Due to highly-specialised equipment and cutting-edge techniques, genomic sequencing in the UK is in limited supply and many providers are already reserving capacity.
Travel Test Packages will imminently be available to purchase from private providers and - with laboratories already experienced in genomic sequencing. We spoke with Abbie Pullman, General Manager at Covid Testing Network, who is providing an integrated diagnostic test evaluation service to supply the mandatory Day 2 and Day 8 testing at highly competitive rates direct to Businesses and Occupational Health providers.
Abbie explained that Covid Testing Network has been on a mission to help the UK economy recover by getting businesses back to work. “We’ve been at the forefront of scientific developments since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, providing Covid-19 testing capacity across the UK in partnership with employers across all sectors to keep their staff and customers safe.
We anticipate genome sequencing will become the norm across the board in the UK, not just to monitor international arrivals but to track variants in the general populace. Our exclusive partnerships with laboratories skilled in this highly-technical field, coupled with our experience completing more than 1 million PCR tests spanning care homes, Local Authorities and diligent direct employers, uniquely qualifies us to offer this service.”
Here's everything you need to know, about the Travel Testing Package, how genomic sequencing works and how to access packages.