The RT PCR (Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test is one of the most common forms of COVID-19 testing. A sample is taken by swab and result time is dependent on which PCR test option you chose.
RT PCR (next day/48 hours) - results next day by 23:59/within 48 hours
RT PCR (12 hours) - results within 12 hours*
RT PCR (3 hours) - results in less than 3 hours
If you are unsure of which test you require, please check the foreign government guidelines for your destination, as well as the UK Government COVID-19 travel advice.
You should consider how recently your destination requires you to have been tested when booking your slot.
* On tests taken before 15:00