These testing kits are not for home use, but are for organisations, healthcare establishments and professional use only.

COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Tests

from £29.95 per unit

£118.00£599.00

  • For professional use only
  • Results in 10 minutes
  • Confirms if you have previously been infected with COVID-19
  • 94% accurate for detection of IgM antibodies, 98% accurate for detection of IgG antibodies
  • Recognised by MHRA for use by Healthcare Professionals

2 units: £59.00 per unit
5 units: £39.95 per unit
10 units: £36.95 per unit
20 units: £29.95 per unit

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The COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test aims to identify Immunoglobulin M and G antibodies related to SARS-CoV-2, confirming if you have previously been infected with COVID-19. The Rapid Antibody Test yields results in 10 minutes.

A Medical Professional will use the finger-prick method to collect a blood sample. Following this, droplets of blood will be applied to a test cassette, which will determine if IgG or IgM SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are present.

The test itself only takes 5 minutes to perform.

 

  • Important

      It is important to note that this is not a ‘home test.’ Sample collection will be undertaken by a Medical Professional, either at your home, or at one of our clinics. A blood sample will be collected via the finger-prick method, which will then be transferred to a test cassette to determine if IgM and IgG SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are present.

  • What is the COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test?

      The COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test identifies the presence of Immunoglobulin M and Immunoglobulin G SARS-CoV-2 antibodies within a blood sample. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. This test determines if you have recently been infected with COVID-19.

  • What is the science behind the COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test?

      The COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test uses a rapid test cassette to determine if SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies are present. This method of testing is known as an immunochromatography assay and is also referred to as a lateral flow test. The immunochromatography assay is designed to detect a specific substance, which in this case, is Immunoglobulin M and Immunoglobulin G antibodies that are specific to COVID-19.

      The antigen for an illness or disease is incorporated into a strip within the test cassette. When the blood sample is placed into the well on a test cassette and the buffer solution is added, this causes any antibodies in the blood sample to bind with the antigens in the cassette. If binding occurs, the test cassette will show a positive result for the antibody.

      Please note that the test will not work without the buffer solution, which enables the blood to travel up the test cassette and react with the antigen.

  • Is the Rapid Antibody Test accurate?

      The Rapid Antibody Test is highly accurate.

      In regards to the identification of IgM antibodies, the test has a sensitivity of 88% and a specificity of 100%. This results in accuracy of 94%.

      For the detection of IgG antibodies, the test has a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 100%. This yields an accuracy of 98%.

  • When should I use the COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test?

      The Rapid Antibody Test can be taken at any time. Please note that if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, you should wait at least 14 days after the onset of the symptoms before taking the Rapid Antibody Test.

  • Are Rapid Antibody Tests allowed to be sold?

      Rapid Antibody Tests can be offered for professional use only.

      The COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test is not a ‘home test.’ It is unlawful to supply home tests to individuals; this is mainly because it may affect the accuracy of the test when patients attempt to collect a blood sample instead of having a Medical Professional administer the test.

      Rest assured our Healthcare Professionals have all of the qualifications needed to administer the test. Furthermore, our staff will be wearing all of the necessary PPE during the test.

  • Who can undergo the Rapid Antibody Test?

      Anyone can undergo the Rapid Antibody Test.

      You can take the test if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

      Please note that we are offering these tests as a private service, and are therefore not depriving key workers of any government tests.

  • Where can I have the Rapid Antibody Test?

      You can undergo the Rapid Antibody Test at your home or at one of our clinic locations. In both cases, the test will be administered by a Medical Professional.

  • What are IgM and IgG antibodies?

      Immunoglobulin M antibodies are created by the body as an initial response to an infection.

      In contrast to this, Immunoglobulin G antibodies are formed at a later stage of infection. They are the most common type of antibody, and are linked to immunity. This means that were the body to be infected by the same antigen for a second time, the body would produce specific IgG antibodies to fight this.

      It is important to note that it is difficult to determine how long a person may be immune to a certain infection. In some cases, such as chicken pox, immunity can last a lifetime. However, this is no evidence to show that people can be immune to COVID-19.

  • What is COVID-19?

      COVID-19 is caused by ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,’ which is also referred to as SARS-CoV-2.

