COVID-19 Lateral Flow Test Kits For Sale

We sell five different test kits on our online shop so that you have a good choice of approved brands at different price points.  We are also open to trade/reseller enquiries and bulk rate pricing options for larger users who want to buy them from a UK supplier at a low price.

Coronavirus rapid lateral flow test kits give you a diagnosis in around 15 minutes and are easy to use, without training being needed.  These kits are convenient and provide testing capacity in areas where laboratory testing would be slower.

Nose-only lateral flow tests are proving increasingly popular compared with traditional nose and throat test kits, especially for testing children.  And as explained in our blog, independent research indicates that nasal Covid tests are just as accurate as the less convenient nasopharyngeal tests that were offered by Roche earlier in the pandemic.

All kits available to order from Encompass use the nose-only swab method, where the sterile swab does not have to be inserted into the back of the throat, even for adults.  Each kit comes with a test device, extraction buffer tube, sterile swab and nozzle cap, and instructions for use.

Are you looking for Day 2 COVID Tests?  Read our article on arrival tests here, including where to purchase them and how they work.

Covid Test Kits For Sale
Types Of Coronavirus COVID-19 Tests Explained

Browse Our Coronavirus Lateral Flow Test Kits:

  • Government-approved options (Acon Flowflex test kits)
  • Highly accurate tests, offering rapid results as to if you are infected with Covid-19 or not within 15 minutes
  • 5 different options for sale, including affordable low-cost test kits.
  • Video guide showing you how to use the products.
  • These are nose-only covid lateral flow test kits, which are quicker, easier, and more convenient to use than nose and throat test kits.

Hughes Individual COVID Test Kit

Lateral Flow Test Kits For Sale

An individually-packaged single COVID test kit for convenient use daily.  Great for use at work or as an at-home rapid covid test kit.

Hughes Lateral Flow Test Kits x 25

Lateral Flow Test Kits

Lateral flow tests with CE marked quality and Government approval.  Great for distributing to employees. household members, or students.

Flowflex Individual COVID Test Kit

acon flowflex test kits

An individually-packaged single COVID test kit for convenient use daily.  Great for use at work or as an at-home rapid covid test kit.

Flowflex Lateral Flow Test Kits

Acon Flowflex Lateral Flow Test Kits

A fantastic option when you are wondering where to buy cheap covid test kits, these kits offer fast results and a good price point.

Flowflex Lateral Flow Test Kits x 5

acon flowflex test kits

A fantastic option when you are wondering where to buy cheap covid test kits, these kits offer fast results and a good price point.

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Alternative Names for COVID-19 Tests

 

As COVID (also known as SARS-CoV-2) and the science behind it has evolved, the vocabulary associated with the virus has also increased rapidly.  You may hear of COVID tests being referred to as any of the following:

  • Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs)
  • Rapid Antigen Test (RATs)
  • Nose-only tests
  • Coronavirus tests
  • Lateral Flow Device (LFD)
  • Nose and throat tests

Some FAQ’s About Covid Test Kits Answered:

When do free UK Government LFT Test Kits end in England?

As discussed in our blog, free Covid lateral flow tests won’t be available from 1st April 2022, except for people aged over 75, and anyone aged over 12 with weakened immune systems. As outlined on this BBC article, you will still be able to purchase test kits online or in a retail store.

What is a lateral flow test (LFT) for COVID-19?

Lateral Flow Tests or LFT’s are COVID tests that are carried out via a simple process. A cotton swab is inserted into the nasal passage to collect a sample. This is then mixed in a buffer solution. The solution is then applied to a test cassette and the results are ready in 15-20 minutes. The results are displayed similarly to the commonly used pregnancy tests, which are also a type of lateral flow test. Note: The instructions vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer so please ensure you read your instructions carefully. 

How effective and reliable are lateral flow swab tests?

Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Oxford have confirmed after extensive clinical evaluation and laboratory testing that lateral flow tests are effective in identifying most individuals who may be infectious. The tests carried out by PHE’s Porton Down Lab and the University of Oxford confirmed that lateral flow tests are accurate and sensitive enough to be used in community testing. Read the full Oxford article

How do I administer a coronavirus lateral flow swab test?

Please watch the video below from one of our COVID test suppliers, Roche, as to how the lateral flow test is administered. Pay close attention to the PPE such as gloves, masks and face protection if administering tests to others to protect yourself. Note: Methods and instructions vary between suppliers. please read the instructions for your specific test before administering. 

Is There A Video Showing How To Use A Covid Test Kit?

Yes there is – please see this below:

Where in the UK and Europe can Encompass supply Rapid COVID Test Kits?

Encompass can supply Rapid Lateral Flow Swab Tests for COVID-19 to any UK region. This includes Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. We can also ship the test kits to mainland Europe and the Republic of Ireland (ROI), please contact sales@encompass-hub.com for details on carriage rates to these countries.

Where to buy a lateral flow test

With the need for almost daily self testing for Covid-19, a lateral flow test is an inexpensive and easy-to-use product, especially the nasal swab versions. Proven suppliers with fast delivery include Encompass Supplies to purchase antigen test kits or HM Government for free issue test kits. Please see some useful links for these below:

Encompass Company

HM Government  

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John Kennedy
John Kennedy
09:27 22 Feb 22
I can’t recommend this company enough. I had a small issue and the boss rang me, that in itself made my problem go away... as the gesture was enough. Suffice go to say everything was handled properly and with common sense (quite a rare commodity) and generosity.read more
Gregor McElvogue
Gregor McElvogue
14:17 28 Oct 21
Another supplier let me down by not delivering an urgent quantity of LF tests within the promised 2 business... days.Kirsty was able to save my bacon with an OVERNIGHT delivery to tide us over while we tracked down the original order.I think you can guess where my next major purchase is going to go. Highly recommended and endorsed.Plus the sweeties were much appreciated 🙂read more
Gary Sanderson
Gary Sanderson
10:54 09 Sep 21
Kirsty and her team are first class. Very helpful, great prices and I will defiantly use their services again 👍
Tim Middleton
Tim Middleton
13:48 15 Jun 21
Covid-19 Rapid Lateral flow tests-Reasonable price, excellent product, speedy delivery, I will be buying again.
Ben Hardwick
Ben Hardwick
15:11 24 Feb 21
seem to sell a good range of covid rapid test kits to buy online & a handy website!
J E
J E
08:30 23 Feb 21
A reliable supplier of Covid-19 products. Glad to see the rapid covid test kits added. Can highly recommend from... previous experiences. Ask for Paul!!read more
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