COVID-19 PCR testing Glenrothes

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way that we live, the way that we interact and the way that we travel. Since early this year the travel industry has been almost non existent.

Millions of people worldwide are having to cancel their travel plans. A couple of months later and the skies have started opening up again.We will get you on holiday with this new Covid-29 PCT swab test .

Travel restrictions are changing everyday with many airlines and countries asking their passengers and visitors for Fit to Fly certificates to prove that they have had a negative COVID-19 test result in the 72 hours prior to their travel.

Reliable testing with results in 48 hours

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of reliable, accessible testing to screen for the Coronavirus disease has become increasingly apparent.We at Cadham Pharmacy have teamed up with Randox to offer COVID-19 PCR testing in Glenrothes as well as Fit to Fly Certificates!


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What is a PCR Test?

PCR stands for Polymerise Chain Reaction. This test is designed and used to directly detect the presence of the genetic materiel/antigens of the COVID-19 virus rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. This is only possible if the virus is present and someone is actively infected. The tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on by detecting viral RNA (ribonucleic acid), which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present. At the moment the majority of the current Covid-19 tests that all the reports are coming from are using the PCR test. PCR tests give us a good indication of who is infected and who is not.

What is a Fit to Fly certificate?


A fit to travel certificate, is a medical certificate written by a doctor that confirms your fitness to fly. Please note that in order to get a Fit to Fly letter you will need  to test negative for Covid-19. That being said if you do test negative for Covid-19, you will be provided with a certified Covid-19 Fit to Fly medical certificate signed by an NHS trained UK General Medical Council (GMC) doctor.


How to get a PCR test and Fit to Fly certificate?


We’ve got you covered!Cadham Pharmacy Fit to Fly packages are available in store and our Clinical Pharmacists will collect your sample and ensure it arrives at our partner lab to get your fit to Fly Certificate.

The results come as Covid-19 PCR results with Fit to Fly Certificate by secure E mail so that you will get on that flight.


What is the process?

Step 1. Download our APP Healthera and message us or contact us on 01592 743639 option 4. Tell  us your travel details including flight times and dates.

Step 2. BOOK ONLINE . We will collect the sample and we guarantee your results and certificate will back in time for your flight.

Step 3 You will receive an e mail with your result and Fit to Fly Certificate.


Which package is right for you?


There are different packages on offer and different options to suit your fit to fly needs. Whether your airline requires a small time window or you only need a test without a doctor certificate, Cadham have the package for you.

Things to consider when choosing your package:

  • The time window required by your airline and destination
  • The day of the week your flight is departing
  • Whether or not a fit to fly certificate is required in addition to your Covid-19 PCR test


Time windows


Time windows are normally given by your airline or the country you are flying to. For example, a 96 hour time window means that your swab needs to be taken within 96 hours of your flight.

Time windows (especially 48 and 72 hours) can be tight so it is important that you follow the instructions and select the correct package.


How long does a Fit to Fly certificate last?


Your Fit to Fly certificate shows you are fit and able to fly around the time of your flight. this certificate may not be accepted if it was given to you a few weeks or months before you are set to travel. With the outbreak of COVID-19 some airlines and countries may specify how recent your fit to fly certificate must be. Please note: you may need a new health certificate each time you fly.


Fit to Fly certificate for pregnancy


If you are planning to fly when pregnant, airlines may not allow you to fly if you are 36 weeks pregnant or if you are carrying twins and are in your 32nd week of pregnancy even with a fit to fly certificate. This is because there is a risk of going into early labour or having a blood clot. Make sure to check the policy of the airline you’re flying with.


Why choose Cadham Pharmacy?


We have partnered with Randox testing and direct real-time PCR (RT-PCR method) Covid-19 swab tests are fully certified and accredited, ensuring your test results will be accepted by your airline and embassy. The PCR antigen swab test is the only test which is universally accepted by all airlines including Emirates, Thai Airways and British Airways. The tests are guaranteed and performed by our highly skilled Pharmacists in our safe clinic environment  and also have a 24hr lab turn around time which is one of the fastest in the United Kingdom!


Order your test kit today!


Need to get COVID-19 PCR Testing in Glenrothes? SIMPLY BOOK for your consultation here

BOOK NOW  And for more information simply message us by downloading our APP HEALTHERA at Cadham Pharmacy, Glenrothes.


Healthera allows you to message my dedicated team 24/7 as well as signing up to using our 24/7 robots to collect your medicines and also get health advise.

With love from our family to yours!




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