Saliva PCR Test
Saliva PCR Testing services only at our clinic, no shipping service
In collaboration with Synapse Laboratory, we are now offering Saliva PCR Covid-19 test
Features of Saliva PCR covid-19 test
- 99% accuracy covid-19 test
- 100% painless
- Kids friendly
- KKM approved
- 24 hours result
- Non invasive
- No swab needed
- Saliva Test @ our clinic
Advantages of our saliva test
Saliva Testing services only at our clinic, no shipping
Viral PCR tests have a higher sensitivity and specificity than other types of COVID test such as LAMP or lateral flow testing. This means that if you test positive, we can be extremely confident that you do have COVID-19. Recent studies also suggest that saliva testing is more sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 detection compared to nasopharyngeal swabs.1
Once we receive and process your saliva sample, we’ll get your results to you within within 36 hours via whatsapp text message and email.
Identify and isolate asymptomatic individuals (those who carry the virus but have no symptoms) quickly and effectively, reducing the risk of workplace outbreaks.
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What does this test show?
This test detects whether or not you are currently carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
You may have heard this test also referred to as a PCR test.
It detects the presence of genetic material, called RNA, that is specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If you are currently infected with this coronavirus, you will shed virus particles (which contain viral RNA) into your saliva and therefore test positive using our assay.
If you test negative, then you are most likely not currently infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (at the time of testing).*
What happens if I receive a positive result?
A positive test result means that you were most likely infected with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) when you provided your saliva sample, and can give the virus to others.
According to government guidelines, if you had or currently have symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. a new onset cough, high temperature, and/or loss of taste of smell), you should self-isolate and stay at home for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started.
If you do not have symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate for 14 days.
If my test result comes back negative, does that mean I definitely don't have COVID-19?
It’s important to be aware that in order to detect the virus, the ‘viral load’ in your system must be of a sufficient level to detect a positive result. For example, if you caught the virus on Monday and gave your sample on the following Tuesday morning, the viral load will not have had sufficient time to build up to detectable levels and therefore you would likely get a negative result, despite carrying coronavirus.
According to current government travel quarantine rules, “a test after 5 days of self-isolation provides materially better results, as it allows time for the virus, should it be present, to incubate, helping reduce the risk of a false negative result.” For this reason, we would advise anyone carrying out a test who wanted to optimise the likelihood that a negative test result is accurate at the time the sample was provided, to self-isolate and provide their sample on day 5 of their isolation or later.
Finally, it is important to note that while the sensitivity levels of PCR tests for detecting coronavirus is very high, no test of this kind is 100% accurate and precautions should still be taken. A negative result should not be used to undertake activities contrary to government advice and anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate, even if a test does not detect coronavirus.
How accurate is the test?
Diagnostic sensitivity has been established at 98.40%. This means there is a very low likelihood of actually carrying the COVID-19 coronavirus but falsely receiving a negative test result.
Diagnostic specificity has been established at 99.34%. This means there is an extremely low likelihood of receiving a positive test result despite not carrying the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Can I buy a kit in advance, or to keep at home 'just in case'?
Yes – our sample collection devices require no special storage conditions and can be kept at home at room temperature, so you’ll be fully prepared for your next trip or should you require a quick test result.
When is the best time to take the test?
This test can be taken at any time of day, although preliminary evidence does suggest that it may be better to provide a saliva sample early in the morning rather than later in the day.1
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. a new onset cough, high temperature, and/or loss of taste or smell), it is generally best to take the test within the first 5 days from when your symptoms started. This is because you shed more virus particles into your saliva during this time period, making it easier to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 via testing.
How long will it take my sample to get to the lab?
Whilst our lab works through the weekend processing samples, no deliveries will be received at the lab on Sundays. Samples that do not arrive by Saturday therefore will not be received and booked in until Monday.
Is it worth having the test if I have no symptoms?
Yes – you can have no symptoms and still be carrying and spreading coronavirus.
Although estimates vary considerably, studies suggest that anywhere between 5 and 80% of people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 may be asymptomatic.1
While the relationship between viral load and infectiousness is yet to be fully elucidated, one modelling study, based primarily on epidemiological data, estimated that 44% of transmission could occur before first symptoms of COVID-19 present.2 Therefore, identifying a carrier before the onset of illness could prevent many more infections.
Is this test the same as an antibody test?
No – this is not an antibody test.
An antibody test assesses whether you have already had COVID-19. It involves taking a blood sample and testing for the presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Generally speaking, antibodies may be found 2 weeks after infection. Scientists are still unsure of how long these antibodies remain in the bloodstream and whether/for how long they confer immunity to redeveloping COVID-19.
The FitnessGenes COVID-19 saliva test is an antigen or PCR test. It assesses whether you are currently carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It does NOT assess whether you have had COVID-19 in the past.
Does this test show whether I previously had COVID-19?
No – this test only shows whether a person currently has COVID-19 and is carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the time of testing.
If you receive a negative result, it is impossible to tell whether you previously had COVID-19 and now carry antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. An antibody test is required to find this information.
Is this test suitable for all ages?
In order to provide a sample, a user must be able to spit enough saliva to fill the collection device (approximately a teaspoon or so). For this reason, this test may not be suitable for very young infants, and we advise you check they are able to fulfil this requirement before purchase.