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Edgbaston Private Medical Practice is now able to offer testing for COVID-19.

Before booking an appointment, please answer these following questions;

  • Do you have a fever 
  • Do you have a new, continuous cough 
  • Do you have shortness of breath
  • Have you been in contact with someone suspected or known to have coronavirus

If you have answered YES to any of these questions, please self isolate for 14 days and contact the practice if you require GP advice. 

We are now offering a PCR swab test which detects active presence of the virus i.e. shows that you currently have COVID-19.

These are the tests currently used by the NHS and approved by Public Health England and are fully compliant with government guidelines.

Swabs are analysed in a laboratory with results back no longer than 2 working days.

Many people are now requesting Covid-19 Swab test to rule COVID 19 infection before travel.

No patient has yet missed a flight or refused boarding due to our tests or certificates

The cost of the appointment at the practice, PCR swab test undertaken by our clinician, Pathology report and

Medical Certificate signed and stamped by the doctor indicating that you are 'Covid 19 Negative'  is £170.

Please ensure you wear a mask to your appointment. 

Also please bring your passport to your appointment as your passport number will be required for your Medical Certificate for the Airline


Guaranteed SAME DAY results if you attend for your appointment before 11:30am.


Arranging a Covid-19 swab test at our practice is quick and easy. We have appointments available on the same day with results available within 48 hours.

With a negative test you can get back to work, your children back to school, or help your employees return back to work quicker.

Your result will be texted to you stating whether you are Negative or Positive. 


Edgbaston Private Medical Practice is now able to offer testing for Covid-19 antibodies, the test is carried out in our partner laboratory. The laboratory provides the approved ROCHE Covid-19  IgM / IgG antibody test. The Roche coronavirus antibody test is 99% accurate and is approved for use by Public Health England. It has also been given the CE mark so shows it complies with EU safety rules.


The test looks for specific IgM and IgG antibodies, which appear during an  immune reaction. IgM antibodies  are triggered by an acute immune response and IgG antibodies are produced by an established immune repsonse.

At this time, the global scientific community is still assessing the meaning of the detection of antibodies in our fight against Covid and there is divided opinion on whether antibodies confer immunity. Therefore this test can inform someone if they have contracted Covid-19 in the past but at present cannot confirm if they are immune.

The test can only be carried out at a minimum of 14 days after symptoms started.

The exception to this  when required for travel purposes to countries such as China, who require a IgM antibody test 48 hours prior to travel.

The COVID-19 Antibody test requires a blood sample to be taken at our practice before being sent the same day to our partner laboratory.

COVID Antibody Test Specifications

Type of Test: Lab based antibody test

Accuracy of Test: 99.9% Sensitivity for presence of antibodies

Turnaround Time of Test: 1-2 Working days

Cost of GP Consultation and Test: £100


We will receive your result from the laboratory within 2 days after you have been to your appointment.

We will then email you the Medical certificate (Medical Report) stating that you are 'Covid 19 Negative' along with the laboratory (Pathology) report.

On the laboratory report it will clearly state the date and time the test was undertaken.  It will also state the date and time you receive the test results.  

These documents can be printed off and taken to the airport so that you have a hardcopy to hand.

Some countries will accept electronic copies but please check that with your airline or country of destination embassy website.

Edgbaston Private Medical Practice is a trading name of Lister Medical Group Ltd, Registered Office: 44 George Road, Birmingham, B15 1PL, UK Company Reg No.: 09594751