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.
We can also supply a Lateral Flow Antibody test at additional cost (in store only), if your destination country also requires this in addition to a PCR test result. For full details of this combined Bubble + IgM Antibody test please click here.
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 Bubble test?
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.
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 Bubble test results
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.
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.