Private Tests

As we receive a lot of enquiries about local places offering private tests for Covid-19, we’ve compiled a directory of services.

Nose and throat swabs (PCR tests)

Boots – results are returned within 48 hours and the cost is £120. You need to register with their website first, which includes entering your passport number, uploading a scan of your passport and providing payment details before being told which branches have appointments. The closest branches to Stroud offering this service are: Gloucester (Eastgate Street), Cheltenham (High Street and North Street), Bath (Southgate Centre) and Bristol (Broadmead and Eastgate Centre):
https://www.boots.com/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-service

Cheltenham Travel Clinic, £150:
https://www.cheltenham-travelclinic.co.uk/covid-pcr-and-rapid-antigen-tests/

Home-testing PCR kits

Lloyds Pharmacy, £119:
https://onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com/uk/coronavirus-covid-19-testing

Charlton Pharmacy, Cheltenham, £149
https://tests.medicspot.co.uk/products/cheltenham-charlton

Well – sells home-testing kits (tests are also available at some of their pharmacies in Wales), both cost £120. Results received within 48 hours of the test arriving at the laboratory:
https://www.well.co.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-test?fbclid=IwAR2yWhmIwZ-jPEPIZ3SlioHrhnVxggh2ZLiwnuwl5uYjo0fNRCqitPjixR0

Dante Labs, £58, results within 24 hours of the lab receiving your test: https://dantelabs.co.uk/…/products/covid-19-virus-test

Bupa, £129:
https://www.bupa.co.uk/~/link.aspx?_id=F0F3E3B5BDDC455D9A07279FC1915466&_z=z

Rapid tests (lateral flow tests/antigen tests)

Racoo – the Swindon clinic provides rapid tests as well as home-testing kits:
https://www.racoo.co.uk/screening/drug-alcohol-test-clinic-swindon/

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