DnaNudge
COVID Bubble test

The same fast, lab-free DnaNudge COVID-19 test being used in the NHS is now available to our customers - in store and online.
'Bubbles' of up to 10 people, who do not have coronavirus symptoms, can be tested at the same time, on the same cartridge. Saving time and money.

Book a test in store

Buy a home test kit

 


How much does the test cost?

 

We can test from 1 up to 10 people in your bubble on the same COVID Bubble test cartridge. Each test cartridge is £100, meaning our highly accurate, gold-standard test is just £100 for 1 person or from as little as £10 per person if 10 are tested.

We can also supply a COVID-19 travel certificate - for which there is no extra charge. This is only available for individuals and must be a Bubble test for 1 person at £100. You will also need to bring your passport to the store or fill in your passport details on the Customer Details form as part of your home test kit. Please check with your airline and destination country that they will accept our travel certificate, before buying our test.


How the COVID Bubble test works

Thanks to a DnaNudge breakthrough in coronavirus testing, enabling the 'pooling' of a number of individual phlegm samples on the same cartridge, we can now test up to 10 people, on-the-spot, at the same time.

This means that we can test a 'family bubble', a 'household bubble', a 'support bubble', a 'small business bubble', an 'office bubble' or even an 'orchestra bubble' – we've been supporting the world famous London Symphony Orchestra with regular COVID-19 bubble testing so that they can safely return to live performances. Find out more about how we've been helping the LSO here.


What happens when I take a test?

In store:
On arrival in store we'll take your temperature and take a few details before starting your test. You can be assured that we follow rigorous hygiene and cleaning protocols and use appropriate PPE at all times. Please do not attend our store if you, or anyone in your 'bubble' are displaying COVID-19 symptoms. In this instance please stay at home, self isolate and contact the NHS. This is to protect our store team and customers.

Once in store we'll ask you and every individual in your 'bubble', for a phlegm sample – we'll ask you to spit a bit of phlegm into a sterile container in the privacy of our purpose-built COVID booth – we'll then ask you for payment and that's it, all done. You'll receive your results via email in around 90 minutes.

Online:
We'll send you our easy-to-use home test kit direct to your door (UK addresses only) via your choice of either Standard or Express shipping.

At home, follow the step-by-step instructions to complete your test, we'll ask you to spit a bit of phlegm into a sterile container, then simply return it to us – using the pre-paid box provided. Please ensure that you enclose a signed consent form and completed customer details form for each person being tested.

Once we receive your returned sample it's processed the same day. Results are generated in around 90 minutes and are sent to you via email.

This whole process – allowing for return postage – normally takes around 2-3 working days.


Your results

In store:
You should receive your results via email in around 90 minutes - this may take a little longer at busy periods - to the email address you gave us when you arrived in store.

Online:
Returned samples are processed the same day and results are generated in around 90 minutes – this may take a little longer at busy periods. Results will be sent to you via email to the address on your customer details form. Allowing for return postage, this whole process, from sample-to-result, normally takes around 2-3 working days.


How to book a test in store

 

Our COVID-19 Bubble tests are available, at our Covent Garden flagship store, by pre-booked appointment only. We ask for a £20 non-refundable deposit to secure your booking.

Book an appointment online now by clicking here.

Travel Certificate - If you require a travel certificate you must book a COVID Bubble test for 1 at £100 and bring your passport with you to the store when you come for your test appointment.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please do not book a test with us, stay at home, self isolate and contact the NHS. Thank you.


How to buy a test online

 

Our COVID-19 Bubble tests are available to use in the privacy of your own home. Buy online today and we'll deliver our easy-to-use home test kit direct to your door (UK addresses only). Choose either Standard or Express shipping, which includes pre-paid return postage.

Buy a test online here.

Travel Certificate - If you require a travel certificate you must buy a COVID Bubble test for 1 at £100 and must ensure that you fill in your passport number on the Customer Details form, that will come with your home test kit.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms – such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss of taste or smell – please do not buy a home test kit from us, stay at home, self isolate and contact the NHS. Thank you.


DnaNudge COVID-19 testing and the NHS

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 DnaNudge scientists have been working alongside NHS Doctors and Nurses to fight the coronavirus on the frontline.

Our fast, highly-accurate, lab-free test was developed rapidly in response to the crisis and now 5.8 million COVIDNudge tests are being rolled out across the NHS, provided at cost by DnaNudge in support of the UK's national efforts to defeat COVID-19.

Now, by widening access to our COVID-19 test to the general public – with a low-cost 'bubble' test designed for people who are not displaying any coronavirus symptoms – we're continuing our support for the hard-working NHS by reducing pressure on community-based testing programmes.

You can find out more about our 'pooling' testing in hospitals here.