Edinburgh's average sample arrival time at the lab is 6:00pm
4 Redheughs Rigg Westpoint, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ
Mon - Fri: 9am - 1pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
Book a suitable time slot online for our Edinburgh Test Pod
Arrive to provide your sample
Your results will be provided online within 24 hours of us receiving your sample at our lab via the daily courier service
Where is the Edinburgh Test Pod near?
Edinburgh City Centre: 25 mins drive
Gyle Shopping Centre: 10 mins walk
South Gyle Train Station: 10 mins walk
Can I get to the Edinburgh Test Pod via public transport?
Yes, take the Glenrothes With Thornton ScotRail train from Edinburgh train station for 2 stops to South Gyle train station. Then walk for less than 10 mins to the Test Pod
Can anyone do a test at the Edinburgh Test Pod?
Yes. Anyone can book a test at our Edinburgh pop-up Covid-19 Test Pod. However, to find your nearest test pod, you can see our full list of locations here.
Find a Test Pod near you. Here are the locations with a 10 mile radius from our Edinburgh Test Pod
Aberdour, Auchendinny, Balerno, Blitterlees, Bonnyrigg, Broxburn, Burntisland, Colinton, Corstorphine, Craigmillar, Cramond, Cramond Bridge, Crossgatehall, Crossgates, Currie, Dalkeith, Dalmahoy, Dalmeny, Dalry, Donibristle, East Calder, East Pilton, Fisherrow, Gilmerton, Gogar, Gorgie, Granton, Hawthornden, Inverkeithing, Joppa, Juniper Green, Kinghorn, Kirkliston, Kirknewton, Lasswade, Leith, Liberton, Loanhead, Mid Calder, Millerhill, Musselburgh, Newbattle, Newbridge, Newton Grange, North Queensferry, Penicuik, Pettycur, Pilton, Polton, Pomathorn, Port Edgar, Portobello, Pumpherston, Queensferry, Ratho, Rosyth, Saint Davids, Seafield, Sighthill, Slateford, South Queensferry, Turnhouse, West Pilton.
When will I get my results?
A dedicated courier drives samples directly to our lab at the end of each day, this means your sample arrives at our lab on the same day as your Test Pod appointment. The average actual lab arrival time for Edinburgh is 6:00 PM. The sample is processed within 24 hours of arrival or less. We often find pod couriers to be faster than Royal Mail, particularly over the weekend.
What are the specific location details?
What are the specific location details? If arriving by car, please press the intercom button on the barrier to the right. Access to the car park will be made available and then follow the wayfinding signage to the Test Pod.
What is a guided self-swab?
There are trained team members at each of our pop-up Test Pod locations, who will guide you through taking your swab by providing step-by-step verbal tips, for a hassle-free sample collection. As our Testing Pods are contact-free locations, our team members will not perform the COVID-19 test for you.
If you are booking a Fit to Fly PCR test appointment at one of the Test Pods, please ensure your destination country accepts "self-collection" PCR tests.
Order an at home, self-swab PCR Covid-19 test to wherever you are in the UK.