Express PCR Testing


Express PCR testing – Same day results. We are pleased to offer rapid PCR tests in selected TMB clinics across Ireland and at our drive through test centres. We offer a same day service. We expect to have the PCR test result available to customers on the same day as their test.

An express PCR test (same day service) is available to book in clinic & at our drive through test centres.   EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) based on a negative PCR test result and a Travel Clearance Certificate are also included with an express PCR test.

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
  • Sample processed by Irish laboratory group PlusVital
  • Detects an active COVID-19 infection
  • Express results delivered same day*
  • Included travel certificate & EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC)
  • Higher level of accuracy than home testing options

Why Chose a Rapid 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 on the same day * as your swab sample being collected.

To help you to travel safely and more easily within the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) is accepted in all EU states for travel within the EU and EEA . TMB is currently an approved supplier of EU Digital Covid Certificates for travel based on a negative PCR test result.

If your destination country is outside the EU/EEA and 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 PCR Test Cost?

The TMB express coronavirus PCR in clinic PCR test including covid-19 travel certificate & EU Digital Covid Certificate costs from €89*.

How Will I Receive My PCR Test Results?

Once the TestVital laboratory has completed their analysis of your sample, we will upload them to your personal myTMB facility and send you an email letting you know that new documents are available. This is sent to the email address which was registered against your records so please make sure that this is correct as otherwise there will be delays.

On registration in our system, you should receive an email letting you know to activate your account. If that does not come through within 30 minutes of your appointment you should email <> giving your name, date of birth, which clinic you attended and a brief explanation of the problem so we can get this all sorted

How Long Does It Take To Get Coronavirus PCR Test Results?

We expect to have the PT-PCR test result and travel certification available on the same day as the test is taken but this cannot be absolutely guaranteed due to a number of external factors.

What If I Have Further Questions About My Covid 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 is currently an approved supplier of EU Digital Covid Certificates for travel based on a negative PCR test result.  TMB can also 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