New COVID-19 testing laboratory opens in Bracknell

A brand new Lighthouse Laboratory, run by the NHS, has opened to test COVID-19 swabs as part of the national testing effort to help tackle the spread of coronavirus. It forms part of the Government’s high throughput national laboratory network to process swab samples from members of the public, who have taken tests via testing sites, home test kits or mobile units. 

Joining the biggest diagnostic network in British history, the new laboratory at Brants Bridge, Bracknell, utilises state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to provide accurate testing at scale under Pillar 2 of the national testing programme. 

The Bracknell laboratory is run solely by the NHS. It is being managed by Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS), a NHS joint venture between Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, Frimley Health, Royal Berkshire, and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts. The laboratory was commissioned by NHS Test and Trace. 

Please note: you cannot be tested for COVID-19 at the Lighthouse Laboratory, nor can you receive information about test results directly. If you need a test, or to find out about your test results, visit

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