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You can have a swab test to check if you have coronavirus (Covid-19) now for £119. Get your PCR home testing kit delivered to your home with free next day delivery.

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A gentle nose and throat swab

Online results, typically within 24-48 hours after reaching the lab

Free express delivery for all orders

A CQC registered and UKAS-certified service

The new fast and convenient home test for Covid-19 uses a gentle nose and throat swab to be used by you at home. The home test kit comes with a prepaid return shipping label for easy returns to our UKAS-certified labs. Your sample is analysed in our lab using an extensively validated RT-PCR test to confirm the presence of coronavirus (Covid-19). We aim to deliver your result within 24-48 hours of your sample being received in our laboratory.

STEP BY STEP

How it works

It’s really simple - we send you a home test kit in the post with a prepaid return shipping label

1. Home testing kit

Do your swab sample at home

2. Pop it in the post

Post your home test kit back to the lab

3. Get your results

Your results are delivered by SMS and email

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Ensure that your employees, student body, colleagues, or production crew stay safe with bulk COVID-19 testing which they can conveniently take from home.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

Our home test kit is the complete package

We send you everything you need with easy-to-understand instructions

Created by doctors

LiveSmart is created by top NHS Doctors and GPs

Home testing kit

We'll send you an easy-to-use swab test in the post

Expert advice

Speak to one of our doctors once you have your results

Security

Our service is strictly regulated and has passed every security audit


CQC regulated

We're regulated to the highest standard by the Care Quality Commission

Check your health

Once you’ve got your results, get a discount on our comprehensive range of blood tests

Affordable

Our Covid-19 PCR home test is the most affordable on the market

Accurate results

Our lab uses an exremely accurate RT-PCR based test

Satisfied customers

Our customer satisfaction scores put us in the world-class category

Convenient

Get your results digitally by SMS and email

Fast results

Online results, typically within 24-48 hours after reaching the lab

SIMPLE AND CONVENIENT

Your home test swab

Dr Amir Khan shows you how to self-administer a swab test for coronavirus. It’s a simple nasal and throat swab

FAQ

Your questions answered

Read through the questions and answers below to learn more about this test

This test is a PCR test for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test). The test looks for virus particles (RNA fragments) in your nose and throat and is therefore used to tell whether you currently have coronavirus. Your kit contains everything you need to take your own sample from the comfort of your home.

LiveSmart’s Covid-19 home test kit is suitable for:

  • Anyone concerned about their Covid-19 status, regardless of if they have symptoms or not
  • Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms - you should get a test as soon as possible if you currently have symptoms
  • Anyone who needs proof of a negative test result for travel purposes
  • Anyone being admitted to hospital for tests or treatment
  • Anyone who has been told by their employer that they need to have a Covid-19 test

If you are purchasing this test due to concerns you have been exposed to Covid-19, you should wait 5 days from the potential exposure before taking the test. This is because symptoms usually develop between 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus, with the average length of time being about 5 days.

The test has been extensively validated for the detection of Covid-19 and the kit used has been defined by the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Our laboratory partner have established a specificity of 100% for the test; and a sensitivity of >95%. The testing method also uses a control to reduce the risk of false negatives from incorrectly collecting the sample.

Your sample is analysed by our partner laboratory who are CQC regulated and accredited by UKAS to ISO15189 standards. LiveSmart and our partner laboratory are also CQC regulated; whilst the kit and testing method have been CE marked by the MHRA.

Your results will be ready 24-48 hours after your sample has reached our lab. You’ll receive a text message and an email. Details of your results will be included within a PDF attached to your results email, this can be used as proof of results if needed. The PDF will tell you everything you need to know, and you will also find useful information on the NHS Covid-19 webpage.

If your result is positive, our lab will update the NHS Test and Trace system. You will be contacted by the Test and Trace team to assist in efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19. You’ll also get a phone call from one of our doctors to discuss your results.

You and your household should isolate (or remain in isolation if you were already isolating). You should also inform your GP or healthcare provider of your result. You should follow the guidance provided on the NHS Covid-19 webpage.

If you develop emergency warning signs for Covid-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to rouse
  • Bluish lips or face


*This list is not all inclusive. Please seek medical advice for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

A negative PCR test means that you were not infected with Covid-19 when you took the test. If you have no symptoms, you can continue as normal. However, if you have symptoms, follow the advice on the NHS Covid-19 webpage.

Yes! LiveSmart would be delighted to help your organisation carry out bulk testing for Covid-19. Ensure that your employees, student body, colleagues, or production crew stay safe with convenient testing which they can take from home. Click here to enquire.

Yes! Please carefully review the latest information from the Foreign Office website to ensure this test is suitable for your needs. Entry requirements vary by country, including the need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test result within specific time-frames. We endeavour to provide your results within 24-48 hours of your sample reaching the lab; and provide Track-24 postage to ensure your sample reaches the lab on time.

You should take your test as early as possible within the required time window - for example, if you require a test no more than 72 hours before taking a flight, make sure you take your test 72 hours before to allow maximum time for it reach our laboratory and receive your results.

Due to the constantly changing global environment and entry requirements, LiveSmart is unable to provide specific guidance on whether this test is suitable for your destination. All purchases are at your own risk.

LiveSmart is created by NHS doctors and we are proud to be CQC registered. We have a strong track record of satisfied customers with world class customer satisfaction scores.

  • Highly accurate results. Our laboratory partner have established a specificity of 100% for the test; and a sensitivity of >95%.
  • Confidentiality. Your test results and personal information will always be dealt with in complete privacy.
  • Accredited laboratories. All tests are performed at the highest clinical standards in our certified UK laboratory.
  • World class customer support. Our friendly and experienced team are available to answer your queries between 9.15am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Order before 12pm and your test kit will be sent out on the same day (Monday to Friday).
  • Online results. 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 clinical team to discuss your result.

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Get your Covid-19 test kit delivered to your home within 24-48 hours if you order Mon-Fri

Free express delivery for all orders

The most affordable PCR test on the market at £119

99% accuracy with our UKAS-certified labs

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