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COVID-19 Antibody Test vs PCR Test: What’s The Difference?

Same virus tested, but a very different test

Your Sexual Health now offers two kinds of COVID-19 test – a PCR swab test and an ELISA antibody test. In this article we take a look at how both of these tests work so that you can tell the difference.

Both tests are carried out in a UKAS Accredited Lab

There is a lot in the news at the moment about inaccurate COVID-19 tests. The majority of this news focuses on tests that are carried out using point of care instant cassette devices. You will be pleased to know that all tests carried out by Your Sexual Health are performed in a UKAS Accredited Laboratory using testing methods that are approved by Public Health England.

Our laboratories adhere to strict standards throughout the testing process and have carried out extensive due diligence prior to carrying out the tests. This information is passed on to the Your Sexual Health procurement team, who carry out their own checks and due diligence before bringing the service to you. You can be confident when carrying out any test with Your Sexual Health.