You will have to book an appointment and have your blood sample taken at our Clinic.
The results are usually available within 24 hours.
For the safety of our staff and other patients, you must NOT attend our clinic if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms.
For the safety of our staff and other patients, we do NOT provide this service.
We have temporarily suspended our self-collection kits service.
IgG Antibody test carried out at our Clinic - £140
(includes the consultation fee)
COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG Antibody Test
Our partner lab, TDL, will be running the Abbott IgG Antibody test, this is a CE marked, automated, interfaced, laboratory test, not a Rapid linear flow (cartridge) test.
Molecular testing (PCR Swab) will identify people with the virus. Antibody testing can tell whether a person has been previously infected. Most patients who recover from coronavirus have been found to produce antibodies, but it is not yet known if an individual with a positive result showing presence of IgG levels following being infected with SARS-CoV-2 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long protective immunity may last.
Testing should be undertaken 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms. The incubation period of COVID-19 ranges from between 1 to 14 days, with the majority of cases manifesting with symptoms at 3 – 5 days. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, dry cough and difficulty breathing. These symptoms have the potential to develop into a very severe acute respiratory illness. Evidence shows that fatality rates increase with age, gender, body weight, ethnicity and comorbidities.
The host immune system reacts to the infection by SARS-CoV-2 by producing antibodies from a few days to 2 weeks and beyond. Specific IgG antibodies are produced in the later stages of infection to SARS-CoV-2, and are detectable after RNA is no longer detectable.
The persistence of IgG antibodies allows identification of people who have been infected by SARS-CoV-2. Test development relating to SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly evolving. Laboratory review of new assays as they become available is essential.
Interpretation of Results
COV-2 IgG < 1.4 Not Detected (Negative)
COV-2 IgG >=1.4 Detected (Positive)
Results should be used in conjunction with information available from clinical evaluation and other diagnostic procedures. It has been recognised that there can be delayed responses in immunocompromised patients.