms may not appear for up to two weeks after you have become infected with the virus. This means that it is possible to spread the virus without having any symptoms.
If present, symptoms of Covid-19 include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER A COVID-19 TEST?
Covid-19 is spreading quickly. You should consider testing for Covid-19 if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you have recently travelled to a high-risk country or you think you may have come into contact with someone who has Covid-19.
WHAT IF I TEST POSITIVE?
IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
  • You must immediately self-isolate to prevent spreading the virus to others
  • You should then Contact the NHS on 111 who will advise you on the next steps to take
HOW CAN I ORDER MY HOME TEST?
To order your Covid-19 home test today, simply click Add to Basket and follow the instructions.

FAQs about the Better2Know service

WHEN WILL YOU SEND MY KIT TO ME?
If your order is placed before 11am on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
WHY DO YOU NEED MY EMAIL ADDRESS?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. They do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why they do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
DO I NEED TO USE MY REAL NAME?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then they do not need your real name.
WHAT DOES THE KIT PACKAGING LOOK LIKE?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
WHAT IF I HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
Please visit the Better2Know website.