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):
Cheltenham Travel Clinic, £150:
Home-testing PCR kits
Lloyds Pharmacy, £119:
Charlton Pharmacy, Cheltenham, £149
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:
Dante Labs, £58, results within 24 hours of the lab receiving your test: https://dantelabs.co.uk/…/products/covid-19-virus-test
Rapid tests (lateral flow tests/antigen tests)
Racoo – the Swindon clinic provides rapid tests as well as home-testing kits:
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