The Pandemic challenged the established practices of how and where tests could be undertaken. These do not have to be designated places such as in hospital clinics but can be clinics set up in workplaces or even outside such as carparks.Places where Tests can be undertaken:
Some specialized tests will need to be done in hospital or GP clinics. However, some can be administered at home and some can be self-administered. This avoids long waits for the tests or even being in a congested clinic waiting room.
The key to the integrity of the result will be on the sample collection and reporting processes. We believe more testing particularly infectious diseases will be self-administered that can be done at home with the instructional support to do this.
This will be supported by validated systems to confirm individual identity and reporting back to the individual and any relevant stakeholders (Employers and PHE).
We have a reporting system using an app that is currently validated in the Netherlands to enable a health record of tests as well any certification of tests (COVID-19, TB) and vaccination that might be required in the workplace or for travel.
The pandemic showed how we could test and screen for disease in novel ways. Tests could be self-administered and also undertaken in settings outside of normal clinical environments such as at home or in drive-throughs. We offer the following to expedite your ability to get these tests particularly in this time where we have not quite exited the “lockdown”. The sample is either a small volume of blood from a needle prick, urine or using swabs from the respective infection site. The samples are processed in a UKAS accredited Lab. Tests should be done with the advice of a medical practitioner.