What’s the difference between this test and the 15-minute lateral flow test I can get locally for free?

The main differences are the levels of accuracy between a lateral flow test and our PCR test, and that the government-supplied free tests don’t provide you with the certification you need for travel.

The Hurdle PCR test is clinically proven as the gold standard of testing with the highest sensitivity and accuracy of all Covid-19 tests. Our saliva PCR test is also non-intrusive and simple to use, so people of all ages can get an accurate test result without needing to visit a healthcare professional.

In fact, the UK Government recommends using a PCR lab test like ours to confirm the results of a lateral flow test (otherwise known as an antigen test), if you get a positive result.