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COVID PCR TEST

for travel

Offered weekdays

By appointment only

Results are accessed directly on the lab website and are usually available within 48hrs (please see disclaimer in red below***)

 

Not covered by OHIP

Cost is $180 + HST

WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY SWAB?

-- BASED ON THE STANDARD 72 HR. PRE-DEPARTURE SWAB TIME --

(Please inform us when booking if you have a different requirement)

DEPARTURE FLIGHT before 09:30 - Schedule swab before 11:00 3 days before flight

DEPARTURE FLIGHT 09:30 - 11:00 - Schedule swab between departure time and 11:00 3 days before flight

DEPARTURE FLIGHT 11:00 - 14:45 - Schedule swab between departure time and 14:45 3 days before flight

DEPARTURE FLIGHT after 15:00 - Schedule swab before 11:00 2 days before flight

*** DISCLAIMER - We purchase the swabs and processing from Alphalabs so we can perform the test.  We have NO control over the testing and can make no guarantees as to when your result will be ready. ***  

 

WEEKDAYS ONLY

 

We cannot do swabs on Saturday or Sunday as there is no lab courier to Toronto

ie. we cannot accommodate you if your flight departs between Monday at 14:45 and Wednesday at 15:00.

Check out FlyClear to find the nearest testing site open on the weekend.

 

Process

 

  • Swab taken at London Travel Clinic

  • Courier picks up swab and takes it to Alpha Labs London (11:00 or 15:00)

  • Alpha Labs courier picks up swabs at London lab and couriers them to their Toronto Lab (11:30, 15:30)

  • Swabs reach Toronto and testing is set up (15:00, 20:00)

  • Alpha Labs posts the results - averages 36-48 hrs for the testing ie. if you have your swab taken at London Travel Clinic in the morning you can start looking for the result mid-morning 2 days later.  If your swab is taken in the afternoon you can start looking for the result on the lab website late afternoon 2 days later.

 

I'VE HAD MY SWAB, NOW WHAT?

  • Register on Alphalabs website: https://patient.alphalabs.ca/Registration/Register

    • Couples or family members with the same email address - Please add each family member to the original set up.  Do not try to set up each person individually.  

    • If you have any difficulties with set-up please email patient@alphalabs.ca or call 1-800-263-4489.

  • WAIT PATIENTLY - the unique access code for your swab results will show as invalid until the results are posted

    • Don't even try to enter your code until the day AFTER you have your swab ​taken:

      • after 3 p.m. for morning swabs​

      • after 8 p.m. for afternoon swabs

TROUBLE ACCESSING YOUR RESULTS?

STEP 1

Contact Alphalabs at patient@alphalabs.ca

or 1-800-263-4489.

If they tell you they are faxing results to London Travel Clinic please email londontravelclinicinfo@gmail.com so we will know to look for them and email them to you.

STEP 2

PLEASE ONLY MOVE TO STEP 2 if it is at least 28 hrs after your swab was taken AND you have no success with STEP 1.

Email londontravelclinicinfo@gmail.com

Please DO NOT contact Medical Pharmacy

LONDON TRAVEL CLINIC

Our clinic is a Public Health Agency of Canada approved Yellow Fever immunization centre that provides quality care for international travellers.

OTHER SERVICES

  • COVID PCR swab for travel

  • TB skin tests

CONTACT US

520 Sarnia Rd., London

N6G 5A3, CANADA

londontravelclinicinfo@gmail.com

tel: 519-432-5508

fax: 1-844-626-9767

OFFICE HOURS

Mon.-Fri.

Variable at present due to COVID - please email us 

CLOSED on STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

FREE PARKING ON SITE

VACCINES

TRAVEL: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, (including Twinrix), Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal ACYW135, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Cholera

OHIP: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Tetanus (in combination with diphtheria, pertussis, polio based on need), Influenza

OTHER: Herpes Zoster (Shingrix), Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil), Meningococcal B, Pneumococcus, Varicella (chicken-pox)

Schedule an appointment by e-mail 

to see a travel medicine physician