The advantages of COVID-19 testing at home

Covid-19 testing at home

The Mayfair GP has been added to the government list of private sector COVID-19 testing providers.

This news means that we can offer both the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test for the virus, and a COVID-19 Antibody Test. These tests are done at different points of the illness, but one of our doctors will talk to you beforehand to make sure you have the right one.

We are also able to offer COVID-19 PCR testing for the ‘Test to Release’ scheme and for international travel.

Safe, quick and easy testing in your home

Our COVID-19 testing service gives patients, families and visitors staying in the London Mayfair/Maida Vale/Marylebone/Chelsea area, the opportunity to have a check performed safely and conveniently in the comfort of your home or other place that is suitable to you.

For nervous patients, those with limited mobility or no transport, it allows quick and easy access to a test, as well as speedy results. You will not then need to travel to a testing centre.

How do I book a COVID-19 test at home?

The first step is to contact The Mayfair GP, either by emailing and let us have your contact details. Alternatively, you can call us on 07568 369455 and leave us a message.

One of our doctors will call you back, will go through your medical details and will explain what happens next.

What happens on a home visit?

When we have organised a home visit with you, we will ensure that all full PPE is worn by the visiting doctor. You don’t need to worry about them entering your home.

The Mayfair GP can provide both antibody testing and viral testing at home, the latter will show if you do or don’t currently have the virus.

We can see patients that are symptomatic or in at-risk groups. We can also register new patients, so you do not need to be an existing patient to access this service.

When will I get my test results?

The Antibody (blood) Test will give you an instant result, but we will courier the PCR Swab Test to the lab immediately. The Swab results are normally back within 24 hours but occasionally this can take a little longer in the event the result is not conclusive and has to be run again.

There will be a follow up phone call with the results, and we can advise you what to do next.

How much does a COVID-19 test cost?

The COVID-19 PCR Swab Test costs vary in pricing and will depend on the type of test you are having and depending on your location. The tests start at £300 for the Antibody Test and £342 for the PCR Test. You can find out about the price you will pay when you book a test.

If you need to arrange for The Mayfair GP to visit you, please get in touch by emailing .