COVID-19 testing in Islington

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty to all of us and had a huge impact on the way we interact. At Egerton Pharmacy we want to be able to bring back some control and offer COVID-19 testing and certification at our Islington location.

3 different types of COVID-19 tests available

Do you want to test for antibodies so that you can get peace of mind or answer those questions you've been asking yourself about your experience with Coronavirus? Perhaps you need a PCR test to attend an event or to get the all-clear after a holiday? We can perform both of these tests, along with antigen testing too. Find out more about each test below. We also provide travel vaccinations, treatments for allergy symptoms and general health consultations.

Pharmacist holding COVID-19 swab test

Antigen Testing

£49.99 - Results within 15 minutes

The quickest type of COVID-19 test available at Egerton Pharmacy is the antigen test., used to determine if you currently have COVID.  Some countries accept this test as 'fit-to-fly' certification.

The antigen test is also ideal if you want to safely see friends and family or prove your COVID-19 status for work purposes.

To get tested you will need to book an appointment at our Islington pharmacy. The pharmacist on duty will carry out the test by taking a nasal swab and then conducting the antigen test.

PCR Test 

24- 36 hours results £89.00
Same day results £149.00

The PCR test is a lab-based test to reliably assess the presence of COVID-19 infection. Once swabbed, bring the sample back to us. We will arrange collection to the lab. Results are then emailed within 24 - 36 hours from dropping of the sample.


This test is ideal for fit to fly certification and can also be used to prove a negative result if it has been requested for entry into a venue.


COVID-19 Day 2 arrival PCR test 


We offer day 2 tests. Each test costs £89. A unique PLF booking reference code is issued at the time of purchase that is used on your Passenger Locator Form. On your return simply drop off your sample on the day that you wish to be tested and the results are issued the following day. We can arrange for an express service to the lab, where results can be emailed across within the same day for £149.


Testing is available Monday to Friday.

We also offer day 5 and day 8 tests at £89.00 each.

Most tests for the new strain of coronavirus involve taking a swab sample for analysis
Pharmacist providing COVID-19 test

Antibody Testing

Only £39.99

This test is a way of determining if you have COVID-19 antibodies in your immune system. Antibodies can be present in people who have had COVID-19 in the past, even when they haven't known about it or displayed any symptoms.

At Egerton Pharmacy, this test can be carried out in our Islington location and results can generally be given within 15 minutes. The test consists of taking a finger prick blood sample and costs just £39.99.

Swab test for COVID-19

If you would like more information on our COVID-19 tests, please get in touch with Egerton Pharmacy on 020 7609 2858