      The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a new, continuous cough and a high temperature. The infection also causes respiratory problems which can be severe in some cases.

       

  • Are there any pre-test requirements?

      You should ensure that you are hydrated before you undergo the Rapid Antibody Test. This will make it easier to collect a blood sample.

      You should also wear warm clothing such as gloves to stimulate the blood flow in your hands.

      Before your appointment, you should make sure you have your photo ID to present to the Medical Professional who will be conducting your appointment.

  • Does the Rapid Antibody Test prove that I am immune to COVID-19?

      No. There is no evidence that a person can be immune to COVID-19, meaning that there is also no test which can prove you are immune.

  • What type of sample must be collected?

      A blood sample must be collected for this type of COVID-19 test, however, this must be obtained by a Medical Professional. Sample collection can take place at your home or at one of our clinics.

      You must not attempt to collect a blood sample yourself. This is because the accuracy of the test may be affected if the blood is collected incorrectly, and you could injure yourself.

  • What happens during sample collection for the Rapid Antibody Test?

      First, an alcohol pad will be used to sterilise the tip of your finger. Next, our Medical Professional will use a lancet to pierce the skin. You may experience minor discomfort when the lancet is applied, however, this will not last for more than a second.

      After wiping away the first drop of blood, our Medical Professional will use the pipette to collect blood droplets. You may be required to massage your hand or stand up to increase blood flow to the area. The blood droplets will be transferred to the well of the test cassette. Buffer solution will be applied to the well, which will initiate the test.

      You will be given a plaster for your finger. Once the buffer solution has been added, you will see the results of the Rapid Antibody Test within 10 minutes.

  • I did not experience symptoms. Will the test be able to determine if I had COVID-19?

      If you have recently been infected with COVID-19, the Rapid Antibody Test should be able to identify the presence of antibodies whether or not you experienced symptoms.

      It is important to note that there is a small percentage of people who cannot build up enough antibodies to be detected. In this case, a person is likely to receive a negative result even if they have recently been infected with COVID-19.

  • Results

      There are four main results that you can receive from the COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test Service.

      IgM and IgG positive: The test cassette has identified both of these COVID-19 antibodies in your blood. This shows that you have recently been infected with SARS-CoV-2.

      IgM positive: There are COVID-19 Immunoglobulin M antibodies in your blood, but not Immunoglobulin G antibodies. Due to the fact that IgM antibodies are created as the body’s first response to an infection, this indicates you may currently be infected with COVID-19. You should therefore follow government advice, which you can find through this link.

      IgG positive: IgG antibodies are present in your blood, but not IgM antibodies. IgG antibodies are associated with a later stage of immunity, and this result implies that you have recently been infected with COVID-19.

      Negative: neither IgM nor IgG antibodies have been found in your blood. This may be because you have not been infected with COVID-19, or you are in the early stage of infection and the antibodies have not had enough time to develop. There is also the possibility that you may have been infected but not produced any antibodies, which is the case for a small number of people.

      Once the blood droplets and the buffer solution have been applied to the test cassette, you should see results within 10 minutes.

       

      You should undergo sample collection at least 14 days after you first experience symptoms to ensure that the antibodies have a higher detection rate.

  • What if I do not receive results from the test?

      If the test does not give a conclusive result during your appointment, we will book you in for another Rapid Antibody Test free of charge.

  • Can I undergo a laboratory-based antibody test?

      Yes. We also offer the IgG Antibody Test. This involves arranging an appointment with one of our qualified Phlebotomists who will collect a venous blood sample. The blood sample will then be sent to the CQC laboratory we have partnered with where the IgG Antibody Test will be carried out. You can find out more about this here.

      If you have already purchased the COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test, you can upgrade to the laboratory-based IgG Antibody Test for only an additional £30.

  • Who are Antibody Solutions?

      Antibody Solutions are part of the VIVO Group, who are trading under High Definition Aesthetics Liverpool Limited, with the company number 11530768.

       

      Our registered address is:

      Hanover House

      Hanover Street

      Liverpool

      L1 3DZ

       

      Please send all correspondence or returned testing kits to our trading address:

      100 High Street

      West Bromwich

      B70 6JW

       

      You can also call us on 0207 1646 955 if you have any queries.

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