Please note: We are currently only aiming to provide our testing solutions to governmental, healthcare or clinical groups, we will not be selling our testing solutions direct to consumer unless Public Health England were to formally approve direct sales.
Screening by SnapShot19
With COVID-19 every second counts. That’s why we’re working with a consortium of some of the best laboratory and life sciences experts to develop a simple, at-home test for the presence of COVID -19.
We’re working hard on our range of tests right now, so keep a close eye out here for further details.
Please note: To start we are only providing out testing solutions to governmental, healthcare or clinical groups.
We’re prioritising our technology for governments, accredited public bodies and healthcare/clinical groups.
If you work in the above sectors please contact us below to register interest.Register Interest
There are many different types of COVID-19 tests already on the market, so it’s important to know which test is best for what scenario. We’ve done the heavy research so we can help clear up any questions or concerns you may have about the various COVID-19 tests and which is right for what situation.
Real-time PCR Testing
This is the current standard test to ascertain if a person is currently infected with the active virus.
A swab (usually from the back of the throat or upper nasal passage) is analysed at a laboratory for the RNA signature of the virus.
Point of Care IgG only Antibody Screening
This is the test that the UK government has declared would be ‘transformative’ - detecting if a user has at any time been previously infected with the virus.
Using a lateral flow device, a user places a spot of blood on a card which provides a result in 15 minutes.
Confirmation Antibody Testing via Blood Serology
This is either an alternative or a supporting test where blood is directly analysed on a central laboratory machine for accurate IgM and IgG antibodies.
CE marked home blood collection kit is sent to central laboratory and analysed on CE marked immunoassay.
Receive your home collection kit
All our tests can be performed at home, without the need for a medical professional.
Provide your sample
Follow the clear instruction guide in your SnapShot19 kit.
Receive results in easy-to-use digital portal
Understand your results through our online portal with clear, no-jargon guidance on your status.
Share your results with public health authorities
Easily share your results with the relevant public health bodies to play your part in the fight against COVID-19.
Public health officials have described the challenges of offering a consistent post-test follow-up.
In response, we are opening our post-test platform to other COVID-19 testing labs for follow-on care, including:
Patient test result (positive/ negative)
Recommended personal guideline or instructions
Follow up demographic questionnaire
We will share this data with the relevant public health bodies to support the research and development of combatting and reducing the effect of COVID-19 worldwide.
Consortium partners announced soon
While we understand there is great interest and demand from individual users to purchase a test for themselves at this worrying time, we are prioritising provisions for healthcare partners so as not to place unnecessary strain on valuable supplies for those who need it most in the clinical sector. As such, we do not currently believe it is right for any private company to provide tests direct to consumers until supply chains are well established for healthcare needs.
If you are interested in getting a test for your own personal use, we are taking early registrations of interest below - please leave your details below and we will be in touch.Register Interest
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
What are COVID-19 symptoms?
A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you should stay at home.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You can also use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
If I have COVID-19 symptoms, how long should I stay at home?
If you have symptoms of coronavirus - you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
If you live with someone who has symptoms - you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system - try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
How do I avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)?
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
It is particularly important for people who:
Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
Only travel on public transport if you need to
Work from home, if you can
Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
Avoid events with large groups of people
Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
What are the different types of tests and what do they tell you?
There are 3 main kinds of tests used to assess COVID-19 status.
Active viral tests
These analyse a swab taken from the throat to assess if you have the active virus present in your body, so will confirm if you have an infection.
These analyse a blood sample to see if you have created an immune response to the virus. These can indicate if you have previously had an infection and recovered. This can be done with a rapid test kit, that is similar to a pregnancy test, or with a whole blood sample sent to a lab.
These analyse a swab taken from the throat to assess if you have the active virus present in the body, and will detail the exact genetic sequence of the virus. This allows the spread of the disease to be precisely mapped, and strain specific treatments to be developed.
What will happen with my data?
Data will be stored securely and anonymously, and only shared with the relevant public health bodies to aid Public Health England’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your data will never be used for any other purpose and will not be sold or provided to any third parties.