PCR travelling to China

DAM Health is now offering PCR tests for those customers travelling to China.

Passengers whose test results are all negative shall visit 防疫健康码国际版  to apply for the Health Declaration Certificate. Passengers need to submit 2 PCR test reports, a photocopy of passport bio data page and visa page, as well as an itinerary, to the Embassy or the related Consulate-General according to the address of the clinic providing the 2nd test report.

Why Book with Damn Health?

Dam Health is proud to be on the approved list of providers for either the first or second test required before you travel to China.

Our tests will not be accepted for travel to Hong Kong.

You can book both tests with Dam Health but they MUST be in different clinics. See a list of our clinics here: Test Centres – DAM Health If you need advice about where to book your second test with another provider then please see the list of approved COVID-19 institutions published on the UK government website linked below: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_dat a/file/1085617/covid-private-testing-providers- general-testing-27-6-22.csv/preview

A full list of the rules to travel from the UK to China can be found here: Notice on Further Simplified Requirements for the Application of Health Declaration Certificate for Passengers form the UK to China

DAM Health Reagent Information

COVID-19 Test, Assay

SARS-CoV-2 qPCR, Clarigene

Gene Target(s) *

N-gene + E-gene

Assay Limit of Detection (LOD) *

5 copies/reaction is equivalent to an input of 1 copy/µl, or 1000 copies/ml.

Assay sensitivity (and comparator) *

100% (LightCycler480 II)

Assay specificity (and comparator) *

100% (LightCycler480 II)

SARS-CoV-2 qPCR, Clarigene

N-gene + E-gene

5 copies/reaction is equivalent to an input of 1 copy/µl, or 1000 copies/ml.

100% (LightCycler480 II)

100% (LightCycler480 II)

PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a test that is specifically designed to detect the presence of genetic material in covid-19. This is the most effective way to confirm if a person is actively infected with the virus.

A PCR test is very sensitive when detecting the virus even in the early stages of infection. The test looks for a viral RNA (ribonucleic acid) which is present in the body before symptoms begin (high temperature, continuous cough, loss/change in sense of smell).

This type of testing for coronavirus is the best way of determining whether an individual has tested positive and helps airlines and other countries stop the spread. By following guidelines and taking this test you are helping combat the spread of covid-19 and keeping yourself and people safe.

How it Works

Step 1

Book your appointment online.

Step 2

Arrive 5 minutes before your
appointment

Step 3

Sample taken and analysed in our laboratory.

Step 4

Results & certificate provided
within 24 hours.

Test Centres