Express PCR screening
We are pleased to offer rapid PCR tests in selected TMB clinics across Ireland. You will visit a TMB Travel Health Clinic, where nurse will take a swab sample from your throat & nasal tissue.
Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB) work in partnership with Irish lab group, PlusVital to process the tests. The sample will undergo laboratory analysis that has a >98% accuracy rate at detecting an active COVID-19 coronavirus infection.
- In-clinic throat & nasal swab test
- Sample collected by a nurse at select TMB clinics in Ireland
- Sample processed by Irish laboratory group PlusVital
- Detects an active COVID-19 infection
- Express results within 24 hours *
- Included travel certificate
- Higher level of accuracy than home testing options
WHY CHOOSE A RAPID COVID PCR TEST?
The express coronavirus RT-PCR test is ideal for anyone who needs to prove a negative COVID-19 infection results for travel or work. The express option ensures results are returned to you within 24 hours * of your swab sample being collected. If your destination country has entry requirements for a COVID-19 travel certificate that is dated with 72 hours of your departure/arrival – the express coronavirus PCR test is the appropriate test to meet these requirements.
HOW MUCH DOES THE EXPRESS CORONAVIRUS PCR SWAB COST?
The TMB express coronavirus PCR in clinic PCR test including covid-19 travel certificate costs from €130.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY CORONAVIRUS PCR TEST RESULTS?
Once the PlusVital laboratory has completed their analysis of your sample, we will send your results to the email address provided during your appointment for a coronavirus PCR test in-clinic. You will have secure access to view & download your results.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET CORONAVIRUS PCR TEST RESULTS?
The express covid-19 test takes up to 24 hours * to get your results.
WHAT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT MY CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULTS?
Our expert clinicians are available to answer your questions regarding your coronavirus PCR test results.
CAN I USE THIS EXPRESS PCR SWAB TEST TO HELP ME WITH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND RETURN TO WORK?
Yes. TMB can help by providing you with a COVID-19 Certificate for Travel with both our PCR & Antibody testing services. This certificate helps to support the validity of your test result.
TMB cannot take any responsibility for those who are refused entry to a country, airline or work place with a TMB test result & certificate. This PCR test result certificate is to support the validity of your test results. It by no means will guarantee your entry to a country, airline or work place.
This Viral Screening service is only for those who are perfectly healthy and well with no signs of possible Covid-19 infection. If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 please phone your GP to arrange a free test.
* At participating TMB clinics. Results may take up to 36 hours in certain cases due to circumstances outside of our control