FAQ’s

Refund Policy

How can I order my test?

Head over to our shop to order your tests. Our shop offers:

  • Covid19 Self-Tests 
  • Covid19 Pre Travel Self-Tests and Clinician Performed Tests
  • Covid19 Test and Release Self-Tests and Clinician Performed Tests 
  • Covid19 Day 2 & 8 Self-Tests and Clinician Performed Tests

We cannot take bookings via telephone, in person or via email 

Click here to access our online shop

When should I order my kit?

We recommend ordering your self-test and/or booking your appointment two weeks prior to you needing to take the sample. 

PCR Tests have a 6 months shelf life. 

Orders placed before 2.30pm Monday to Friday will be despatched the same day for next working day delivery. Orders placed after 2.30pm Monday to Thursday will take up to 2 working days (Monday to Friday) to be despatched, if you order during the weekend or Bank Holiday then please allow 2-3 working days for your order to be despatched. 

Please note no orders will be despatched or delivered during the weekend or Bank Holidays.

Can I do this test myself at home?

Yes these tests are designed to be ‘self-tests’ and clear and concise instructions come in each test kit. 

Please note if the test is for pre-travel purposes you will need to check the entry requirements for your destination as some areas only accept clinician performed tests.

Where can I have my sample taken by a Clinician?

  • Barnsley – 17 Middlewoods Way, Barnlsey, S71 3HR 
  • Birmingham – 26 High St, Sutton Coldfield B72 1UP 
  • Cambridge – Unit 13B, Dencora Business Centre, Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TG 
  • Cirencester – Estate Farm, West Lane, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6AB 
  • Harlow – Lobby Office, Westgate House, West Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1YS
  • London – Lower Ground Floor Office, 109-111 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8JA 
  • Manchester – Office 21, 2nd Floor “The Building” HQ, Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester,  M50 3XP 
 

When do I need to take my sample? 

Pre-Travel – Within the given time frame required by the country that you are travelling to. We always recommend carrying out the sample on the first day within the travel requirement period. You can find the requirements for each country here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Test to Release – on or after the 5th day of your isolation period. 

Day 2 & 8 Tests – one or before the 2nd day of your isolation period and on the 8th day of your isolation period. 

Please ensure you work out when you need to take your test prior to ordering. We are not authorised to advise you of when you should take this.

How will I receive my results?

After completing your online account creation and entering your sample barcode number you will post your sample to the laboratory using a Royal Mail Priority Post box only. 

When your sample arrives at our laboratory you will receive an email notification. You will also be able to track your sample using the Royal Mail tracking number on the front of your returns envelope. 

Results are reported within 24 – 48 hours from receipt of your sample at the laboratory. Results are sent to your online results account and when they are ready you will receive an email to prompt you to check your account. Your results PDF document can be saved to your device or printed. 

When do I create my user account?

You should receive two emails from Screen4:
A. An order confirmation
B. An invitation to create a secure online account – this is where you will receive your results. Please ensure you activate your account and check your spam box just in case your invitation hasn’t arrived.

Step 1 – Receive your invitation via email

Step 2 – Create your account (make sure you make a note of your username and password)

Step 3 – Log in to your account and confirm your personal details.

Step 4 – Log out of your account until you are ready to take your sample

Click here to see the instructions document for creating your account.

 

How can I track my sample?

Royal Mail:
It is crucial that you log your Royal Mail Tracking number from the front of your Royal Mail Envelope. You can track your sample at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item#/
 
DX Envelope:
It is crucial that you log your DX tracking number from the front of the DX labelled envelope. You can then track this via the DX Website. 
 
It is also crucial that you take a note of your sample barcode – this is what links your test to you. 
 

What is shown on my result certificate?

Don’t worry we are experienced with Pre-Travel requirements and our certificates display all relevant information:
  • Full name as displayed on your Passport
  • Passport Number
  • DOB
  • Sample Number (Barcode)
  • Result
  • Sample taken Date and time
This is all taken from the order you place so please make sure you complete all information correctly.
 
Test and Release and Day 2 & 8 Test Results are slightly different from Pre-Travel and they contain more information in line with the Governments Requirements.
 

Where is the laboratory that my sample will go to?

Our partner laboratory is based in Cambridge – Oncologica UK LTD. Please note this is a different address to our Cambridge Clinic
The lab also has a drop box for you to deliver your samples to 7 days a week. 
 

Oncologica UK Ltd

Suite 2 Newham Building 

Chesterford Research Park

Cambridge 

CB10 1X

How do I get my sample back to the Laboratory?

Getting your sample to the laboratory is the consumers responsibility. Screen4 take no liability in the delivery of kits to lab. 

You will receive a Royal Mail Tracked 24 envelope within your test kit to return the sample to our lab. This can be posted using a Royal Mail Priority Post Box only. To find your nearest priority post box an collection times:

Visit: www.royalmail.com/services-near-you

  • Click the ‘Show my nearest priority post boxes’ tickbox
  • Enter the postcode of where you are staying and select the address
  • View your nearest priority post box and check its collection times

If you already have a kit with a DX envelope inside of your kit please follow the below:

Please do not put a DX addressed envelope in a ROYAL MAIL post box as this will cause your sample to be destroyed. 

To ensure your sample is securely returned to our testing laboratory please ensure you follow the below steps to complete your Sample Drop.

To locate your nearest DX Express sample drop off point please refer to the list of address here.

  • Upon arrival at the Sample Drop off point, please do not enter the premises if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • Please sanitise your hands on entry and wear a face covering
  • Please remain in the designated area only
  • Only ONE person is to be in the Sample Drop location at a time. If there are other customers in the area, please wait outside until they have left the area
  • Post your DX addressed Sample Kit into the blue postal locker marked with yellow DX Sample Drop label.

Alternatively you can hand deliver your samples to the Oncologica lab in Cambridge:

Oncologica UK Ltd

Suite 2 Newham Building 

Chesterford Research Park

Cambridge 

CB10 1XL

 

Please note as of Monday 11th January 2021 we are no longer offering a drop box service at any of our clinics.

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