Covid 19 PCR Swab Testing

Covid-19 PCR Testing is now required for people travelling abroad to and from orange and red listed countries.

Whether you require a pre departure travel clearance certificate

or

Whether you require a post arrival (5 day) free movement clearance after November 29th.

Centric Health has a number of Medical Centres located throughout the country providing a Fast Track Asymptomatic Covid 19 PCR Swab Testing Service.

The Cost of the Covid PCR Test is €185 with results available in 24 hours (10% with code XmasPCR10).

The Cost of the Covid Antibody Test is €90 with results available in 72 hours.

Covid-19 PCR Swab Test and Antibody Blood Test Combined - €260 (10% with code XmasPCRCombined10).

Booking is fast and easy through our online booking system – click on the below link to book now. 

iF YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND...

If you already know which location you would like to attend, here's a faster way to get there!  Click on the blue highlighted link of your preferred location below:

Our Fast Track service ensures your PCR test result is available normally within 24 hours through the secure portal where participants book their appointment-you will be notified via email to sign in and view your results.

Whether you require a test for pre clearance to travel, work, for a hospital procedure or to avoid a prolonged self isolation period, our service will be delivered in a comfortable professional clinic setting.

All tests are performed by our partner clinical laboratory who are INAB accredited to the ISO 15189 standard. You can book a Covid-19 PCR swab test at any of these locations through the link above only if you are asymptomatic, that is, do not have symptoms of Covid 19.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you must attend a National Test centre, which your GP can arrange for you.  Asymptomatic children can also avail of this service, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

You can book a Covid-19 Antibody blood test if you are asymptomatic and it has been at least 2 weeks since you suspect you might have had Covid-19 infection. It can take up to 2 weeks to develop antibodies in your system.  Please note, this test only looks for previous exposure to Covid-19 and is not a test of immunity. There is currently no validated test to assess immunity.  Asymptomatic children can also avail of this service, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

On the Day of your Appointment:

When you attend your appointment, to limit the potential for cross infection, please:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment time (waiting rooms will not be available)
  • Do not bring companions with you unless absolutely necessary.

Bookings

Bookings are through our 'book now' buttons above. Since we require all patients to confirm they are asymptomatic in writing, we cannot accept phone bookings.  If you find that there are no available appointment times left, please email us at covidtesting@centrichealth.ie and we will do our best to accommodate you.  For queries, please phone us on  (01) 299 3555 -but please appreciate that our phone lines are extremely busy-the fastest way of getting in touch is by email above.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION ON COVID 19 PCR SWAB and ANTIBODY TESTS

The Covid 19 Swab PCR Test :

This is a test carried by a qualified clinician, dressed in PPE, who takes a swab sample from your nose and from the back of your throat. This test will indicate the presence or not of COVID-19 in your body.  This short process may be uncomfortable but is not painful.  You should receive results within 24 hours.

What happens if my test is negative?

If your test is negative you will receive a text message advising you that your Covid-19 test is negative.

A certificate with your Covid-19 Swab result will be available on your booking account which you can download and print.

What happens if my test is positive?

If your Covid-19 test is positive, a member of our clinical team will contact you by phone and advise you of the positive Covid-19 test result.

Following this, a member of the HSE’s public health clinical team will contact you to commence contact tracing and organise testing for Covid-19 for your close contacts.

 

The Covid-19 IgG Antibody Blood Test 

The Antibody blood test for Covid-19 is a blood test for presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in your system.  It is imperative that you should not assume full immunity from SARS-CoV-2 or the possibility of infecting others if you receive a positive result.  All public health advice in relation to this virus should still be followed.  It is your responsibility to accept the limitations of all Covid-19 antibody tests.  Please read this detailed information sheet so that you understand the limitations of this test. 

 

All Bookings for both the Covid-19 Swab test and Antibody Blood tests are through our 'Book Now' links above.  Bookings can be made at any time of the day, 7 days a week.   Please note, we cannot offer walk-in testing - each patient must have an appointment.   Email queries can be sent to covidtesting@centrichealth.ie. As this is not an urgent care service, please do not send urgent email queries to us - please contact your GP.  We aim to respond to your query within 48 hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 

 

Cancellation Policy
Please note that cancellations for Covid PCR swab and Antibody testing within 48 hours of the test are not refundable. Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of testing carry a cancellation fee of €80 for Covid PCR Swab tests and €30 for Antibody tests.