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New test kits to help commercial drivers put the brakes on Covid-19
Medical company Doctor Driver Assessment helps driver-focused businesses curtail the spread of Covid-19
By: Doctor Driver Assessment Ltd
"Essential workers are still essential after the lockdown eases," says Dr Patience Annan, CEO at Doctor Driver Assessment. "And with more people returning to work and traveling domestically, drivers of all types will continue to keep Britain moving, putting them at risk through greater exposure to other people."
Continues Dr Annan: "By providing Covid-19 tests in bulk for companies to offer their teams, it allows drivers to know if they have either had the virus and recovered, or currently have it and need to self-isolate. We understand how important it is for companies to ensure their driver employees are confident in their return to work. In addition to the hygiene and work environment practices companies have implemented, these home kits offer another tool in the fight to put the brakes on this infection."
The Covid-19 Total Antibody Test Kit checks for previous infection and is best conducted 14 days post infection or once symptoms have resolved. It notifies drivers if they have previously been exposed to the infection by gauging if they have developed an immune response. The kit includes all items needed for testing, with the recipient needing to make an appointment with a phlebotomist, before mailing the test to a lab for analysis, with results received just 24 to 72 hours later.
The Covid-19 PCR (swab) Test Kit is also available, with samples self-collected via nasal and throat swabs. Results are emailed within 2 to 5 working days.
Doctor Driver Assessment PCR tests can be conducted in the privacy of the employee's own space - whether that be at home or the workplace, whilst the Antibody test can be conducted at a phlebotomy service or companies may book bulk testing for their staff with Doctor Driver Assessment's phlebotomists*
Both tests are conducted in partnership with UKAS accredited laboratories, each of which is CQC registered and committed to not taking capacity from NHS testing. As with any medical testing, confidentiality is paramount to the Doctor Driver Assessment process. Results are emailed directly to the individual tested, with Doctor Driver Assessment available to assist should the individual have any queries about the results.
For more information or to purchase Covid-19 test kits, visit www.doctordriverassessment.com