COVID-19 – PASSENGER SCREENING (UAE)
Randox Health provides COVID-19 screening to passengers travelling to the UAE in advance of their departure.
Randox has developed a pioneering test for COVID-19 on our patented Randox Biochip Technology. Capable of conducting multiple tests simultaneously, the Randox Biochip has two tests for COVID-19, as recommended by the World Health Organisation – one specific and one confirmatory.
One test is therefore all that is required to provide an accurate and reliable COVID-19 diagnosis which facilitates appropriate containment and reduces the risk of further contamination.
This fast and comprehensive testing is currently being used within the UK government’s national COVID-19 testing programme, with Randox responsible for up to 17% of the total tests carried out. The test is also available privately as part of our ‘Get Back to Business’ staff screening package.
RANDOX HEALTH LONDON
FINSBURY HOUSE, 23 FINSBURY CIRCUS, LONDON EC2M 7EA, UK
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What is a PCR Test
The Randox COVID-19 Test uses Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technologies.
PCR tests are designed to diagnose individuals with an active infection i.e. those currently infected with SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Unlike antibody-based tests which detect the presence of antibodies produced by the body’s immune system in response to the virus and indicate previous infection, PCR tests detect the virus’s genetic material – specifically RNA fragments – and are used to diagnose a current infection.
You will be asked to show your confirmation email from Pure Health detailing your Application Number.
You will be asked to present your Passport/UAE ID Card (this must be the same ID that was uploaded as part of your Pure Health registration.
The sampling process is simple and takes just a few minutes
- The collection officer/phlebotomist will gently rub a swab over both tonsils and the back of the throat.
- The swab will then be gently inserted into the nostril about 1 inch (2.5cm) and rotated 5 times against the nasal walls and repeat in the other nostril.
How will I receive my results?
You will receive an email from Pure Health confirming your test result 24-48 hours after sample collection.
What does a positive result mean?
A positive result for COVID-19 means that you currently have the SARS-COV-2 virus and are potentially infectious to others.
How accurate is the test?
The test is extremely accurate.
The Randox COVID-19 test recently underwent evaluation from and has been accepted by Public Health England. In its evaluation of the test, Public Health England’s report noted that the assay correctly identified all positive and negative samples without exception.
The test is also being used within the UK Government’s national COVID-19 testing programme.
How is the test carried out?
Your sample will be analysed by Randox at our UKAS-accredited laboratory.
The test uses revolutionary Randox Biochip Technology to provide an accurate diagnosis for COVID-19.
Will the test tell me if I have already had COVID-19?
The Randox COVID-19 Test is a PCR based test that will detect current COVID-19 infections.
It will not detect a past infection.