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At Gibraltar Airport

About our tests

 

What type of rapid test will be taken and how does it work?

Our rapid test is a nasopharynx (nasal swab) lateral flow diffusion antigen test (SD BIOSENSOR STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Test).

The lateral flow / diffusion rapid test gives a result in less than an hour, because they don't have to be sent to a lab to be processed.

 

How does the rapid (lateral flow) test work?

Rapid lateral flow testing involves a swab of the nose to collect a sample, which is then inserted into a tube of liquid for a short time.  Drops of liquid (extraction solution) are added to the test strip and after about half an hour a result will be shown.

Within 30 min to 60 min you will be sent an SMS message (to your phone) notifying you that an email has been sent to you with your test result and certificate.

1. Swab from the nose

2. Specimen added to extraction tube

3. Drops of extraction solution added to the test strip

4. Test result and certificate sent within 30 to 60 minutes

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This service is carried out by Maritime Medical Services Ltd.