COVID 19 Antibody test

Following a consultation, a doctor will take a small amount of blood and this will be couriered to our laboratory. The result will be back within 24 hours.

COVID-19

COVID 19 Antibody test

£150

Overview

We use the Abbott IgG test (PHE approved) with a specificity of 100% & sensitivity of 97.5%.

A medical professional will take a small amount of blood and this will be couriered to our laboratory. The result will be back within 24 hours.

Off site appointments are available (office/home/hotel) – please contact us to arrange. A surcharge may be applicable

If the sample has shown that you do have IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (the virus which causes Covid-19) in your blood. This means that you can be highly confident that you have been infected by this virus at some time greater than 14 days before you gave your sample.

Our Doctors wear PPE which include a face-mask and gloves. We always pay stringent attention to hand cleanliness. We maintain a distance of two metres except for the short period of time in which the blood test is taken. Sterile one use equipment is used.

For bookings of more than one person in the same place, at the same time, please apply the full price of £150 for the first one and £75 for each subsequent test.

MORE INFORMATION

What test do we use? 

We use the Abbott IgG test (PHE approved) with a specificity of 100% & sensitivity of 97.5%.

If the sample has shown that you do have IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (the virus which causes Covid-19) in your blood. This means that you can be highly confident that you have been infected by this virus at some time greater than 14 days before you gave your sample.

Price

For bookings of more than one person in the same place, at the same time, please apply the full price of £150 for the first one and £75 for each subsequent test.

Are you Immune? 

The scientists are not yet sure. In general IgG antibodies to a particular virus usually implies a degree of immunity to further infection however in the case of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it is not yet known to what extent immunity is conferred, and if so for how long. What we can say is that having IgG antibodies to other viruses within the coronavirus group is associated with at least short-term immunity to re-infection. However, you should continue to follow the governments’ guidelines regarding social distancing and protecting yourself and others against infection. At this moment there is insufficient scientific knowledge about immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus for you to be confident that you can behave any differently from someone who has not been infected.

Further resources

Please check here for the latest advice as Government advice is subject to change.

If you are feeling short of breath or have concerns that you are not coping with the illness you can contact 111 for further advice.

If you have any uncertainty about what you should do now visit the NHS website.

More information about Covid-19 can be found here.