Randox launches new COVID-19 testing facility at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Testing Centre

Global healthcare diagnostics company Randox Health has announced a new COVID-19 testing facility at Heathrow Airport.


The service from Randox, which is the largest COVID-19 testing provider in the UK and Ireland, and a partner in the UK Government’s National COVID-19 Testing Programme, uses gold standard PCR technology to generate results in 1 – 3 hours.


The laboratory is capable of processing up to 1000 samples per day, for both fit to fly and test to release, which allows individuals in England returning home from international travel to stop self-isolating if they get a negative test result after 5 days.


Dr Peter FitzGerald, Randox Founder and Managing Director commented;


“We continue to expand our portfolio of bespoke testing products and services, and our new testing facility at the Heathrow Airport brings us one step closer to a timely return to a more normal society.

“It’s great to be able to provide our fit to fly and test to release services to the airport and help support their enormous efforts to restore public confidence in international travel and get people back in the air again.”


The Randox testing facility at Heathrow Airport runs in partnership with Doctap who provide a team of certified Sample Collection Officers to perform the swabbing on site.


A Laboratory Technician subsequently expedites the sample and reports the results, meaning that a fit to fly or test to release certificate that would normally take up to 48 hours now takes as little as 1 hour, and no longer than 3 hours to deliver a certificate back to a customer.


To book a test please visit Doctap.co.uk/randox


For further information on the Mobile Testing Laboratory please email mobiletesting@randox.com


Randox Health offers a range of COVID-19 testing services for fit to fly, test to release, workplace testing or simply for peace of mind.


Order a home sample collection kit, book an appointment at a Randox Health Travel Centre (available in the UK and Ireland) or visit a Randox Mobile Laboratory (located at Heathrow and Liverpool Airports).


COVID-19 antibody testing is available in Randox Health Clinics.

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