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How to request collection of your Home Test (COVID home testing research study participants only)

This process will enable you to request collection of your COVID-19 home test if you are a participant in the COVID home testing research study so that it can be sent to a lab for analysis.

You should use this process when you first receive your COVID-19 home test kit so that the collection can be booked.

Important note

Only use this process if you have already received your home test kit as part of the COVID home testing research study.

Please do not undertake your test before you have a collection booked.

Please do your test before 8am on the morning the courier is due. You need to have done your test before the courier arrives as they cannot wait while you do it.

Please follow carefully the instructions in your test pack, ensure you label the return box correctly and please put the labelled return box containing your sample in your fridge until the courier comes to collect it.

DO NOT post the samples back via Royal Mail. (i.e. please do not put the box in a post box – it should be returned via courier only).


You will need:

  • The 8 character Access Code that is displayed on the test-at-home kit.
  • The post code of the address that the test-at-home kit was sent to.

You will also be asked for:

  • Your email address.
  • Your phone number.