Mayfield Clinic COVID-19 Testing Centre Cambridge (Great Shelford)

Wanting to travel abroad or to opt in for the test to release scheme? Our clinic in Cambridge can help you to quickly and effortlessly get the results you need.

Mayfield Clinic's COVID testing centre is a private provider of Fit To Fly PCR tests and Test To Release PCR tests. We know that quick turnaround PCR test results are essential; if you are looking for an ultrafast and reliable COVID PCR testing service near you, we can help. Located 4 miles south from Cambridge City Centre in the historical village of Great Shelford, our COVID-19 testing facility is simple to reach.

Cambridge COVID Testing

From £149

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Do you need a COVID-19 test in Cambridge? At our clinic in Cambridge we offer healthcare practitioner led testing, for travel, days 2&8, and day 5 tests to release, in compliance with government regulations.

To book a self test kit click here.

Self-test kit returns are not accepted at this location. To see where Please see these pages for same day PCR test kit returns and next day PCR test kit returns.

Book Your Cambridge COVID Test

Self-test kits

From £49

Test at home or abroad at a time that suits you

  • UKAS accredited
  • Includes certification
  • For Travel, Day 2&8 or Test To Release

In-clinic test Cambridge

From £149

Be tested by one of our healthcare professionals

  • UKAS accredited
  • GMC registered doctors
  • For Travel, Day 2&8, or Test to Release

How it works: In-clinic test

Book now

Choose your COVID service at a time that suits

Pay online

Confirm your booking with card, Apple pay or Direct Debit

Visit the clinic

Our trained clinicians will collect your swab sample

Get your results

Register your kit and receive your results via email

Frequently asked questions

When you visit one of our clinics for a clinician-led test, a trained healthcare professional will collect the required sample from you. Having a trained professional take the sample reduces the risk of invalid results. Additionally, our clinicians can provide signed certification confirming your identity and that they collected the sample.

Yes, the scheme rules state that you can attend the clinic to collect a test or have a sample collected. You are also allowed to exit your isolation address to post a sample.

There are 3 outcomes of your test:

  • Positive - You are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Please immediately follow PHE England guidance to isolate along with your household
  • Negative - You are not infected with the virus. Please continue to take sensible precautions, if you were self-isolating as an international arrival you may stop self-isolating.
  • Invalid - Occurs in 1-3% of samples. Typically (but not exclusively) this arises when insufficient human material is present on the swab sample, and is more frequent with home test kit samples. It can be mitigated by using our practitioner-led testing service. You must continue to isolate as an international arrival

Once you've collected your sample (self-test) or seen a practitioner for a sample collection, you will need to register your kit barcode according to the provided instructions. Results will be sent through to the registered email. Please check your junk mail if no results have been received at the expected time, and then contact if still not resolved.

Although we seek to use the most accurate tests available, no test is 100% accurate and we are not able to guarantee a specific outcome from your COVID-19 test.

Results timelines should be treated as a guideline; they are not guaranteed and you should make plans accordingly. Please read our COVID-19 Testing Terms and Conditions and our Terms and Conditions.

Yes, once you've registered your barcode, results are sent 24/7

Please bring photo ID. If you want your passport number added to any documentation, please also bring your passport.


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What we treat

End your travel isolation by taking a PCR test on Day 5 (where Day 0 is the day of arrival back into the UK). Upon receipt of a negative result, you can end your quarantine.

All of our PCR tests include a test result that can be used for travel. This result acts as a 'Fit To Fly' certificate. By confirming your result, your identity (including a passport number), your personal details, and the time and date of the swab sample and laboratory report, we can create this official certification suitable for travel.

Confirm if you are currently carrying SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection by taking a PCR test. A PCR test is appropriate for identifying current infection from between day 0 (the day of first exposure) up to day 14. After day 14, an antibody test may be more suitable

Complete the Government's mandatory testing for travellers entering the UK by submitting a Day 2 and Day 8 PCR sample. Positive results from Day 2 are sent for genomic sequencing to identify the strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

How to find us

Our Great Shelford, Cambridge clinic sits conveniently just off the M11, close to the A14 and A11, making it highly accessible by car. The testing facility is also a short walk from Shelford station with frequent links to and from Cambridge City Centre.

What we offer

Here at the Mayfield Clinic, we offer government approved UKAS accredited COVID-19 testing services which can facilitate a multitude of needs and requirements. Whether you are; travelling abroad, departing to the UK, need proof that you are not carrying coronavirus or proof of recovery certification, we are able to help you to get results and certification quickly and easily.

Our testing services ensure your COVID test results are received either the Same Day, Next Day, or within 48 hours, depending on the service you choose. The types of testing we offer for international travel are PCR tests with Same Day, Next Day or 48 hour test results which can be administered nationally by our expert healthcare practitioners, and certified rapid antigen tests in-clinic or by video which will provide you with travel certification within 1 hour.

Upon return to the UK we provide Day 2 and Day 8 tests which may be required by the Government for UK arrivals. We also provide Day 5 Test To Release testing which can assist in quarantine release. Both clinician-led and home self-swabbing RT-PCR kits are available.

Many countries now also accept certification confirming proof of recovery from COVID-19 alongside or without testing. This certification can be obtained through a consultation with one of our GPs, where you provide proof of SARS-CoV-2 infection within the last 6 months and photo ID. We also provide antibody tests to determine past infection of COVID-19, or immunity from COVID-19 if you are vaccinated.

Our customers themselves are responsible for checking the entry requirements of the destination they are travelling to and consulting government websites to ensure they are booking an accepted test type for their destination.

Why Mayfield Clinic

Mayfield Clinic has been established for 10 years delivering private GP and primary healthcare services. The practice has been delivering COVID-19 PCR tests since April 2020, and has a track record of returning COVID sample results on time. We work with a number of UKAS registered labs, so as to ensure we are always able to offer a fast and reliable testing solution. Our trained healthcare professionals all have over 3 years of healthcare experience, and will collect your PCR swabs so as to reduce the risk of invalid result. Our admin team are available via email or chat to answer questions. Mayfield Clinic is UKAS registered and have preliminarily passed Stage 3 of the UKAS COVID testing process.

Reliable and trustworthy private PCR testing

We work with leading healthcare practitioners and maintain strong relationships with government approved, UKAS accredited labs all over the United Kingdom to ensure convenient and timely results.

Why use Mayfield Clinic's testing services?

In a crowded market for COVID testing services, three reasons why you should use Mayfield Clinic

Whilst no COVID-19 PCR testing is infallible, throughout the crisis, we've strived to ensure that we consistently deliver PCR coronavirus testing to meet the expectations of our customers. This has included using 7 different laboratories, shifting capacity as required to deliver the fasted and most reliable testing possible.

For our PCR Fit To Fly travel testing, we run daily point-to-point couriers from all of our testing sites directly to the laboratories. This differs from other services that might rely on postal services for Fit To Fly testing.

All of our COVID testing services are overseen by our advisory board of GMC registered general practitioners. Onsite testing services are delivered by General Practitioners or trained Healthcare Professionals. Testing is conducted under our UKAS ISO17025 accreditation and our CQC registration (applicable to our Oxford head office).

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