Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antibody Test (blood draw)
Want to know, if you have had Coronavirus COVID-19 in the past?
Simple blood test will give you a result within 3 days.
Coronavirus antibody tests look for the presence antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness. Antibodies are produced by the body's immune system during COVID-19 and start to become detectable around 7 days after symptoms start and increase over time. Antibodies can be reliably detected in the majority of people from 14 days after the onset of symptoms. Antibody tests help to establish whether someone has had COVID-19 and is now producing antibodies to the virus.
Most private laboratories are using the Abbott test which has been both CE marked and approved by Public Health England. The test manufacturer states that in its validation study the test detected antibodies in 100% of confirmed coronavirus cases when the sample was taken at least 14 days after symptoms first developed.
The test produced a negative result in 99.6% of samples from people who did not have the SARS-CoV-2 infection in the same study. It is important to note that the manufacturer’s validation study was conducted on venous blood samples taken from a vein in the arm.
A positive result means that the laboratory found IgG antibodies to coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in your blood. This means that it is highly likely that you have been infected with coronavirus in the past.
Some laboratories also report borderline results.
Borderline results mean that IgG antibodies were not high enough to give a positive result. This may be because you tested too soon after developing symptoms. If you get a borderline result, we suggest repeating the test 7-14 days after your first test to check if your antibody levels have increased.
What is included:
Please allow up to 20min for your appointment
Online result within 3 days
✔ For home, work place or staff testing, please contact us for more details.