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The health & blood test specialists

Rapid & Accurate Test Results

JACE Medical is Ireland’s leading COVID-19 Testing provider for those looking for a private covid test COVID-19 testing is carried out by trained medical professionals at our clinics across the country. We also offer home testing kits and covid recovery certificates. The team prides ourselves on our high level of customer service, fast and accurate testing and results.

What we offer

Medical Professionals

Our testing team is made up of experienced clinical practitioners.

Rapid Results

Results for Antigen tests are delivered in minutes and PCR results are within 24 hours.

Travel Certification

You get certified for travel if negative for antigen or a PCR test and a covid recovery certificate can also help you to get away.

Customer Service

You can reach our customer service team on the phone for support. No long waiting times.


Fast efficient service. Easy to use and good drop off points.


Very straight forward, friendly, very helpful and explained any queries, would recommend.


Excellent service and superb follow up communication and customer service.


Great service on our doorstep. Super quick delivery of tests and easy drop off! Hassle free. Will be using again for upcoming travel.


Great customer service!!! They were so helpful when I made a mistake and quickly rectified it for me with zero hassle. Can’t recommend them more.


JACE was fantastic, we felt so at ease with using their approach and service. Have no problems reccommending them to others! Thanks so much!


We make it easy to get tested at your convenience

Experience convenient testing options with us! Visit our HQ at The Vale Centre just outside Derry~Londonderry for in-person testing, or opt for a mobile appointment where we bring the test to your location.

Our self-testing service offers the flexibility to order a test and perform it in the comfort of your own home.

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Where can I get tested?

We offer a private covid test Derry for travel, corporate, sporting events and mass testing. Our travel testing is suitable for arrivals and departures from Ireland and the UK.

For PCR and Lateral Flow Antigen tests if your result is negative you will receive a “Fit to Fly” certificate. This certificate will enable you to travel outside of the UK and Ireland.

Tests are CE, HPRA and FDA approved and has successfully passed required validation checks.

Our COVID-19 tests are highly accurate and we offer results fast.

Booking is required for all tests at our clinics in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

A PCR is the most accurate test. The sample is sent to a laboratory to be analysed and as such takes 24 hours from the time it arrives at the lab to receive your results.

We also no offer a rapid PCR with a three hour turn around if you are in need of a PCR result fast.

Antigen tests require a nasal sample and you can take the test at one of our clinics or at home. You will receive your results and travel certification minutes after taking your test.

Antibody tests can tell whether or not you have antibodies for COVID-19. They require a blood sample and results will be delivered in minutes.

JACE Medical are a UKAS registered provider listed on the governments website.

Where can I get tested?

We have several testing locations including at The Vale Centre between Derry and Limavady for those looking for a covid test in Derry~Londonderry and offer a mobile testing option and home testing kits. 

What are your opening hours?

Our clinic at The Vale Centre is open 9-5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday appointments are available on request.

How long will the test take?

Our expert medical professionals take your sample with a swab and may required your passport and some additional details. The process take around five minutes.

How long will it take to get my results?

PCR Tests
Our tests are delivered to the lab around 8pm each night. Your result will be received within 24 hours of this time.

3 Hour Rapid PCR Tests

The 3 Hour PCR test results will be delivered within 3 hours of your sample being taken.

Antigen Lateral Flow Tests

If you visit the clinic you will receive your results minutes after taking your test.

Home Tests

Home test results will be delivered 24 hours after the sample arrives at our laboratory.

Remote Lateral Flow Antigen Tests

The Remote Lateral Flow Antigen test results are delivered 1 hour after we receive a photo of your test cassette on your passport.

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Will I get my results back by email?

Yes, you will receive your results to the email address you supply.

Allow 24 hours after the results are received at the lab for your PCR results and you’ll get results for your Lateral Flow (Antigen) test within minutes.

Please make sure your email address is correct and check your junk and/or promotions folder if you don’t see in your inbox.

I have not received my results

We aim to deliver your results within 24 hours of your sample being recieved at our lab (we had deliver at 8pm each evening). Please wait until this time has passed before contacting us.

Rapid PCR tests deliver results in 3 hours from the time of your test.

Lateral Flow Antigen tests at our clinics at Belfast International Airport, Bridgend, Letterkenny and Limerick will be recieved minutes after you take your test.

For Lateral Flow Antigen tests taken at home you will recieve results within an hour of us recieving your photo of your passport or ID with your test cassette.

If this time has elapsed you can get in touch by contacting us here.

Are your Antigen tests CE, HPRA and FDA approved?

Our antigen tests are the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Flowflex) from a nasopharyngeal swab. The test is CE, HPRA and FDA approved and has successfully passed required validation checks. It has Relative Sensitivity of 97.1%, Relative Specificity of 99.5% and Accuracy of 98.8%. With specific scope for COVID-19 testing, it is recognised by UK, European and US governments.

Can you explain the difference between the tests?

JACE Medical offers three different types of Covid tests: PCR, Lateral Flow (Antigen) and Antibody. The PCR and Antigen tests indicate if someone is currently infected with Covid, while the antibody test can be used to detect if someone has previously had the virus.

I have already had covid. Will I still test positive if I have a PCR test now?

It is possible that remnants of the virus causing COVID-19 infection can still be detected by PCR tests for up to 90 days after infection so you should consider that you may still get a positive result with a PCR test.

Is a test required for my destination?

Regulations differ across juristictions and while JACE Medical can provide testing, you must ensure you are clear on your testing obligations so travel to your destination is smooth.

You can find the government guidance on travel to your destination below:

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Can I change or cancel my booking?

Change of appointment

You can change your appointment 48 hours before your test. Please email testing@jacemedical.co.uk and we can change to another time that suits based on availabilty.


We offer a NO QUESTIONS ASKED cancellation policy for all our test appointments if cancelled at least 48 hours before your appointment time.

That enables us to offer the appointment to someone else, but this is not possible when cancelling within 24 hours, hence the need to enforce this policy.

If cancelling outside of the 24 hour window before your test we will refund your registration fee in full.


In order to obtain a refund if cancelling in advance of 24 hours before your test please contact us at testing@jacemedical.co.uk and allow us a day to identify and refund your payment. Once your refund has be processed, a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days (dictated by your credit card account).

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at testing@jacemedical.co.uk.


What documentation do I need to bring with for a test?

In addition to an email for your group we require the following for each person travelling; name, date of birth, address and passport number.

It is important to make sure all the information you provide is 100% accurate to avoid any issues with entry to your destination.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please take your passport with you when you attend the clinic for your test.

Is JACE Medical listed on the governments website?

JACE Medical is on the list of general population COVID-19 testing providers’ which you can view here.


What are my responsibilities as a traveller?

While our customer service team are here to help, it is ultimately your responsibility as the person travelling to ensure you have the correct tests before, during and after travel.

Our liability is limited and so any costs you incur are your responsibility if your travel plans are disrupted.

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