Interested in an Antibody Test?
What are antibody tests?
Antibody tests are used to detect antibodies to the Covid-19 virus to see if you have had the virus in the past. The test works by taking a sample of your blood and testing for the presence of antibodies to see if you have developed an immune response from being exposed to the virus. It is only recently that reliable tests for the presence of antibodies have been made available here. The gold standard is the PHE approved, FDA EUA approved reagents we use, millions of which are being used around the world in the frontline for detecting the spread of SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus through our communities.
There is no strong evidence yet to suggest that those who have had the virus develop long lasting immunity which could prevent them from getting the virus again.
How our test works?
A simple 3 step process – Blood test results will be interpreted after 10 – 15 minutes
A Positive Result:
means that the test did detect COVID-19 antibodies so it is likely you’ve had coronavirus before (even if you can’t recall having symptoms)
A Negative Result
means the test did not detect COVID-19 coronavirus antibodies so it is unlikely you’ve had the coronavirus before
Detects IgM & IgG anti-SARS-CoV-2 in 10 minutes
Tests for these two antibodies in the blood, IgM & IgG
– IgM is what we show when we are in the acute stage of the virus
– IgG is what you show when you have been exposed to the virus in the past
– Whole blood specimen allows testing at point-of-care, saving crucial time
– Conducted only by a qualified clinician.
Overall IgG accuracy
Making it one of the most effective screening tests
for detection of COVID019 antibodies
Antibody Test - Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test?
A COVID-19 Rapid Antibody test detects antibodies in your blood; IgM and IgG by taking a sample of your blood and will return the results in as little as 15 minutes
2. What is a COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test used for?
A COVID-19 Rapid Antibody test is ideal for detecting antibodies associated with the COVID-19 virus and can indicate of it is likely that you have had the virus before. A negative test means the test did not detect COVID-19 antibodies so it is unlikely you have had the virus before.
3. How does a Rapid Antibody detection test for COVID-19 work?
The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test is conducted at the site of sample collection, a blood sample is taken by a trained medical clinician. The sample of blood is tested for the presence of antibodies to see if you have developed an immune response from being exposed to the virus
4. How is the presence of COVID-19 Antibodies detected in a test?
White blood cells within the blood first produce IgM antibodies after being presented with a foreign antigen, but later switch to producing IgG antibodies. IgG antibodies are the most common type to be found in the blood and have the largest part to play in conferring immunity to bacteria or viruses. The COVID-19 Antibody test detects IgM & IgG anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies from the blood sample provided.
The performance data from our manufacturer Panodyne shows the diagnostic sensitivity for COVID-19 antibodies with an overall accuracy of 97.8% for IgM and 99.6% for IgG
6. How to book a Rapid Antibody test as an individual?
Booking an Antibody test at our YourTest Clinic couldn’t be easier, simply log on to the website, choose the tab ‘Book Now’. Select an appointment that suits you, enter your details, select COVID-19 Antibody test from the drop down menu, review terms & conditions and proceed to the payment section.
7. How to book a Rapid Antibody test as a corporate?
We want to do business with you, we know time is precious so we have made booking Antibody tests for your business simple and seamless. Visit our website, review terms & conditions and if you are happy to proceed, choose the tab ‘Book Now’, select business booking, complete your details and we will be in touch.
8. Other testing solutions available from YourTest
YourTest have a range of testing solutions to support your Health & Wellbeing, contact us on www.yourtest.org.uk for more information