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4 Medical Testing review: Private COVID testing for travel

Does 4 Medical Testing offer peace of mind when it comes to booking COVID tests for travel?

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4 Medical Testing provides a range of COVID tests for travel or simply peace of mind, and is on the UK government’s list of testing providers. This means the tests have met the government’s minimum standards for safety and performance and 4 Medical Testing is in the process of being accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Currently, you don’t need to take any tests to return to the UK, whatever your vaccination status.

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Name Product Test purpose Test type Test location Price (from) Key benefits
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4Medical Fit to fly Lateral Flow Home Test Kit
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Home
£29
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4Medical Fit To Travel In-Clinic Appointment
Pre-departure from the UK
PCR
Clinic
£65
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4Medical Fit to fly Lateral Flow In-Clinic Test
Pre-departure from the UK
Lateral flow (antigen)
Clinic
£17.50
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4Medical Fit To Travel - Home Test Kit
Pre-departure from the UK
PCR
Home
£55
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What types of COVID tests can I get from 4 Medical Testing?

4 Medical Testing sells fit to fly PCR tests.

Tests can be done at home or at one of 4 Medical Testing’s 2 clinics in London or Manchester. At-home tests are returned in a Royal Mail Tracked 24-hour envelope, or you can arrange your own courier.

What is 4 Medical Testing’s refund policy?

Its dispatched kits will not be accepted as returns and will not be exchanged for a refund. Cancelations 3 days or more before arrival in the UK will get a refund minus £20 per kit for admin charges. In-clinic fit to fly cancelations notified over 24 hours from the test date will get a refund minus a £25 admin charge. Refunds can take up to 30 days to be fully processed and must be requested within 14 days of purchase.

4 Medical Testing customer reviews

We found hardly any reviews for 4 Medical Testing online. Trustpilot only had fewer than 10 reviews, which were decidely mixed, so it’s difficult to gauge how effective this company is.

A quick scan of Google reviews showed polarised results, with several giving 5 out of 5 stars, and several 1-star ratings. The positive reviewers praised the efficiency of service and quick turnaround of results. One Finder reader’s review had issues with tests not arriving. (last updated: March 2022).

Are 4 Medical Testing tests accurate?

The 4 Medical Testing website provides no information on the efficacy of its COVID tests. But, while no COVID test is 100% accurate, we can assume that as 4 Medical Testing is included on the government’s list of test providers its tests are fit for purpose.

How long does it take to get results from 4 Medical Testing?

If you take a test at 4 Medical Testing’s clinics in Manchester or London, you should receive your results within 24-48 hours after the swab is taken.

If doing an at-home test, you should receive your results within 24 hours from the 4 Medical lab receiving your sample. That’s fairly standard.

Pros and cons of 4 Medical Testing

Pros

  • Government-listed COVID test provider
  • Testing clinics in London and Manchester
  • At home testing packages available
  • In-clinic tests in Manchester offer good value for money

Cons

  • Website tricky to navigate
  • Limited customer feedback available
  • No proof of efficacy

Our verdict: Is 4 Medical Testing any good?

It’s hard to say. There’s limited customer feedback for 4 Medical Testing online and the website doesn’t give much indication of how effective the tests are. Information on the turnaround times for processing test results is also lacking, so you might be taking a gamble if you need your results processed quickly.

On a more positive note, the tests offer good value for money when compared to other providers. Also, its testing clinics are positively reviewed, which should offer some peace of mind if you plan on booking an in-person test.

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