TMB Group partner with Irish Lab to offer same-day turnaround PCR Testing and New Drive-Through Testing Site


Lower price point also announced

Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB) are proud to announce their partnership with Irish lab group, Plusvital, to offer expanded COVID-19 PCR testing services in Ireland. From the Wednesday 9th December 2020, TMB will be offering COVID-19 PCR tests at a reduced rate of €120 and will be able to offer same day results, in addition to a travel certificate which can be used for international travel.

TMB have also revealed that they are opening a drive-through testing site at Leopardstown, Racecourse, which will be operational from tomorrow, Wednesday 9th December. This drive-through testing service provides a fast, convenient, and safe way for those who are travelling and those who are returning from travel to be tested for COVID-19.

Andrew Lewis, CEO of Tropical Medical Bureau, Mike Shelly, CEO of PlusVital and Neale Richmond, TD for Dublin Rathdown, at TMB’s new drive-through testing site at Leopardstown Racecourse

With Christmas fast approaching, this service will also appeal to individuals who are simply looking for peace of mind before they visit relatives over the festive period. Appointments can be arranged easily via Already, over 150 people have booked appointments in advance of the opening.

Andrew Lewis, CEO of Tropical Medical Bureau says “As Ireland’s leading travel medicine clinic group, it is very important to us that we can offer the Irish public an attractive Covid-19 testing service. Partnering with Irish lab group, Plusvital allows us to offer customers convenience, rapid-turnaround, and reduced prices. 2020 has been a tough year for all businesses so, we are excited to announce this partnership which allows us as a company to further support Irish jobs and the Irish economy. We look forward to working together to launch this expanded PCR testing service within Ireland”.

Mike Shelly, CEO of Plusvital commented, “We are very happy to be partnering with an experienced company like Tropical Medical Bureau to offer this convenient COVID-19 testing service. We will be using PCR based testing, the only acceptable testing technology under the recent new government travel guidelines and will be focused on providing the best turnaround times possible. We look forward to working with TMB to provide same-day test results from their new drive-through testing site and partnering with them on other exciting future projects”.

Neale Richmond, TD for Dublin Rathdown, says, “It’s wonderful to have TMB setting up this new rapid COVID test centre in Leopardstown. This will be a huge boost to our area, and indeed the entire population, providing peace of mind to so many as we continue to fight this virus. It’s super to have it here and I wish TMB the best of luck with everything”.

TMB have also confirmed that they are also operating a mobile clinic which allows their medical team to travel to various organisations and businesses to provide PCR testing, vaccines, and health screenings for employees.

TMB play an integral role in Ireland’s travel industry and have long-established relationships with many of Ireland’s travel companies. The travel industry has been heavily affected by job losses during the pandemic, which is why TMB have committed to hiring professionals that have been personally impacted by these industry job losses.

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