COVID Bubble Test

The same fast, lab-free DnaNudge COVID-19 test being used in the NHS is now available to our customers.
Our highly accurate and cost-effective Travel and “Peace of Mind” tests are available in store and online.

Book a test in store

Buy a home test kit


How much does the test cost?


Our gold standard COVID-19 testing service offers a comprehensive fit-to-fly test. For £100 you undertake a PCR COVID test which provides you with a fit-to-fly travel certificate. We also offer the option of adding up to 3 additional people to your booking for an additional £50 per person. You will need to bring your passport to the store. Please check with your airline and destination country for the travel certificate requirements for your chosen destination before buying our test.

We also supply an Intravenous IgM Antibody test (in store appointments only) if your destination country requires this in addition to a PCR test result. For full details of these combined COVID + IgM Antibody tests please click here

Additionally, we also offer a “Peace of Mind” testing service, offering a low-cost testing method for you to socialise and mix with confidence.

How the COVID Bubble Test works

Thanks to a DnaNudge breakthrough in coronavirus testing, enabling the 'pooling' of a number of individual phlegm samples on the same cartridge, we can now test up to 4 people, on-the-spot, at the same time, helping reduce costs for COVID travel testing services.

This means that we can test a 'family bubble', a 'household bubble', a 'support bubble', a 'small business bubble', an 'office bubble' or even an 'orchestra bubble' – we've been supporting the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra with regular COVID-19 bubble testing so that they can safely return to live performances. Find out more about how we've been helping the LSO here.

We're also listed on gov.uk as an approved provider of private testing for coronavirus (COVID-19).

What happens when I take a COVID Bubble Test?

In store:
On arrival in store we'll take your temperature and take a few details before starting your test. You can be assured that we follow rigorous hygiene and cleaning protocols and use appropriate PPE at all times. Please do not attend our store if you, or anyone in your 'bubble' are displaying COVID-19 symptoms. In this instance, please stay at home, self-isolate and contact the NHS. This is to protect our store team and customers.

Once in store we'll ask you and every individual in your 'bubble', for a phlegm sample – we'll ask you to spit a bit of phlegm into a sterile sample tube in the privacy of our purpose-built COVID booth – we'll then ask you for payment and that's it, all done. You'll receive your results via email in around 90 minutes or within 36 hours dependent on your testing option.

We'll send you our easy-to-use home test kit direct to your door (UK addresses only) via your choice of either Standard or Express shipping.

At home, follow the step-by-step instructions to complete your test, we'll ask you to spit a bit of phlegm into a sterile container, then simply return it to us – using the pre-paid box provided. Please ensure that you enclose a signed consent form and completed customer details form for each person being tested.

Once we receive your returned sample it's processed the same day or within 36-hours dependent on your testing options. Results are generated and are sent to you via email.

This whole process – allowing for return postage – normally takes around 2-3 working days.

Your COVID Bubble Test results

In store:
You should receive your results via email in around 90 minutes for same day testing options - this may take a little longer at busy periods - to the email address you gave us when you arrived in store.

Returned samples are processed the on the day of delivery and results are generated in around 90 minutes for same day testing options – this may take a little longer at busy periods. For 36-hour tests results will be delivered within 36-hours of returned samples arriving with us. Results will be sent to you via email to the address on your customer details form. Allowing for return postage, this whole process, from sample-to-result, normally takes around 2-3 working days.

How to book a Bubble Test in store


Our COVID-19 Bubble Tests™ are available, at our Covent Garden flagship store, by pre-booked appointment only. We ask for a 20% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking.

Book an appointment online now by clicking here.

If you require a FIT-TO-FLY TRAVEL CERTIFICATE, you must bring your passport with you to the store when you come for your test appointment.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please do not book a test with us, stay at home, self-isolate and contact the NHS. Thank you.

How to buy a Bubble Test online


Our COVID-19 Bubble Tests™ are available to use in the privacy of your own home. Buy online today and we'll deliver our easy-to-use home test kit direct to your door (UK addresses only). Choose either Standard or Express shipping, which includes pre-paid return postage.

Buy a test online here.

If you require a travel certificate you must ensure that you fill in your passport number on the Customer Details form, that will come with your home test kit.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms – such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss of taste or smell – please do not buy a home test kit from us, stay at home, self-isolate and contact the NHS. Thank you.

Please note: Our Antibody tests are currently only available in store. For full details please click here.

DnaNudge COVID-19 testing and the NHS

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 DnaNudge scientists have been working alongside NHS Doctors and Nurses to fight the coronavirus on the frontline.

Our fast, highly-accurate, lab-free test was developed rapidly in response to the crisis and now 5.8 million COVIDNudge tests are being rolled out across the NHS, provided at cost by DnaNudge in support of the UK's national efforts to defeat COVID-19.

Now, by widening access to our COVID-19 test to the general public – with a low-cost 'bubble' test designed for people who are not displaying any coronavirus symptoms – we're continuing our support for the hard-working NHS by reducing pressure on community-based testing programmes.

You can find out more about our COVID-19 testing in hospitals here.