Reading's average sample arrival time at the lab is 7:30pm
Green Park, 200 Brook Drive, Reading, RG2 6UB
Mon - Fri: 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
Guided PCR testing | Click and Collect
Book a suitable time slot online for our Reading 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
Order a Covid-19 test and select Click and Collect from your nearby pop-up location at checkout.
Arrive at your selected location to collect your Covid-19 test kit.
PCR tests: Conduct your PCR test somewhere private nearby.
Lateral Flow Antigen tests: Take your test away and test whenever you need to.
PCR tests: Drop off your completed PCR sample. Your results will be provided online within 24 hours of us receiving your sample at our lab via the daily courier service.
Lateral Flow tests: Your results will be provided online within 3hrs.
We offer a complete range of Lateral Flow and PCR at-home test kits.
Where is the Reading Test Pod near?
Reading Town Centre: 10 mins drive
Morrisons/ALDI: 6 mins drive
Madjeski Stadium: 8 mins walk
Can I get to the Reading Test Pod via public transport?
Yes, you can take either 6 emerald or 10 ruby bus routes. However, we recommend avoiding public transport and maintaining social distancing measures.
Why isn't the Test Pod in Reading Town Centre?
Our Test Pods are popping up at locations where customers can drive to and park simply, easily maintain social distancing through bigger spaces and reduced footfall and near business parks to facilitate Britain getting back to work.
Find a Test Pod near you. Here are the locations with a 10 mile radius from our Reading Test Pod
Aberfield, Aldermaston, Arborfield, Barkham, Basildon, Baughurst, Beenham, Binfield, Bix, Bradfield, Bramley, Brimpton, Bucklebury, Burghfield, Caversham, Checkendon, Crowthorne, Earley, Englefield, Finchampstead, Frilsham, Goring, Harpsden, Hartley Row, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Henley On Thames, Hurst, Ipsden, Lower Assendon, Mapledurham, Midgham, Mortimer, Mortimer Common, Mortimer West End, Nettlebed, Nuffield, Pangbourne, Remenham, Rotherfield Peppard, Rotherwick,Sherfield , Sherfield Upon Loddon, Shinfield, Shiplake, Silchester, Sonning, South Stoke, Stratfield Mortimer, Stratfield Saye, Streatley, Sulhampstead, Sulhampstead Abbots, Swallowfield, Tadley, Theale, Tidmarsh, Tilehurst, Twyford, Wagrave, Waltham Saint Lawrence, Wargrave, Wasing, Whitchurch, Winnersh, Wokingham, Woodley.
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 Reading is 7:30 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 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.