PCR Covid Swab
We are offering a PCR swab test which detects active presence of the virus i.e. shows that you currently have COVID-19. These are the tests currently used by the HSE and are approved by the Department of Health (DOH). They are fully compliant with government guidelines. Swabs are analysed in a laboratory with >99% sensitivity and specificity.
Who should book a PCR Swab?
- If you are traveling most airlines now require a passenger to have a non detected PCR result before flying. We will issue you with a travel certificate and a copy of your lab result to present to the airline.
- If your workplace has required a Covid Swab.
- If you want to book a swab for your own personal reasons we can do a PCR swab.
However if you are a close contact and get a non detected result you still need to restrict your movements (stay at home) for 14 days, even if you feel well.
If you are feeling unwell and you are experiencing symptoms of Covid 19 you must start self isolating and contact your GP
Please note you are still required to follow Public Health guidelines on self isolation if you have returned from another country.
We aim to provide next day results Monday to Friday. Swabs booked between 8am and 8.45am are likely to return that same evening. However we cannot guarantee swab turn around times as there may be unforeseen delays in the lab which are outside our control
MyCorkGP does not take any responsibility for any passenger’s travel itinerary.
It is the sole responsibility of the passenger / patient to ensure they take the test at the correct date / time
in advance to satisfy their airlines travel / check in requirements.
Appointments cancelled more then 2 days before your appointment date are subject to a €50 cancellation fee. Appointments cancelled up to 48 hours before your appointment are non refundable but can be changed to a future date. Appointments cancelled on the day are non refundable and cannot be rescheduled to a different date.
Douglas Road Medical Centre , Douglas Road,T12XE00, Cork