COVID-19 Test

Fast track (polymerase chain reaction) A molecular test which detects the virus's genetic material
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Drive thru testing (no need to leave your vehicle) for:
Antigen Test – (RESULTS BACK IN 1 HOUR) – €49 per test

*Please note our Knock test centre is PCR and Antigen test only and walk through.

Step 1 - Create a New Account

To set up a new account with us click on the green ‘Get Tested’ button. You will have two options; one being to create a new account and another to log in to my account if you have already set up an account.

To create a new account you must be over 18 and have your own email address. If you need to get a test done for someone under 18 or for someone that doesn’t have an email you can add them to your group once your account is set up. Please note that all booking confirmations and result emails will go to the account holder (so the email used on the creation of the account page) as this is the linked email address.

Complete the page to create your account ensuring that for the photo you upload a valid and recent head and shoulder photo as per the guidance supplied (no other persons in the photo and by having an incorrect or unsuitable photo the testing process may be delayed). Once you have completed this page then your account is active and you can log in and out as you wish

Step 2 - Using the Portal

You will see various buttons once your have your account created.

My Tests

This is a summary of personal details of the account holder with the unique URL which can be used for other persons to see details. It also shows the most recent test type and result with the date.

You can also edit your personal details here too.

Below your personal details is a summary of all tests either booked or undertaken. You can see the test type, date, unique appointment number with barcode (this is needed for the swab to be taken) and other information.

If for any reason you don’t fully complete a booking it will show as ‘incomplete’ in this summary and there is a 24 hour window that you can go in and fully complete the test booking, after this period it will no longer show.

A test is only fully completely booked when you receive the unique appointment number with barcode. Once a test has been completed you will be able to see a PDF version of the results also against that specific test if required.

Book A Test

This is where you go to book a test. If you want to view test availability then this is done by using the Available Time Slots button near the bottom.

Please ensure you read all of the text. If you are completing a test on behalf of someone else (e.g. a child) then you must have already added them to your group (see below) and you then select the top tick box, if the test is for yourself then do not select the top tick box. Tick all consent boxes and then sign at the bottom, press submit.

Then select the type of test you wish to have and press submit.

Next select the Test Centre and the appointment booking slot you want. Once this has been done then you must complete the Covid Questionnaire – this is for the individual the test is for. Press submit when fully complete.

Finally you need to make payment which can be by credit or debit card (we use Stripe for these payments). Please do not press anything whilst your payment is being processed which can take a few minutes, once processed you will be informed and you will receive a confirmation email with the unique appointment number and barcode by email. There is also a load of other important information in this email. For ease at the testing station please print the unique test barcode as you can then place this on the dashboard with the applicable photo ID next to it.

Add Group Member / My Group

My Group will only appear once people have been added to your group. If you wish to add other persons to your account such as children then use the Add Group Member button, you need to fully complete everything for them and upload an applicable recent photo.

Once added all persons linked to the account will show within My Group. In here you can view all details and within the view option edit details if you need to. Please remember that the results and bookings for these people will go to the account holder only. You can also see test results in this section too.


Here you can view tests booked and download a receipt if you require one.

Available Time Slots

This is a calendar of all the available appointments (key of locations at the bottom). You can clearly see how many appointment slots are left in each hour and you can click on each one for more information. Please use this to see what availability is available prior to booking a test, although as this is a live system between looking at this and booking your test availability will change.

My Messages

You can send messages to us through this portal and we can respond to you also and / or send you messages directly. This is an alternative to directly emailing us.

Step 1: Check In

Please arrive at the testing centre no earlier than the dedicated time slot for your test and have your photo ID and printed barcode clearly displayed on your dashboard. Remain in your vehicle with your windows closed. Please only arrive with people to be tested in the vehicle. If there is more than one person to be tested please display all photo ID’s and barcodes on the dashboard. Please ensure you have a face mask for each person in the vehicle. You will be approached by a member of staff in a hi-vis that will verify names, dates of births and photos using the barcodes on your dashboard in conjunction with the photo ID and persons in the vehicle.

Step 2: Waiting for the Test

You will then be directed to either Express Test Lane or Standard Test Lane depending on what test you purchased. Please remain in the vehicle. Please note that bookings are within designated time slots.

