This test is to find out if you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past, and to be effective, must be taken a minimum of 14 days after you develop symptoms.
We have an alternative test available for if you are currently suffering symptoms.
The results of this test will tell you whether or not you have the antibodies in your blood which your body may produce to fight COVID-19. If they are present then you have been infected with the virus in the past.
There is still a lot to learn about this virus, and it should be noted that if antibodies are not present in your blood it does not necessarily mean you have not had COVID-19.
Although it is likely that having the antibodies provides at least temporary immunity to the coronavirus, it is not yet known how long that immunity may last. So, whatever the result, it is important that you continue to follow the government’s advice on social distancing and other measures designed to stop the spread of the virus.
You will receive the following:
- Blood collection tube
- Test request form
- Introduction letter and instructions
- Biohazard plastic bag
- Prepaid tracked return envelope
The kit includes detailed instructions on how to use it, which you should read thoroughly before taking your blood sample.
The kit is extremely easy to use and requires just a few drops of blood which you collect yourself using our finger prick kit. Watch this video to see how simple it is.
Use the supplied packaging and paid return postage to send your sample back to us and our analyser detects whether IgG antibodies are present. Research so far indicates this test to be 100% accurate in detecting IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection if taken 14 days or more after a covid-19 illness.
Your results will be ready within 1-2 days after arriving at our laboratory.
You can view your results via a secure link which is emailed to you as soon as they are available. The results will give you a clear yes or no answer as to whether the COVID-19 antibodies were detected.
Research from the US government’s Food and Drug Administration shows this test to be 100% accurate in its ability to detect the COVID-19 antibodies if taken 14 days or more after an illness.
Because of its simplicity and accuracy this test is being used around the world, including by the NHS, and its high performance was recently featured in Forbes.
The test is CE Marked for Europe and has FDA EUA approval.
We are one of the first laboratories in Europe to achieve the validation required to be able to offer this antibody test, and our reagents and analyser are manufactured and validated by one of the largest medical diagnostics providers in the world.
Our home collection kits all contain CE marked products and meet international UN and local Royal Mail requirements in the safe transportation of biological samples.
Free Delivery - We will send your test via Royal Mail first class tracked delivery. With current demand this can take 3-4 days to arrive.
Same Day Courier (additional £60) - If you live within the M25 we have an option of sending a courier with a test pack the same day, he/she will wait for you to perform the test and bike it back to our laboratory. This ensures your sample gets back to us as soon as possible. Please call or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
Phlebotomist visit (additional £80) – If you live within the M25, you can arrange for a certified phlebotomist to visit you and take your blood sample professionally. The phlebotomist will contact you and will visit to take your blood within 3 days, and is available evenings and weekends. Please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.