Pre-Travel FAQ’s

Refund Policy

Screen4 (Yorkshire) Ltd will only offer a refund against PCR testing service on the following parameters:

Any despatched and received kits for self-test (or company managed programs) that are unused will NOT be refunded under any circumstances due to health and safety reasons. Delivery of kits being rejected at destination do not qualify for a refund and the PCR kits will be destroyed on return to us. This is a policy followed by Screen4 to keep our employees safe.

Clinician performed tests that have been paid for and scheduled:

  • May be moved to another date if the flight is changed by the customer or the airline, this will be free of charge if an available slot is possible for the rescheduled appointment.
  • It may be necessary for the customer to attend an alternative collection centre if their first choice is not available. 
  • If this is not acceptable then a refund will be given less an admin fee of £20 per test.
Please read our full Terms and Conditions here

How can I order my test?

Head over to our shop to order your tests. Our shop offers:

  • Covid19 Self-Tests 
  • Covid19 Pre Travel Self-Tests and Clinician Performed Tests
  • Covid19 Test and Release Self-Tests and Clinician Performed Tests 

We cannot take bookings via telephone, in person or via email 

Click here to access our online shop

When should I order my kit?

We recommend ordering your self-test and/or booking your appointment two weeks prior to you needing to take the sample. 

PCR Tests have a 6 months shelf life. 

Orders placed before 2.30pm Monday to Friday will be despatched the same day for next working day delivery. Orders placed after 2.30pm Monday to Thursday will take up to 2 working days (Monday to Friday) to be despatched, if you order during the weekend or Bank Holiday then please allow 2-3 working days for your order to be despatched. 

Please note no orders will be despatched or delivered during the weekend or Bank Holidays.

Can I do this test myself at home?

Yes these tests are designed to be ‘self-tests’ and clear and concise instructions come in each test kit. Please note if the test is for pre-travel purposes you will need to check the entry requirements for your destination as some areas only accept clinician performed tests.

Where can I have my sample taken by a Clinician?

  • Barnsley – 17 Middlewoods Way, Barnlsey, S71 3HR 
  • Birmingham – 26 High St, Sutton Coldfield B72 1UP – Temporarily Closed 
  • Cambridge – Unit 13B, Dencora Business Centre, Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TG 
  • Cirencester – Estate Farm, West Lane, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6AB 
  • Harlow – Lobby Office, Westgate House, West Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1YS – Temporarily Closed 
  • London – Lower Ground Floor Office, 109-111 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8JA 
  • Manchester – Office 21, 2nd Floor “The Building” HQ, Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester,  M50 3XP 
Our Clinic Opening Times can be found here 

When do I need to take my sample? 

Within the given time frame required by the country that you are travelling to. We always recommend carrying out the sample on the first day within the travel requirement period. You can find the requirements for each country here:

Please ensure you work out when you need to take your test prior to ordering. We are not authorised to advise you of when you should take this.

How will I receive my results?

When placing your order via our website you must ensure that you enter all of your details correctly, especially your email address.

Once your order has been placed via our website, you will receive two emails:

1. Order/Appointment Confirmation 

2. An invitation to create an online account – this is where your your results will be sent to. 

It is crucial that you log back into your account to enter your sample barcode. Please ensure that this is completed on the correct date and at the correct time. Entering your barcode date and time stamps your result and shows on your result document as sample taken on that date and at that time. 

Your results will be in PDF format and you can save them to your device or you can print them, as required by your destination Immigration Requirements.

Results are reported within 24-48 hours of the the sample being received at the lab.

When do I create my user account?

Create your user account as soon as soon as you receive your invitation email. The account will prompt you for details.
You need to note down your username and password for this account as you will need to log back in to add your sample barcode at the point of carrying out the test. 
Please ensure that you enter the barcode correctly and on the correct date at the correct time.

How can I track my sample?

It is crucial that you log your DX tracking number from the front of the DX labelled envelope. You can then track this via the DX Website. 
It is also crucial that you take a note of your sample barcode – this is what links your test to you. 

What is shown on my result certificate?

Don’t worry we are experienced with Pre-Travel requirements and our certificates display all relevant information:
  • Full name as displayed on your Passport
  • Passport Number
  • DOB
  • Sample Number (Barcode)
  • Result
  • Sample taken Date and time
This is all taken from the order you place so please make sure you complete all information correctly.
Test and Release Results are slightly different from Pre-Travel and they contain more information in line with the Governments Requirements.

Where is the laboratory that my sample will go to?

Our partner laboratory is based in Cambridge – Oncologica UK LTD. Please note this is a different address to our Cambridge Clinic
The lab also has a drop box for you to deliver your samples to 7 days a week. 

Oncologica UK Ltd

Suite 2 Newham Building 

Chesterford Research Park


CB10 1X

How do I get my sample back to the Laboratory?

Getting your sample to the laboratory is the consumers responsibility. Screen4 take no liability in the delivery of kits to lab. 

If you have a Royal Mail Tracked 24 Envelope within your kit then please still use this service or make alternative arrangements to get the sample to the lab.

Do NOT put a Royal Mail Tracked envelope in one of the DX boxes as you sample will not be processed.

Welcome to DX Sample Drop.  To ensure your sample is securely returned to our testing laboratory please ensure you follow the below steps to complete your Sample Drop.

To locate your nearest DX Express sample drop off point please refer to the list of addresses here.

  • Upon arrival at the Sample Drop off point, please do not enter the premises if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
  • Please sanitise your hands on entry and wear a face covering
  • Please remain in the designated area only
  • Only ONE person is to be in the Sample Drop location at a time. If there are other customers in the area, please wait outside until they have left the area
  • Post your DX addressed Sample Kit into the blue postal locker marked with yellow DX Sample Drop label, as above.
Alternatively you can hand deliver your sample to the lab in Cambridge:

Oncologica UK Ltd

Suite 2 Newham Building 

Chesterford Research Park


CB10 1XL

Please note as of Monday 11th January 2021 we are no longer offering a drop box service at any of our clinics.

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