In addition to our Diagnostic COVID PCR testing, we also provide a COVID-19 Antibody home testing service.
Note – due to delays in the postal network around the Christmas period, COVID Antibody Home Testing orders will be available again on January 3rd.
How does the service work?
See our home testing instruction video below.
This test checks for the presence of antibodies created by the immune system in response to infection with a virus such as COVID-19. Antibodies fight infections and can take up to several weeks to develop post-infection. Therefore, antibody tests are not recommended for diagnosing an active COVID-19 infection. Research is ongoing to see if antibodies provide immunity to future coronavirus infections in a person.
The blood test is sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis and results are reported back to participants on our secure portal.
How long will the test and results take?
We will send the test kit to you within 3 working days of your online order. You then take your sample and return it in the postage paid package provided. Once the sample is received by the laboratory, results are dispatched to you within 3 – 5 working days.
What does it mean if I have the COVID-19 Antibody
If you have the COVID-19 Antibody, you have previously been infected with the COVID-19 virus and have had an immune response. The antibody does not ensure that you are protected from becoming ill again if exposed to Covid-19, or for how long any protection may last, as research is ongoing in this area.
For the latest COVID-19 Antibody protection research, visit the WHO website.