HALO offers one of the most accurate and simple COVID-19 PCR tests available, fully approved by the UK Government for the Test to Release scheme, as well as by all the major regulators including CQC and MHRA. With almost 100% accuracy you can rely upon our simple and affordable tests to give you the confidence to get moving again.
Who is HALO?
The HALO team includes world-class science, technology and logistics experts brought together by British business people who want to help find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team is based at the Imperial College i-Hub in West London and has full UK Government approvals including CQC and MHRA.
Rapid, accurate and
We use non-invasive, saliva-based testing, without the need for nose and throat swabs, to provide accurate results, simply and without discomfort. Once received by our labs we provide certified results within 24 hours* by email, online and in-app.
The science behind HALO
Our state-of-the-art automated labs extract RNA from your saliva sample and test for a gene that is only present in SARS-CoV-2 using RT-qPCR, enabling us to detect the virus even before symptoms start to show. This delivers almost 100% accuracy and reduces inconclusive testing to less than 2%.
Through our safe and COVID-19-secure door-to-door courier service we drop off and pick up your tests at your convenience. Simply purchase your test and once completed call for collection.
In-app tracking and
Monitor and track the progress of your test online or through our secure and user-friendly app. We will let you know when your test is received by our lab, is being processed and when to expect your results. You will receive a verification certificate with your results that can be downloaded or stored for proof of a negative test.
*Test results provided within 24 hours of being received at our labs. Please note: Return courier service must be booked by 3pm for test to be collected next day. Completed tests picked up Monday through Friday for next day delivery to our labs, with results due 24 hours later.