COVID-19 testing

With at-home sampling, delivered to your door

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Warning!

If you feel that you are seriously ill, please seek immediate medical care from a healthcare professional such as your GP or call NHS 111.

If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 999. Signs of a serious medical condition may include severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, or persistent vomiting.

How it works

Request Your COVID-19 Test Kit

Your kit will be shipped out by Royal Mail for next day delivery if you place your order before 12 midday Mon-Fri. If you place your order on Saturday it will be shipped out on Monday for next day delivery. *

Receive Your Box

You will receive your sample collection kit at your door with easy-to-follow instructions on how to collect your sample.

Ready For Pickup

Using the provided, pre-paid envelope, post your collected sample back into a Royal Mail priority post box before midday on the day you take your sample.

Get Results

Your sample will be processed by our accredited partner laboratory within 24-48 hours of receipt and you will be able to access your result, take the appropriate next steps, and have access to advice. *

* However due to high volumes this cannot be guaranteed.
To find your closest Royal Mail priority box please visit https://www.royalmail.com/services-near-you/ or use the Royal Mail app
Please do not use any other Royal Mail post box, or your sample may be delayed getting to the laboratory.

Though YOU are providing the sample, binx is here for you!

Our unique service has been designed to protect you, your data, our courier partners, and laboratory partner staff running the tests.
  • We provide access to medical support and are with you all the way through in the event you are positive for COVID-19.
  • Our testing complies with all national laws regarding mandatory result reporting to public health agencies.
Finally, you can rest assured, knowing that these tests do not take away from the NHS stockpile or government efforts and are intended to supplement the national need for testing.
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Our tests

There are two main kinds of testing available for COVID-19, one that checks for signs of an active infection (antigens) and another that checks for signs of a previous infection (antibodies).

Important update on COVID-19 antibody tests

The government body that regulates healthcare products in the UK, the MHRA, has requested all COVID-19 antibody testing be temporarily paused nationwide in order to collect additional data on the accuracy of tests when samples are collected outside of a clinical environment (e.g. at home). We are confident that our test already exceeds the high standards that will be enforced and we will offer antibody testing as soon as this is confirmed.

COVID-19 PCR

Tests for:

SARS-CoV-2 Antigens

Who is this for?

The antigen test may be right if you:
  • Currently have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have recently travelled to areas with wide exposure
  • Have been within two metres of a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Believe you have been exposed to COVID-19
£110

COVID-19 Antibody

Tests for:

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

Who is this for?

The antibody test may be right if you:
  • Were diagnosed with or first showed symptoms of COVID-19 at least 14 days ago and you want to know if you have antibodies
  • Have no symptoms and no known exposure but want to know if you have antibodies
  • Have had or suspect you’ve had COVID-19 but have been fever free for 3 days
  • Have had or suspect you’ve had COVID-19 but have not experienced any new symptoms in the last 7 days
£99

Frequently asked questions

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. The most common symptoms include:
  • Fever
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Other less common symptoms may include:
  • Tiredness
  • Body or muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
The symptoms of confirmed COVID-19 can range from mild to severe. Some people who are infected don't have symptoms and don't feel sick. Most people have mild symptoms.
What if I think I may have COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started (if you live alone), or 14 days (if you live with someone who has symptoms). You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

If you would like more resources you can visit the NHS 111 COVID-19 resources page.

How is COVID-19 treated?
There is currently no validated treatment for COVID-19. Not all patients with COVID-19 will require medical attention, and most people recover within 2 weeks without any specific treatment. For severe cases, hospitalisation and respiratory support may be required. Treatment for mild cases generally focuses on managing symptoms.
What is COVID-19 Antigen testing?

COVID-19 antigen testing by PCR detects RNA of the virus in the nose and throat. A positive result may indicate whether a person has the virus and is infectious. The sample collection material needed for testing is a throat/nasal swab. These samples are then run at our partner laboratory using CE-marked tests for highly accurate results.

Note that: Negative results do not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection.

What is COVID-19 Antibody testing?

COVID-19 antibody testing detects antibodies for SARS-CoV-2. A positive result may indicate whether a person has already had or been exposed to COVID-19.

While most patients who recover from coronavirus have been found to produce antibodies, it is not yet known if an individual with a positive result following being infected with SARS-CoV-2 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection or how long protective immunity may last.

Sample collection for antibody testing is a finger prick using a lancet and small tube to collect a blood sample. These samples are then run at our partner laboratory using CE-marked tests for highly accurate results.