Private Harley Street Clinic

COVID-19 ABBOTT ANTIBODY TEST: IN CLINIC OR AT HOME BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL (PREVIOUS INFECTION STATUS)

Price: £250

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG Antibody Test produced by Abbott and approved by Public Health England

Please note that the antibody tests were developed for use and have been validated on venous blood samples (blood taken from a vein by a medical professional. The test has not been validated for samples of blood taken from a fingerprick. This may affect the accuracy of the test. This is why we only offer the test when a medical professional takes your sample from the vein, as recommended by the manufacturer.  This can be done at home or in the clinic.

Need both Antibody and Antigen tests? Click here

Antibody tests look for evidence of the immune response to covid-19. The aim to answer the question: have I been exposed to COVID-19 and produced an immune response? You can read in more detail about the types of test here. If you want to see if you are carrying covid-19 now, you need to use an antigen test (PCR test)

We do not yet know if the antibodies are protective to make you immune and we do not yet know how long this immunity will last. 

Public Health England released guidelines on 11th May, 2020 detailing the flowchart describing return to work following a SARS Cov-2 test result.

Guidelines

Therefore, anyone wishing to follow the above PHE advice should also have an antigen test which can be booked here.

If a person is exposed to covid-19, their immune system will react in order to start clearing the virus. This involves producing antibodies to help clear the virus and evidence suggests most patients who recover from covid-19 produce them. There are different types of antibodies: IgG is the most common and it is the IgG to covid-19 that is detected by this test. 

We strive to offer the most accurate test, which is why we are proud to use the test produced by Abbott. It is CE marked and approved by Public Health England. The test is extremely accurate with a sensitivity of >97.5% and specificity of 100%. You can read more about these terms here.

Producing antibodies takes time: testing should be undertaken 14 days or more following symptom onset. 

You can read more about what your antibody result means here

COV-2 IgG < 1.4 Not Detected (Negative)
COV-2 IgG > = 1.4 Detected (Positive)

Specificity 100%
Sensitivity 97.5%

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.

  • Home visit from clinic nurse: a clinical testing service from the safety of your own home (only available for patients living in central London) - please be available in the three-hour window you select below, the test itself should only take 30 minutes 
  • In-clinic testing service in Central London (10a Upper Wimpole St, Marylebone, London W1G 6LD, UK). Your location will be determined at the time of your booking. If you require a same day appointment, you cannot book this online. Please call 020 7971 1336 and we will see if we can fit you in.

During the home visits all of our nurses:

  • Wear N95 industry-standard masks
  • Use a sterile technique to take the blood sample while wearing gloves 
  • Dispose of all needles and other consumables themselves
 
Please select which you’d like to book below and if you have any questions about the home testing please get in touch with us before the visit as our nurses need to be as time-efficient as possible in order to be able to see all our patients. 

Home visit from clinic nurse (central London only) £250

In-clinic testing service £250 

Important: if you are selecting the 'home visit from clinic nurse' option please ensure you live in CENTRAL LONDON and enter your address accurately under 'delivery' when checking out to avoid cancellation fees.

This is part of a clinical service

Our clinical service includes a full explanation of your results which will accompany your email containing your results. Expect to obtain results within 48-72 hrs of postage.

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