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Cambridge Clinical Laboratories offers Covid-19 travel tests directly to consumers

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Cambridge Clinical Laboratories has launched a new partnership with C-19 Direct to provide Covid-19 travel tests directly to consumers.

Travellers can register and order their tests at c-19direct.com.The tests can be taken at home, with the sample returned to the Milton-based lab via a pre-paid Royal Mail Tracked 24-hour envelope.

Dr Tony Cooke, CEO of Cambridge Clinical Laboratories. Picture: Keith Heppell
Dr Tony Cooke, CEO of Cambridge Clinical Laboratories. Picture: Keith Heppell

Results are supplied by C-19 Direct in 24 to 48 hours, including any certification required, such as a ‘fit-to-fly’ certificate.

Depending on where you are travelling, you may need a test to leave the UK.

You will also need a test or tests when you return from abroad - the full rules are available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#amber-list-rules-if-you-are-fully-uk-vaccinated.

CCL is offering day two, five and eight tests, priced at £64.95, or £119.95 for the day two and eight test package.

CCL CEO Dr Anthony Cooke says: “2020 threw a huge curveball for the world in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic. We reacted quickly and supported the UK’s efforts with care home, hotspot and private testing. Moving forward we plan to return to our roots, concentrating on how we can support the NHS to recover, looking at what new technologies we can introduce to the UK market, and how we can help individuals take personal responsibility for their health – the C-19 Direct partnership is the beginning of this.”

The tests cost £64.95 for a day two or day five test, or £119.95 for a day two and eight test.

CCL is UKAS-accredited to ISO 15189 to provide specified virology and oncology services including SARS-C0V-2.

It is also approved by NHS England and Improvement to provide antigen (PCR) testing for the virus.

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