COVID-19 Antibody Test
Public Health England Approved COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Find out if you have antibodies to COVID-19 by taking our Public Health England Approved COVID-19 Antibody Test today. This test is available at our clinic locations across the UK or on our handy home visit service where we bring a nurse to your home. Our COVID-19 Antibody Tests are carried out at UKAS Accredited laboratory offering close to 100% accuracy.
CLINIC LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE.
- Postal test£70
We'll send a sample collection kit to your door
- Clinic test£99
Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample
- Home visit£149
A nurse will visit your home address. Additional fee may apply in remote areas.
- Accurate from 14 days
This is the amount of time you must wait from exposure to testing
- Turnaround time 1 day
The turnaround time in working days, once your sample is received by the lab.
- Home Test & Home Visit available
We'll send a sample collection kit to your door
We’re one of the only providers offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing with a clinic blood draw thanks to our large network of clinics. Get tested today to find out if you have antibodies to COVID-19.
Who is this test for?
This test is for anyone who wants to find out if they have ever been infected with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It is not for anyone who currently has symptoms as it is only accurate around 14 days after the onset of symptoms, at which point your body will have created enough antibodies to be detected on the test.
How does this test work?
This test uses a blood sample to identify the presence of the antibodies that your body creates to fight COVID-19. It is known as an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) test, which means the test is specific to the antibodies created by the COVID-19 strain of the virus. It can therefore specifically identify if you have been infected with the deadly COVID-19 as opposed to other kinds of coronavirus.
Your blood sample will be collected at one of our many clinics located nationwide or by a home visit nurse, depending on the service that you choose. This will then be sent to our UKAS Accredited laboratory for processing and your results will be communicated to us through our website.
Is this test accurate and safe?
Our COVID-19 Antibody Test is Public Health England Approved for medical professional use, which means it’s safe to carry out in a clinic setting. Tests receive this approval after rigorous research and testing, meaning it meets all relevant thresholds in terms of accuracy and safety.
The test uses the Abbott Assay which according to the manufacturer has a specificity of 99.6% and sensitivity of 100% after 14 days of onset of symptoms. In Public Health England studies, it was found to have 100% specificity and 93.4% sensitivity, 14 days after symptom onset.
All of our tests are carried out in accordance with manufacturer guidelines using a venous sample taken by a trained doctor, phlebotomist or nurse, either in a clinic setting or at a patients home address.
Our tests are NOT INSTANT TESTS, they require a blood sample to be tested in a UKAS Accredited laboratory and are completely safe and accurate. We also conduct our own due diligence for all of our testing products.
You can read more on the subject of accuracy in this blog on the subject.
If I have antibodies am I immune?
Someone with a normal immune system that can fight the virus and get better should have immunity for quite some time. How long and whether it is lifelong is currently difficult to say. This will become more clear as global research surrounding the virus develops.
When should I take this test?
This test offers its most accurate results against COVID-19 14 days after symptoms have passed.
How is my sample collected?
Your sample will be collected by a trained doctor, nurse or phlebotomist. This will either be at one of our many clinics located nationwide or using our home visit service where we visit your home or workplace.
Your appointment can be booked using our online booking service when paying for your test (subject to availability). The appointment should last no longer than 15 minutes and upon completion your sample will be sent to our laboratory for processing.
Home test procedure
By choosing a home test we’ll post a sample kit to your door for you to collect the sample in your own home. You’ll receive a free prepaid envelope to return your sample and we’ll email clear instructions on how to carry out the test.
1. Book your test
To book this test, simply press the ‘Book Now’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page to pay for your test.
2. We’ll post the kit
As soon as we receive your order the kit will be dispatched with all of the necessary items to take your sample, including vial, safety lancets, a prepaid envelope and pathology form.
3. Your blood sample
Your blood sample will be collected using a finger prick sample collection kit. Full instructions will be provided by email and it’s important you follow these closely.
4. Take care of the paperwork
It’s important that you complete your name, date of birth and sample collection time on the pathology form. You’ll also need to enter your name on the test tubes provided. Without this information the laboratory will not be able to complete your test and the equipment will be wasted.
5. We’ll take care of your results
We provide you with a return postage envelope that can be sent directly to our laboratory. Simply place your sample in the envelope and send it to the laboratory. We’ll let you know as soon as we have your results.