Covid-19 Rapid Antigen

Tests proven accurate enough for community use

Antigen tests at £30 per test

(an additional charge will be made if you require assistance with test application).
Ring  0191 481 4085 to book a Covid-19 Test
Extensive clinical evaluation from Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Oxford has demonstrated lateral flow tests – rapid turnaround tests which can process Covid-19 samples on site without laboratory equipment – are accurate and sensitive enough to be used in the community, including for asymptomatic people.
Most lateral flow tests generate results in under half an hour and are being piloted across England, as part of the Government’s strategy for testing the effectiveness of this new technology. Should these pilots prove successful, they will be pushed out more widely.
For example, the lateral flow tests being deployed in Liverpool have shown to have over 99.6% specificity.
PHE Porton Down and the University of Oxford tested newly-deployed tests in multiple settings, with their findings showing the tests to be highly reliable, sensitive and accurate.
Prior to commencing these pilots, DHSC commissioned independent research to gain further information on the specificity and sensitivity of the tests in different settings including hospitals, schools, and universities. The swabbing and processing of these tests must currently be conducted at a dedicated testing site by trained personnel.
The devices are designed to be intuitive and require minimal training to operate, and PHE and the University of Oxford are now looking at how this test could be self-administer. Black and Banton having helped many business across the country with appropriate SARS CoV-2 tests since April 2020.
We can supply your workplace with Antigen tests  at a competitive price per test (an additional charge will be made if you require assistance with test application and sampling). Our trained staff can visit your site and perform the necessary testing, We rapidly report results so individuals who are clear of symptoms and clear of evidence of the virus can enter the work place. We have had excellent feedback on our professional clinical testing services, and would be happy to discuss this with you,
Please contact our admin team on 0191 487 1040 for further information
Terms & Conditions

Black and Banton provides screening on a best endeavour’s basis using test kits approved for use in the UK and Europe. Testing provides a historic, momentary result. An individual’s health status can change between sampling and reporting of the result. All results are based on the sample specimen provided and do not consider any clinical assessment or patient diagnosis.

This test is designed as a screening test for asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals alike and for groups for travel or other purposes. In the event of a positive result and/or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please follow current government guidelines and arrange for a confirmatory test via the National Health Service.

Covid-19 is a notifiable diseases and the testing lab has a responsibility to inform Public Health England when a result is recorded as positive. You as an individual have an obligation to inform your Employer, GP and Track and Trace of your positive result.

Due to the constantly changing rules and regulations, individuals are responsible to assess the suitability of this test against the test requirements for their airline/destination country. Black and Banton is unable to provide any advice or guidance with regards to acceptance criteria for airlines/countries and accepts no liability for this.

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