Rapid workplace testing

We are able to arrange a bespoke testing service for businesses who wish to know the current status of their workforce on an ad hoc basis or as part of a regular screening programme. All tests are performed by our experienced testing clinicians with oversight from our GP team.

The Covid-19 RAPID antigen test for workplace screening gives results within 20-30 minutes. This compares with the PCR test which is a slightly more accurate test but takes 24 to 48 hours to process. We recommend the PCR test for anyone showing symptoms.

Our RAPID tests are made by the company SDbiosensor, are WHO recommended and have a specificity of 99.7% and sensitivity of 96.5%. This reduced sensitivity over the PCR test means that some cases will be missed when shedding very low levels of virus, but this is at a time when they are thought not to be infectious.

We can offer a one off or regular testing programme. We will attend your sites and swab as many of your colleagues as you wish, although any actively symptomatic staff should be self-testing with our PCR swabs. The base cost for this starts at £99 but we can be flexible depending on numbers tested, so for greater numbers of tests the cost per test is lower.

Please contact our Covid team on admin@dorsetprivategp.co.uk for more information.

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