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At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kit
Get an at-home COVID-19 test kit* delivered to your door for general testing or Fit to Fly
*If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please stay at home, do not come into a Boots stores and follow the most up to date local government guidance. These tests are for asymptomatic testing only.
MyHealthChecked At-home COVID-19 PCR testWhat is a MyHealthChecked At-Home COVID-19 PCR Swab Test?
The MyHealthChecked At-home COVID-19 PCR test is an easy to use, nasal self-swab test to help identify if you have the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus.
This test can be used for both general testing and international travel, where a Fit to Fly certificate is required. You must check with your travel provider exactly what your requirements are before ordering, as requirements and timings can vary greatly from country to country.
The test is also suitable for individuals prior to making decisions such as travel or meeting with friends or family, or someone who needs to prove a negative test result for group attendance.
The MyHealthChecked At-home COVID-19 PCR test is suitable for all ages and can be used by both adults and children.
Adults aged 18 and over: self-test (unless unable to do so). Children and teenagers aged 12 to 17: self-test with adult supervision. An adult over 18 should perform the swab process for a child under 12 years of age.
Please ensure you follow the Instructions for Use leaflet, enclosed in the sample collection kit, before collecting your sample.
The At-home COVID-19 PCR Sample Collection Kit is ideal for international travel, where a Fit to Fly certificate is required.
You must check with your travel provider exactly what your requirements are before ordering, as requirements and timings can vary greatly from country to country.
The testing and entry requirements for countries are regularly changing, so it’s important to be aware of the specific requirements for the country you are travelling to before booking a test. This information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The MyHealthChecked At-home COVID-19 PCR test costs £65.
Our home testing options
How it works
Purchase your MyHealthChecked test online and we'll send it to your home or work. Delivery time is dependent on delivery options selected at checkout.
Activate and collect your sample
Activate your kit online at
Receive your results
Within 24-48 hours from lab receipt, you will receive an email with a link to view your results online at www.myhealthchecked.com and download a Fit to Fly certificate, if required for international travel.
MyHealthChecked Terms and Conditions
In relation to the sale of this test kit, Boots is acting as an agent on behalf of MyHealthChecked. Please note that you are purchasing the test kit directly from MyHealthChecked and the cost of the test kits is paid directly to MyHealthChecked.. You are bound to their terms and conditions. MyHealthChecked are responsible for analysing the sample you send to them and Boots will not be liable for any costs incurred as a result of a failed or inconclusive test. Boots liability will not exceed the cost charged to the customer for the service, so far as is lawfully permitted. It is a legal requirement that the test provider share all COVID-19 test results with Public Health England and the NHS Test and Trace Programme.
MyHealthChecked FAQsHow do I take the test?
Please refer to the Instructions For Use (IFU) included within the sample box provided. In summary, ensure you have activated your test online. Then ensure all of the components in the sample box are included as illustrated on the IFU. It is then important to complete the required details as requested on the biohazard sample bag and tube of PrimeStore® MTM inactivation media which is Date of Birth and date and time of nasal sample collection. Then wash your hands, clear your nostrils and you are then ready to take the nasal sample.
The tip of the swab provided with the kit should be gently inserted into one nostril until you feel gentle resistance. Hold the shaft of the swab and rotate 5 times for approximately 10 seconds, ensuring the tip of the swab is always in contact with the nasal wall. Repeat for the other nostril.
The nasal swab should be sent to the lab in the sample collection tube. Please place the swab tip down (the tip is the part of the swab that you put first into your nostril) and then screw the tube tightly shut and shake the tube for 3-5 seconds.
You will receive an email from MyHealthChecked with a link to view your results online and download a Fit to Fly certificate within 24-48 hours from lab receipt if the result is negative. You will be able to access your certificate if your result is negative whether you are using the test for Fit to Fly or General use.
Negative result- You will receive a certificate for Fit to Fly online. Negative results should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose SARS-CoV-2: clinical correlation and other diagnostic information is necessary to determine patient infection status. Also please continue to follow government guidelines around social distancing, washing hands and covering your face to keep others safe - see www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Positive result-A positive result means you have COVID-19. You should follow the up-to-date guidelines on what you should do next on the UK Government website - www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Inconclusive result-This means Myhealthchecked have not been able to confirm your test result for SARS CoV-2 and so it is inconclusive. The sample swab you have provided will be tested and a new result will then be issued to you within the next few days.
All data is completely anonymised to ensure that your privacy is maintained throughout the process. MyHealthChecked will not share your information with any third party. All samples are disposed of within 10 days, following analysis and report of the results to you.
Please note that any results from the test will be shared with Public Health England and added to the National Database.
Yes, the MyHealthChecked test is fully UKCA and CE marked in accordance with UK and EU medical device legislation.
This test is not suitable for customers in Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands due to logistical issues. Please do not order this test if you are based in Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands as the sample will not be accepted.
If you have any questions - you can talk to one of MyHealthChecked's healthcare professionals - by emailing [email protected]
General FAQsWhat are the delivery times for this test?
Please check the collection times from these Priority Postboxes. If used for travel ensure that you have your kit at least 72 hours before you're due to travel. Be aware delays may occur with tests posted at weekends or bank holidays.
The At-Home Test Kits are completed by yourself in the comfort of your own home and is a swab test. The In-Store PCR COVID-19 service is completed by a member of staff and is a swab test. The Rapid Antigen Testing Service is a nasal swab antigen test to check for a current COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection. Both the in-store PCR COVID-19 test and at home test kit are PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) tests.
The main differences are the levels of accuracy between a lateral flow test and a PCR test, and that the government-supplied free tests don’t provide you with the certification you need for travel (when ordering fit to fly). Recommendation is for lateral flow device testing to be undertaken regularly e.g. twice.
A saliva test is a spit sample whereas a swab test is where you need to use a swab to gather a sample from the top of your nose and/or back of your throat. So the saliva tests are much less invasive than a swab. For more information on the difference between tests check out the government page here .
Recent studies show that saliva-based tests and swab-based tests have equivalent accuracy and sensitivity.
No, someone who has received a COVID-19 vaccination does not need to wait before taking this type of test. The result of the test is unaffected by a person’s vaccination status.
The analysis of the sample collected using the At-home COVID-19 test kit will not be influenced by someone receiving a vaccine. If a test provides a positive result it means that specific genomic material from the virus itself has been detected. This will only occur when a patient has a current infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
No, ordering the At-home COVID-19 testing kit does not provide a booking reference number that is a requirement for Day 2 and Day 8 post-travel testing. Please see our Day 2 & Day 8 COVID-19 Post-Travel Testing Service if you need testing when you arrive in England after international travel.
*If you have COVID-19 Symptoms you must follow the Government guidance, stay at home and arrange a free COVID-19 test via www.gov.uk. T&C's apply.