Private Covid-19 Testing

Private PCR Covid Swab Tests

We are offering a PCR swab test that detects active presence of the virus i.e. shows that you currently have COVID-19. PCR tests are considered to be the Gold Standard of testing. 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.

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Saliva RT-PCR Test

The saliva screening is a less invasive alternative to the nasal/throat swab. It involves collecting saliva in a tube and the sample is then analysed in a laboratory. Saliva tests are 96% as accurate as a nasal/throat swab.

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Rapid Antigen test Cork

The COVID-19 antigen test uses a swab to take a sample from your nose. The sample does not need to go to a lab. The test results are quicker than the PCR swab. Your result is available within 15 minutes. Our Rapid Antigen test is CE marked and has a sensitivity of 97.56% and a specificity of >99.9%.

No test is 100% accurate. All tests have limitations. If your test is negative and you continue to have symptoms you should contact your GP.

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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.


Covid 19 RT-PCR swab – €150 includes certificate with results

Covid 19 Saliva RT- PCR – €200 includes certificate with results

Covid 19 Rapid Antigen Test – €60 includes certificate with results

Result Turnaround 

We aim to provide next day results Monday to Friday.  If swabs are booked before 11am they 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.

Covid 19 RT-PCR swab Same day results if booked before 11am.

Covid 19 Saliva RT- PCR Same day results if booked before 11am.

Covid 19 Rapid Antigen Test Results within 15 minutes.

Cancellation Policy 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.

For queries in relation to your Digital COVID Certificate, please call 1800 807 008

Location Douglas Road, Cork T12XE00,  Directions

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Private Covid Test Cork

Information on Covid-19