COVID-19 TESTING | LEEDS
DAM Health is a leading provider in the UK for COVID-19 testing solutions. ADL Aesthetics is working alongside DAM health, acting as their official base for testing in Leeds & West Yorkshire.
COVID-19 Testing Information
There are two main types of test for COVID-19, diagnostic tests and antibody tests.
Diagnostic tests can show if someone has an active coronavirus infection and should take steps to quarantine or isolate themselves from others. Diagnostic testing is best suited during the acute phase of COVID-19 (between days 0-14). Currently there are two types of diagnostic tests which can detect the virus – molecular tests, such as RT-PCR tests, that detect the virus’s genetic material, and antigen tests that detect specific proteins on the surface of the virus.
Antibody tests look for antibodies (IgA, IgM and IgG) that are made by your immune system in response to a threat, such as a specific virus. Antibody testing is best suited during the recovery phase (from day 14+). They can help fight infections and can take several days or weeks to develop after an infection and may stay in the blood for several weeks or more after recovery. Because of this, our antibody tests are not used to diagnose an active coronavirus infection.
At DAM Group UK conduct testing using our 19-nCoV qPCR Rapid Diagnostic Assay swab or our IgG/IgM Rapid Antibody test kits. Sample analysis is performed at the point of care testing using our portable, yet high performance real time quantitative PCR system for a diagnostic test or by reading the result on a test sample cassette strip for an antibody test.
A ‘FIT TO FLY’ declaration means that the individual has tested Negative for COVID-19 at the date and time of testing.
Travel restrictions are changing daily with many countries now requiring a negative result COVID-19 diagnostic test in order to enter. At DAM Group UK we offer testing using a high performance real-time quantitative PCR system that satisfies the requirements prior to travel.
Our test results can be made available within an hour. In general, the tests need to be processed between three and five days prior to a flight departure but please confirm the details required by your specific airline and destination.
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