Covid-19 Testing Service

Covid-19 PCR Testing Cork

COVID-19 PCR Test - €119

We offer the gold standard COVID-19 PCR test used by the HSE and approved by the Department of Health for private patients. For just €119, this is an express service with results emailed the next day when tested before 2pm. This service is available from our Cork and Dublin locations.

Same day PCR test option in Carrigaline store based on availability. We aim to provide same day results Monday to Friday. Tests booked before 9.15am are likely to return that same evening. Same day PCR Test - €179

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As international travel resumes, many countries and airlines require individuals to provide a travel certificate which shows evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to travel, usually taken no more than 72 hours before your flight.

Results are emailed the next day when tested before 2pm. Please note for appointments booked after 2pm in Cork and 4pm in Dublin, test results will not be available until the day after next (normally morning but can be anytime up until midnight).

This service is not suitable for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19, which includes being a close contact.

What is a PCR test?

A PCR test is performed in a laboratory and is indicative of an individual’s COVID status at the time their sample is taken. It does not show previous infection. PCR tests are internationally recognised as the gold standard for COVID-19 testing by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the backbone of every governments national testing program.

How long will the test take?

Your sample will be collected by one of our trained healthcare professionals using a nasopharyngeal (nose and throat) swab, the full appointment process should take no more than 10 minutes.

 

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test - €49

Rapid Antigen testing involves a swab taken from the back of your nose. A testing kit is then used in the pharmacy to assess for the presence of COVID-19 antigens.

The test is being offered primarily for the purposes of essential travel. Your result is available within 15 minutes. Our Rapid Antigen test has a sensitivity of 96.52% and a specificity of 99.68%.

A Travel Certificate is provided which is mutually recognised by all member states across the EU and on common list of EU COVID-19 rapid antigen tests.

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Rapid antigen tests can reduce further transmission of COVID-19 through early detection.

Antigen tests are intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of infections with COVID-19. There is a small possibility that the result may give a false negative or false positive. Positive Antigen results are confirmed by a PCR test.

If you test positive, public health may be notified and you will be advised to phone your doctor to arrange a HSE PCR test, return home and self-isolate until the results of the HSE laboratory PCR test are known.

Some countries may now accept Rapid Antigen Test results for travel.

Same day PCR test option based on availability.


This service is not suitable for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19, which includes being a close contact.