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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Lateral Flow Device Testing Guidance

Lateral Flow Device Testing

The provision of Testing kits, over the next few weeks, is being made available to all staff currently in a patient-facing role within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals and in COVID-19 Assessment Centres as per current Scottish Government criteria. This will include, in the first instance all clinical students on placement, porters, cleaners, maintenance staff, volunteers, chaplains, healthcare scientists, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), doctors, nurses, bank/agency staff. 

Please check and confirm with your line manager that you wish to receive the testing kit if you meet the criteria. 

Progress with the roll-out locations and other updates will be communicated via the Core Brief.

To further support the introduction of Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing, the following is available to ensure that staff know how to:

  • register their testing kit,  
  • conduct their test
  • report their test result and, 
  • access a confirmatory PCR test if their LFD test is positive (as per current local Board processes)

Online registration and reporting

Step 1

Please acknowledge receipt of your Lateral Flow Test kit by completing this online form.

The form is available from home device and on your mobile phone.

Please note that a Lot Number is required for question 16.   The Lot Number is found on the outer box of kits.  It’s a single digit character followed by 7 numbers e.g. A1234567.

Step 2 

Once your test is complete please enter the results into the following link, selecting Rapid Testing:

Again, this site can be accessed from home and from your mobile phone.

In addition to the Lot Number a Serial Number will be required.  The serial number can be found on the testing tray.

All current Scottish Government guidance can be found here.

Should you have any issues with your testing kit, please contact the link below:

[email protected]

Key resources to support self-testing using an LFD

  1. Guidance document : a guide for healthcare staff self-testing for coronavirus using a Lateral Flow Device

    This guidance document outlines the contents of the Lateral Flow Device kit, how to swab yourself and perform the test safely and accurately. The guide also explains how to read and report your results, and actions to take should you receive a positive test result.

  2. Poster: a summarised guide for healthcare staff self-testing for coronavirus using a Lateral Flow Device

    This poster (pdf) can be printed off for use in clinical areas or as an additional support material for the guidance document.

  3. Video

    In this instructional video the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland talks staff through the process of performing a Lateral Flow Device test for Covid-19

  4. Frequently Asked Questions - updated 15/12/20

    These FAQs will be updated regularly. An overview of the questions is also provided with addition of any local NHSGGC FAQs not covered in national list.

    Your question may already be answered!  If your question has not been answered by the resources above, you can contact the enquiry mailbox [email protected] and a response to your query will be added to the   FAQs

  5. Standard Operating Procedure

    The SOP developed for use in NHS Scotland.

Last Updated: 14 January 2021