COVID-19 - 1 hour

RT-PCR Test (Swab)

Please be aware that all the guidelines and instructions below have been specifically written with the safety of our patients and staff in mind.

We kindly ask you to comply. If you have any queries, please read the guidance carefully, only calling us after reading this as our lines are very busy.

Photo ID is required for this test.

Please arrive 15 MINUTES before your test time for necessary Administration tasks.

The cost of this test is £250.00

Fit to Fly Certificate included.


Please read the following guidelines and instructions below carefully.


How the swab test is done

The PCR swab test is done by a medical professional at the practice. You can book an appointment slot online at our practice in Marlow. You make payment for the test at the same time as booking your slot. On arrival to your appointment, please enter via the side entrance to the right side of the building. Please DO NOT use the main entrance for this test. Once the swab test has been done, we ask you to wait outside the practice, so you may prefer to attend in your car, so you can wait there.
You MUST bring a photo ID with you to confirm your identity and face covering is mandatory. Results from the test will be available within an hour in a paper version and by email.

What will the test show ?

This test shows if you have the active virus and can be used between day 1-5 from onset of symptoms (preferably Day 3)

How accurate is it?

This method has sensitivity of 97.6% and Specificity of 100% Limit of detection (per test) 188 virus particles. This test is CE marked and uses the same technology in previous PHE passed equipment, Assays for SARS-CoV-2 are no longer required by PHE. Not UKAS accredited, as this only applies to the laboratory. There may be false negatives for any viral assay at the very low end of viral load if there is not enough virus to detect. As these are on the borderline they can result as a low positive or not detected at any time. This is usual for any viral PCR

How long does it take for the results?

Results will be available after 1 hour. In the very unlikely circumstance of an invalid test result, your swab will be re-taken and re-run in the next available time slot free of charge.

What should I do if I have a query about the test?

You can call the practice on 01628 478036 or email to

What is included in the test?

The kit itself, a medical professional undertaking the swab for you, processing and results. Travel certificates can be bought separately if required.

Cancellations and Refunds

Bookings for the 1 hour Covid test are refundable if cancelled MORE than 24 hours before your appointment minus a charge of £9. If you cancel PAST the 24 hours, the cost is non-refundable.


If you would like to book, follow the link below to confirm your appointment time and pay for your test.

We have recently upgraded our online payment system by partnering with PayPal. 

You do not have to create an account with them to pay and book online.

You must bring ID and face-covering. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR TEST TIME FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES. Bookings for the 1-hour Covid test are refundable if canc...
1h - RT PCR- Covid-19 Test