If you would like to find out if you have previously had Covid-19, then we offer two different types of anti body tests to show whether you have specific IgG and the IgM antibodies. We also offer a Covid Spike Protein test to show the presence of the Spike protein which is created after vaccination. If you are looking for a Covid-test for travel purposes, please click here
The majority of patients who recover from Coronavirus have been found to produce antibodies; initially an IgM antibody and then an IgG antibody during the recovery phase. The detection IgG antibody shows whether a person has previously been infected by SARS-Cov-2.
There is an addition nurse fee of £50 for any bookings. If you require both antibody tests, the total cost will be £160 (2 x £55 + £50)
The blood test should be booked for 17 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms. The immune system reacts to the SARS Cov-2 by producing antibodies from a few days to 2 weeks and beyond. Specific IgG antibodies are produced at the later stages of the infection to SARS Cov-2. The persistence of IgG antibodies allows the identification of people who have been infected by SARS -Cov-2.
Medical tests are usually measured for accuracy by looking at two criteria – Specificity and Sensitivity. The higher the percentage, the more accurate the result.
The test is 100% Specific.
A test that has 100% specificity will identify 100% of patients who do not have the disease.
The test is 97.5 % Sensitive.
A test that is 100% sensitive will identify all patients who have the disease.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Please note that this test is an antibody blood test to check if you have previously had Covid-19. It is not a swab test to determine if you currently have the virus. The Covid-19 Antibody test is not available to anyone under the age of 16.
To book, please call 01483 454016 or follow the link below to book online.