COVID TESTING                    

FAQ's

UKAS number 22796

How long does it take to do the test.

We book people 10 minutes apart so we can explain the procedure & complete paperwork & computer input.

 

Who gets the test results?

An email will be automatically sent to First Aid Plus Ltd. We will forward it to your Covid-19 Supervisors email address.

 

 What action is taken for someone with a positive result?

Following the latest government guidelines Production/HR &/or the Medic would arrange to:

1. re-test the person

2. advise them to inform their own GP, self-isolate for 14 days

3. Follow current government guidelines

 

How do the tests go to the lab?

You have an option of special delivery post which is free, or you can arrange a courier

 

Are the tests CE approved?

All of our tests are CE approved

 

Is the Laboratory approved?

·        Most of our test laboratories are approved by (UKAS) United Kingdom Accreditation Service

·        NHS England & Improvement & The Department of Health & Social Care.

 

If there is a positive result, who notifies track & trace?

The laboratory will notify the PHE within 7 days the presence of COVID-19 to the (PHE) Public Health England.

 

What about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

If the law requires the use of personal data, the reporting of first name, last name & address can be given.

Details are not shared with any third party.

 

Does the test have to be completed by a Medic?

Yes, this is a stipulation from the laboratory. You can request one of our medics or provide your own, if trained.

 

Where do the test go to?

Mos of our  laboratories are in Cambridge.

 

What is the turnaround time?

Turnaround time guaranteed 24 hours from when the lab receives the tests.  However, this has most recently been within 8 hours turnaround.

 

What is the laboratory opening and closing times?

9:00am - 5.30pm 7 days per week

 

How is production and the individuals notified of the test results?

Once registered with the ReCoVa-19 app.  Results are safely, following GDP guidelines, emailed to the Covid-19 Supervisor.

 

Do we need a room for testing?

The area should be as sparce as possible as the medic will have to clean  between each person tested. Tables and chairs are fine to be left.

 

Can we have tested someone in their car?

Yes

 

Documents for download

What does my swab test involve?
Patient Swab Test Information.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [172.2 KB]
My health declaration
Health Declaration.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [132.2 KB]
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