COVID PCR TEST
Results are accessed directly on the lab website and are usually available within 48hrs (please see disclaimer in red below***)
Not covered by OHIP
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. ***
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
COVID PCR swab for travel
TB skin tests
520 Sarnia Rd., London
N6G 5A3, CANADA
Variable at present due to COVID - please email us
CLOSED on STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
FREE PARKING ON SITE
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)