PCR testing at Christmas and New Year
Thank you for your email and for considering testing with us. Our lab partner is open 24/7, 365 days a year and is operating as normal over Christmas, as are the team at C19 Testing.
Delivery companies such as DPD and Royal Mail have reduced services. Please check their service if testing between 23rd December and 4th of January.
Samples can be delivered 24/7 to the main laboratory located here:
The Doctors Laboratory
The Halo Building, 1 Mabledon Place
London, WC1H 9AX, UK
Samples delivered to the main lab need to be taken to the entrance at the rear of the building, on Flaxman Terrace road, directly opposite "Mabel's Tavern" Pub. Just ring the buzzer and one of the lab staff will come and take the sample(s) from you. You can download a map here.
Over this period, please allow 24 hours from when your sample is delivered to the lab for your result to be returned to you by email with PDF certificate attachment.
Or in Manchester here:
Regents Place, 4 Windsor Street
Salford, M5 4HB
Over this period, please allow up to 36 hours from when your sample is delivered to the Manchester lab (to allow time for samples to be couriered to the London laboratory) for your result to be returned to you by email with PDF certificate attachment.
Royal Mail is extremely busy in the run up to Christmas and delivery delays are common. If you have a 24-72hr pre-travel test window, we strongly recommend that you hand-deliver or same day-courier your sample back our lab in Central London or Manchester to avoid potential Royal Mail delays.
Please DO NOT return samples with Royal Mail over the Christmas period - December 22nd is the last date that samples can be returned via the Royal Mail Tracked24 postage label. After this date Royal Mail may not deliver your test kit pre-Christmas. There is no postal service (collections or deliveries) between 25th - 28th December inclusive so you will need to hand-deliver your sample back to the lab in London or Manchester in person or via same-day courier.