Zava, the UK online doctor, has today launched a service which it says will give businesses of all sizes to an affordable test for workers who are currently self-isolating with potential symptoms of COVID-19.
The service includes a home sampling kit and lab test which is approved by Public Health England (PHE) and is the same type of test that is currently being used by the NHS.
According to Zava, it is “98% effective” at detecting the virus, with results reviewed by Zava’s General Medical Council-registered doctors and available in two to three days or less.
The test looks at the DNA within cells to detect the presence of viral RNA in a laboratory to tell whether patients currently have the virus or not.
A negative test result means that patients can stop self-isolating.
Zava said that factor is “especially important” for key workers and those who have an essential work role.
The service is priced at £135 and Zava is offering a 40% discount for key workers as part of the national effort to enable people to get back to work sooner.