Covid-19 Antibody Test - Reliable 96% accuracy

Covid-19 Antibody Test - Reliable 96% accuracy

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ANTIBODY TEST

Covid-19 Antibody Test - Reliable 96% accuracy

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ANTIBODY TEST

What is an antibody test?

An antibody test checks a sample of a person’s blood to look for antibodies (IgM & IgG) to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These antibodies are produced when someone has been infected, so a positive result from this test indicates that the person was previously infected with the virus. The link between antibodies and immunity has not yet been confirmed for the SARS-Cov-2 virus and research is still ongoing across the globe.

Why would I want an antibody test?

This is useful to show whether you have previously come into contact with the virus or not.

During the UK lockdown, many people did not have access to testing and medical care and are wondering if the symptoms that they had were in fact due to COVID-19. The antibody test is best done 14-21 days after your first symptom(s). The antibody test is both sensitive and specific to the IgM & IgG antibody of COVID-19 and can give you confirmation of contact via the test.

I've read a lot online about the rapid tests being unreliable?

We have sourced the best testing equipment from South Korea, one of the few countries leading the world in accurate testing and infection control, and will continue to upgrade when improved tests become available.  Our test is reliable in detecting a past infection with 96% accuracy.

What is your antibody testing policy?

This is a test you take if you are feeling well and want to confirm whether or not you have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the past.

Please be advised to closely follow all government regulation regardless of result.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

By providing you with the option to obtain this test, we are not impacting in any way on the ability of NHS workers or anyone else to get tested for Covid-19. We also guarantee that the prices we charge are reasonable considering the costs incurred in delivering this test to you entirely without any government funding.

What does the test involve?

Our Covid-19 Antibody Test consists of a simple blood sample taken from a small finger prick that is carried out by one of our trained  technicians in the test unit. The blood sample is then analysed by our point of care fluorescent immunoassay system to reduce any human error readings. Results will be sent to you confidentially within 12 hours.

How accurate is this antibody test?

The sensitivity is 95.8% and the specificity is 96.7%.

How is the Mobile Testing Unit environment kept clean?

All surfaces are wiped down using 80% Ethanol and medical grade disinfectant wipes to ensure sterilility after each test.  We also have a free standing air filtration system, the Illuvia air decontamination system, capable of inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. More information HERE.

How will I receive my results?

You will receive your results via the email address that you registered for the booking of the test within a 12 hour window in the format below.

What is an antibody test?

An antibody test checks a sample of a person’s blood to look for antibodies (IgM & IgG) to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These antibodies are produced when someone has been infected, so a positive result from this test indicates that the person was previously infected with the virus. The link between antibodies and immunity has not yet been confirmed for the SARS-Cov-2 virus and research is still ongoing across the globe.

Why would I want an antibody test?

This is useful to show whether you have previously come into contact with the virus or not.

During the UK lockdown, many people did not have access to testing and medical care and are wondering if the symptoms that they had were in fact due to COVID-19. The antibody test is best done 14-21 days after your first symptom(s). The antibody test is both sensitive and specific to the IgM & IgG antibody of COVID-19 and can give you confirmation of contact via the test.

I've read a lot online about the rapid tests being unreliable?

We have sourced the best testing equipment from South Korea, one of the few countries leading the world in accurate testing and infection control, and will continue to upgrade when improved tests become available. Our test is reliable in detecting a past infection with 96% accuracy.

What is your antibody testing policy?

This is a test you take if you are feeling well and want to confirm whether or not you have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the past.

Please be advised to closely follow all government regulation regardless of result.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

By providing you with the option to obtain this test, we are not impacting in any way on the ability of NHS workers or anyone else to get tested for Covid-19. We also guarantee that the prices we charge are reasonable considering the costs incurred in delivering this test to you entirely without any government funding.

What does the test involve?

Our Covid-19 Antibody Test consists of a simple blood sample taken from a small finger prick that is carried out by one of our trained  technicians in the test unit. The blood sample is then analysed by our point of care fluorescent immunoassay system to reduce any human error readings. Results will be sent to you confidentially within 12 hours.

How accurate is this antibody test?

The sensitivity is 95.8% and the specificity is 96.7%. Reliable 96% accuracy.

How will I receive my results?

You will receive your results via the email address that you registered for the booking of the test within a 12 hour window in the format below.


Reliable 96% accuracy

Guidance on interpreting COVID-19 antibody screening results

A positive antibody test demonstrates that someone has developed antibodies to the virus. The presence of antibodies signals that the body has staged an immune response to the virus. This test looks for two types of antibodies - IgG and IgM.  IgM antibodies are produced in the short term after infection, whereas IgG are produced in a more delayed timescale.

Studies to date show that this test will pick up antibodies 96% of the time when they are present.  When there are no antibodies, this will be negative 97% of the time.  There is a 3% chance that someone does not have antibodies and the result falsely shows that they do. No test is completely 100% accurate.  If the subject does have antibodies, but has never had any symptoms, it may be worth requesting a separate test via their GP to confirm these findings. COVID 19 is a new disease and our understanding of the body’s immune response to it is limited.  We do not know, for example, how long an antibody response lasts nor whether having antibodies means you cannot transmit the virus to others.

Our understanding of the virus will grow as new scientific evidence and studies emerge. Although repeat infections with COVID 19 and extremely rare, there is no evidence yet to suggest that those who have been proven to have had the virus are immune. This is the position of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Interpreting Results:

IgG is Positive

The subject's immune system has produced longer acting antibodies to the target viral antigen for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the result is positive for the IgG antibody.  The subject likely had the infection several weeks ago, even if no symptoms were present. Depending on the time that has passed since exposure, it is unlikely that the subject is spreading the virus.

IgG is Negative

This test result indicates that no long-term IgG antibodies were detected in the whole blood sample for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Guidance on interpreting COVID-19 antibody screening results

A positive antibody test demonstrates that someone has developed antibodies to the virus. The presence of antibodies signals that the body has staged an immune response to the virus. This test looks for two types of antibodies - IgG and IgM.  IgM antibodies are produced in the short term after infection, whereas IgG are produced in a more delayed timescale.

Studies to date show that this test will pick up antibodies 96% of the time when they are present.  When there are no antibodies, this will be negative 97% of the time.  There is a 3% chance that someone does not have antibodies and the result falsely shows that they do. No test is completely 100% accurate.  If the subject does have antibodies, but has never had any symptoms, it may be worth requesting a separate test via their GP to confirm these findings. COVID 19 is a new disease and our understanding of the body’s immune response to it is limited.  We do not know, for example, how long an antibody response lasts nor whether having antibodies means you cannot transmit the virus to others.

Our understanding of the virus will grow as new scientific evidence and studies emerge. Although repeat infections with COVID 19 and extremely rare, there is no evidence yet to suggest that those who have been proven to have had the virus are immune. This is the position of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Interpreting Results:

IgG is Positive

The subject's immune system has produced longer acting antibodies to the target viral antigen for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the result is positive for the IgG antibody.  The subject likely had the infection several weeks ago, even if no symptoms were present. Depending on the time that has passed since exposure, it is unlikely that the subject is spreading the virus.

IgG is Negative

This test result indicates that no long-term IgG antibodies were detected in the whole blood sample for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

 

Want to know more?

Then visit our contact page HERE or see more ABOUT US.

You can also make a BOOKING HERE

Reliable 96% accuracy