How can I test for Covid-19 with Better2Know?

Better2Know currently provides four testing options for Covid-19:

Covid-19 PCR Swab Home Sample Collection Kit

This test requires a combined nose/throat swab to be collected at home and sent to our laboratory for testing. If you think you may have coronavirus now, you should choose this test.

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Covid-19 IgG IgM Instant Blood Test

A blood test to detect antibodies produced in response to coronavirus. This test is available at selected UK clinics and provides results within 10 minutes from a finger-prick.

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Covid-19 IgG Antibody Test at a Clinic

Available at clinics throughout the UK, this blood test will detect antibodies produced in response to Covid-19. You will receive your results within one working day of your sample’s arrival at the laboratory.

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Covid-19 IgG Antibody Home Sample Collection Kit

This test will tell you whether your immune system has produced antibodies in response to coronavirus. It requires a finger-prick blood sample to be collected at home and sent to our laboratory for testing.

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Please note: All Covid-19 Antibody tests are suitable 7-14 days post-symptoms.


Post Covid-19 Recovery Health Check

If you have already tested positive or think that you may have had coronavirus, we have designed three Post Covid-19 Health Screens to provide you with a comprehensive overview of your health following recovery from coronavirus. Each screen includes a Covid-19 IgG Antibody Test.

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Why test for Covid-19 with Better2Know?

  • Highly accurate results and fast turnaround times for your peace of mind.
  • Confidentiality. Your test results and personal information will always be dealt with in complete privacy.
  • Accredited laboratories. Tests are performed at the highest clinical standards in our certified UK laboratories.
  • World class patient support. Our friendly and experienced Patient Services team are available to answer your queries 24/7.
  • Order before 4pm and your home test kit will be sent out on the same day.
  • Online results. Track your results online in your secure Patient Area at any time. We will email you as soon as your results are ready to view.
  • Follow-up call. If you test positive, you can speak to one of our highly trained advisors to discuss your result.
  • Live chat. Contact our advisors discreetly using our online webchat.

Coronavirus Home Test Kits

  Covid-19 PCR Swab Test Covid-19 IgG Antibody Test
Where can I buy a test kit for coronavirus? Available to purchase online in our shop Available to purchase online in our shop
How much does a coronavirus test kit cost? £195 £59.95
What do Covid-19 testing kits comprise of?

Everything you need to take your sample correctly, including:

  • PCR swab
  • Transparent sealable bag
  • Pathology form
  • Full set of instructions
  • Postage-paid return envelope to the laboratory
  • Details for contacting Better2Know with any questions.

Everything you need to take your sample correctly, including:

  • Pack of lancets to prick your finger
  • Pre-lancet antiseptic wipes and plasters
  • Blood collection tube
  • Pathology form
  • Full set of instructions by email
  • Postage-paid return envelope to the laboratory
  • Details for contacting Better2Know with any queries by email.
How will I get my results? Results are available online in your secure patient area 24/7. You can also phone or email us for your results. Results are available online in your secure patient area 24/7. You can also phone or email us for your results.

What is Covid-19?

Covid-19 is a coronavirus which can cause illness in both humans and animals. The effect of the virus on an individual varies from person to person. Covid-19 is highly contagious and spreads very quickly from person to person.

How can I contract Covid-19?

Covid-19 is thought to be transmitted through close contact with the virus. This occurs through droplets produced when a person with coronavirus coughs or sneezes. Other people can then become infected with the virus by breathing in the droplets.

Transmission can also occur when a person touches nearby surfaces and objects where the droplets have landed, and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.

What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

Symptoms may appear between 1-14 days after infection. You may not notice any symptoms until two weeks after you become infected with the coronavirus. Some people may experience no symptoms at all. It is possible to spread coronavirus to others without having any symptoms.

If present, symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • A new, continuous cough
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath.

Why should I test for Covid-19?

Covid-19 is spreading quickly. You should consider testing for coronavirus if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you have recently travelled to a high-risk country or you think you may have come into contact with someone who has coronavirus.