Test to Release Informed Consent Form

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Please fill out the online registration/consent form at the bottom of this page. You will then be emailed your unique reference number which will allow you to complete the passenger locater form here.

The payment link for £99 will then be emailed to you and your test kit will be ready to collect from reception.

This is not a postal service so please be aware you will need to collect/return your kit in person.

PCR test is short for “polymerase chain reaction” test; it is a well established technique and has a high level of accuracy if performed by a trained laboratory professional. In simple terms the process of PCR is to gather small trace amounts of DNA and replicate them. As researchers are studying the Novel COVID 19 virus they have extracted hundreds of different genome sequences that help identify the presence of COVID 19. The only problem is that the COVID19 virus has RNA as its genetic material rather than DNA. A method called “reverse transcription” (RT) is used to convert the RNA into its complementary DNA which can then be replicated. This is why the PCR test should strictly be called the RT-PCR test. Once the sample is taken the Lab will remove all unnecessary components stripping the sample down to the essential genetic material. Once the RT-PCR process has been completed, due to the replication process, it will be easy to ascertain the presence or absence of COVID 19.

The PCR test will tell you whether or not you are currently infected with COVID19 as it detects the amount of viral RNA present in the sample. PCR tests give us a good indication as to who is infected and allows companies, business and other commercial institutions to determine who is safe to work as well as determining who needs to remain at home in quarantine. PCR tests can also be ordered by individuals to determine if family members are safe to visit (alongside government guidelines). It is used as a method for airlines to determine those passengers that are “fit to fly”. Those who require a “fit to fly” certificate will be awarded one if results are negative, It can also be used to determine if a person is fit to work.

Yes. In order for us to receive the most accurate results we collect a sample from two different locations so you can have peace of mind regarding your results. ​The kit may have two swab applicators, one is thinner than the other and is meant for the nose. You can also use the thin applicator for both the nose and throat.
Please familiarise yourself with the procedure before coming to collect your kit by watching this video.

The swab must be carried out as per the instructions which come within the kit. Once you have collected your kit from our reception, you then need to self administer the swab in your vehicle if you wish to return it straight to us, or you can take it home and return at your own convenience. Please wear a face mask at all times when collecting and returning your test kit to a member of staff. Please complete the form with all the details requested, including putting your name, date and time swab taken on the consent form as well as the clear bag the vile come in.

Results are usually ready within 24 hours of receiving your test kit at our labs based on current turn around times. Results and certificate (assuming your result is negative) will be emailed to you in PDF format. If you do test positive you will be emailed a positive information form, this needs to be completed as soon as possible and returned back to us in order for us to full-fill our responsibility of reporting any positives to the PHE.

Although the laboratory does carry out testing throughout the day and night during the week and during the day on the weekend, access to collect your test kit will be between 8am and 6pm Monday – Friday.  If you need to return the sample out of hours or on the weekend, please pre arrange this with us and ring the out of hours buzzer next to the big roller shutter door once you arrive.

20/30 Labs ltd, Unit 6 Osyth Close, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Northampton, NN4 7DY.

We do have limited parking on site so we would be grateful if you could park your vehicle on the road outside the car park.

The cost of one test is £99.

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Visitors arriving to England who have been in or transited through any of these countries in the previous 10 days will not be permitted entry from 4am on Saturday 9th January. British Nationals, visa holders and permanent residents arriving from these countries will be able to enter but are required to self-isolate for ten days along with their household. International arrivals who arrive in England after 4am on Saturday 9th January who have been in or transited through these countries in the previous 10 days will not be able to shorten their self-isolation period through Test to Release. International arrivals who arrived in England before 4am on Saturday 9th January who have been in or transited through these countries in the previous 10 days, including those who have not yet booked or taken a test to release, can still use the scheme.

Terms

  • This form is to confirm informed consent for Coronavirus swab testing through 20/30 Labs Ltd
  • By submitting the form, the submitter (the donor) consents to provide a swab to 20/30 Labs Ltd for the sole purpose of testing for SARS-CoV-2.
  • 20/30 Labs will not use this material to perform any additional tests and collected material will be destroyed after each test is complete
  • 20/30 Labs Ltd will only process personal data in relation to the tests for the purposes of conducting the tests and releasing results to the appointed contacts.
  • Aggregated, anonymised results may be used for reporting purposes.
  • We have a requirement to advise the PHE of any positive samples, therefore if you test positive by signing this form you agree to supply us with the required information. We will only use this information for reporting purposes and it will be deleted from our system after a period of 1 month.

We are based in Northampton and only have limited capacity for local, test to release and fit to fly. Once we have reached our daily capacity you will be notified, in this event please visit any of our partner organisations: Agilis, MedicSpot or Avante Health.

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