A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a type of coronavirus test you do at home and send back to be processed in a lab. Youll get the results by text and email.
These instructions tell you how to:
- register your test kit online
- take a swab sample for you or someone else
- post your completed test kit in a Royal Mail priority postbox
This page is for people who have ordered their test kit. To order a test, go to Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.