Step 3: Swabbing Stations

When the Swabber, using hand gestures, requests you to enter the Swabbing Station please slowly move forwards until you are indicated to stop and see the Stop sign. At this point put on your handbrake and roll down the window of any person who is to be tested and then turn off your engine. Ensure you have your face mask on covering your nose and mouth. The Swabber will scan your barcode and verify your details on the portal with your photo ID. They will then ask for your consent along with if you have any medical conditions which would prevent the swab being taken such as nasal polyps. The test will then be undertaken. This involves putting a small swab to the back of your mouth and then to the back of your nose. This may be uncomfortable but should not be painful. Please try and bear with it as insufficient cells may show an invalid result. Once all persons have had their test undertaken you can then leave the swabbing station.

Step 4: The Lab

Your test will then be taken to our in-house lab to be processed, these are taken in batches. If you have selected a Express Test then the results will be available within a few hours, otherwise the results will be available within the same day. From this stage you can log into the portal to view your test status at any time to view the progress. Please note that bookings are within designated time slots with a set number of tests available within that period.

Step 5: The Results

Your test will then be taken to our in-house lab to be processed, these are taken in batches. If you have selected a Express Test then the results will be available within a few hours, otherwise the results will be available within the same day. From this stage you can log into the portal to view your test status at any time to view the progress. Please note that bookings are within designated time slots with a set number of tests available within that period.

Step 6: Proving you had a Covid-19 test

On the homepage of your portal you will see a QR Code, you can get any third party who you are happy to see your result to scan this QR Code. This will then display your name, date of birth, photo, test date and result. This is a live status so if you have had subsequent tests third parties will be able to view the latest test so only share this code at your discretion.

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The molecular test provided by Hibergene Diagnostics, is HG Covid-19, designed to use a low-complexity sample preparation protocol, the test has excellent performance for samples with high to moderate viral loads in patients displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

Detected results are returned within 30* minutes on average, enabling fast diagnosis of the disease at the early and highly infectious stage of infection. Non detected results are returned within 60* minutes.

When coupled with a nucleic acid extraction method, the system provides sensitivity equivalent to that of the current PCR systems for samples from individuals at all stages of COVID-19 infection.

The benefits of HG Covid-19 are that it is a fast, accurate and a simple test, with results available in under an hour and multiple samples can be processed at the same time. However, no test is 100% accurate. All tests have limitations. This is the same for all tests for coronavirus.

This test is CE marked. The test has gone through vigorous quality assurance protocols including external independent clinical evaluation of patient samples based in Ireland, with both detected and non detected results compared against detected and non detected PCR tests.

This test is suitable for everyone including children and babies, whilst you may experience a little discomfort it should not be painful.

*These times refer to actual test analysis and not the time for the swab and preparation

A detected test for COVID-19 generally confirms a correct diagnosis of COVID-19, but false-non detected results from all existing tests for COVID-19 have been documented.

It remains unclear the exact percentage of tests that produce false non detected results but reports by the HSE based on evidence from China proposes that this could be as high as 30%. The sensitivity of testing depends on the type of specimen obtained, the quality of the specimen, and the duration of illness at the time of testing.

For upper respiratory tract samples, sample quality depends greatly on the operation of the collectors. Our healthcare professionals all receive extensive training, to make certain we obtain the best sample possible. This is to ensure that, where present enough virus infected cells are collected. To do this the swabs must be inserted deep enough in the nose and throat. This means that the collection of a sample may be uncomfortable but thanks to the training provided to our healthcare professionals should not be painful.

The duration of the illness at the time of testing is crucial if initial testing is non detected, but if the suspicion for COVID-19 remains, it is suggested to repeat the test which decreases the chances of failing to identify infected individuals. The test will find the virus in the majority of people who have symptoms. But in some cases, like all tests, it may not pick up that you have the virus.

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About the test


Find the definitions of the most frequently used terminology about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) test

This newer COVID-19 test detects certain proteins that are part of the virus. Using a nasal swab to get a fluid sample, antigen tests can produce results in minutes. A positive antigen test result is considered very accurate, but there is an increased chance of false negative results — meaning it is possible to be infected with the virus but have negative antigen test results. Antigen tests are not as sensitive as molecular tests. Depending on the situation, the doctor may recommend a molecular test to confirm a negative antigen test result

These tests detect antibodies which the body generates in response to a prior COVID-19 infection. They do not detect a current active infection. If test results show that a patient sample has antibodies, it indicates that the subject is likely to have been infected with COVID-19 at some time in the past. It may also mean that you have some immunity. The WHO (World Health Organization) cautions that there is a lack of evidence on whether having antibodies means that a subject is protected against re-infection with COVID-19. The level of immunity and how long immunity lasts are not yet known. Ongoing studies will eventually reveal more data on this