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How to send your PCR Test sample to us for processing

Please see the below methods for returning your PCR Test sample to us.
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Option 1 - DX Returns: The Best Way to Return Your PCR Sample

For fast results, we recommend using the DX Returns Method. Returns via the tracked DX courier service is the fastest and most reliable way of returning your PCR sample. This service is included in the cost of your test, there is no extra charge.

If you drop your PCR sample at an available DX site before 5pm, Monday to Friday your sample will reach our Laboratory by 9am the next day. Friday drop-offs are delivered on Saturday Morning. Your test will then be processed and you will receive your result within 24 hours of your sample arriving at the Laboratory.

DX Labels for returning your PCR Sample

Your kit may have a DX label included, simply attach this to the bottom of the PCR box and return it to your nearest available drop off location.

If your kit does not contain a DX shipping return label simply click here and complete a quick form and our team will email you your return label.

Please follow these steps when returning your kit via DX

  • Ensure you have completed your registration, and have kept your registration card safe.
  • Make note of the tracking number located on your return label below the uppermost barcode - this is a 10 digit number. - There is space on your registration card to make a note of this number.
  • Drop your kit at one of the available drop-off sites - please see the list of available locations here to find your nearest drop-off point.

When dropping off your sample

  • Please do not enter the premises if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • Please follow all site safety guidance and wear a face covering
  • Retain a record of the DX tracking reference number
  • Drop your sample into the container with the DX sample drop label securely attached

Option 2 - Returns via Royal Mail

As an alternative option, you can also return your test kits using Royal Mail. Our PCR kits contain a Royal Mail Tracked 24 Returns label, and can be posted at any Royal Mail Priority Post box.

Please follow these steps when returning your kit to us via Royal Mail:

  • Ensure you have completed your registration, and have kept your registration card safe.
  • Complete your test and follow the instructions to package and seal your test kit and box up ready for posting.
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the Royal Mail label on the underside of your box - there is a space on your registration card to make a note of this number.
  • Post your kit at a Priority Post box - locations for which can be found HERE, along with last collection times.

Note - Royal Mail do not collect or deliver on Sundays, so please check timeframes for when you need to travel. Kits posted after the last collection on Saturday will not be collected until Monday, for delivery to the Lab on Tuesday.

Royal Mail services are impacted over Bank Holidays and Public Holidays; please check seasonal posting times on the priority post box link to plan returning your test to us accordingly.

Option 3 - Take directly to lab

As a third option, you may choose to take the kit directly to our Lab partner yourself or arrange your own courier to do so.

Please note, your costs and risks of doing this would be your own responsibility and we would not be able to reimburse or support you in any way.

Our Lab partner address is as follows, and the Goods In department are available 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

Source Bioscience
1 Orchard Place
Nottingham Business Park
Nottingham, NG8 6PX
United Kingdom

Please note - all correspondence about your test, including results, need to be directed to Medicspot - Source Bioscience and their colleagues will not be able to assist you directly.