COVID-19 Testing

NB: This service is not suitable for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19, which includes being a close contact.

Covid-19 Testing is required for a variety of reasons:

People travelling abroad, returning from abroad, returning to work, pre-procedure or for peace of mind especially when in contact with those who are vulnerable or elderly.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you must attend a National Test centre, which your GP can arrange for you.  

Asymptomatic children can also avail of this Covid 19 Antigen testing service, but must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

 Booking is fast and easy through our online booking system, phone 052-6121288 or email – click on the below link to book now

On the Day of your Appointment:

When you attend your appointment, to limit the potential for cross infection, please:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment time
  • Do not bring companions with you unless absolutely necessary.

Negative Test:

  • A certificate with your Covid-19 Swab result will be given to you along with your EU Digital Certificate (If required)

Positive Test:

  • If your Covid-19 test is positive, you will not receive an EU digital cert and should attend a Covid 19 test centre.

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What is a Rapid Antigen test?

Rapid Antigen testing involves a swab taken from the back of your nose. A testing kit is then used in the surgery to assess for the presence of COVID-19 antigens.

The test is being offered primarily for the purposes of essential travel. Your result is available within 20 minutes. 

Rapid antigen tests can reduce further transmission of COVID-19 through early detection.

Antigen tests are intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of infections with COVID-19. There is a small possibility that the result may give a false negative or false positive. Positive Antigen results are confirmed by a PCR test.

If you test positive, public health may be notified and you will be advised to phone your doctor to arrange a HSE PCR test, return home and self-isolate until the results of the HSE laboratory PCR test are known.

Some countries may now accept Rapid Antigen Test results for travel. Please check with your airline/destination country.