Covid 2

Covid-19 Antibody Testing

Unlike the throat and nose swab tests designed to identify whether someone is currently infected with the virus, Covid-19 Antibody test kits can also detect whether someone has ‘previously had’ the virus. This test provides fast track results and does not need to be sent to a laboratory for analysis.

A finger prick sample of blood is taken by our professional health technician and tested for the presence of Covid-19 antibodies. The test determines whether you have had, or still have the virus, and whether there are antibodies present in your blood which can fight off the virus, should it return.

There are several outcomes to a test, which will tell us one of the following:

1 The patient has middle/late stages of Covid-19
2 The patient has late/end stages of Covid-19
3 The patient has recently/previously been infected with Covid-19 (potentially immune)
4 The patient shows no indication of having Covid-19 antibodies.

Recent studies show that it is reasonable to assume that there will be protection for up to one to three years. It’s common for antibodies to wane over time, however when that happens, the immune system doesn’t necessarily have to start again from scratch. Memory of a past infection can be stored in a cell called a ‘memory B cell’. These cells do not make antibodies unless the virus comes back, but then they react very quickly in making antibodies again.

NB: Recent administration of the Covid-19 vaccination will not cause a positive test result.

CE antibody pic

What to expect

Researchers from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London examined a range of finger prick Covid-19 antibody test kits and found them to be ‘as accurate as sophisticated lab analysis’ with a 95% -98% accuracy rate.

Test results


C – Covid test active IgM – IgM antibodies appear within days of infection, but fade away after the infection ends
IgG – IgG antibodies appear as the body clears the infection and provide long-term protection’

If the result is positive you should self-isolate immediately and arrange an RT-PCR test for full laboratory analysis for added confirmation.
If a negative result occurs but you have symptoms that you are concerned about, call 111 for further advice.’
I’ve just had a Covid-19 antibody test. I was initially nervous to have this so I thought it would be useful to share how I found it. Safety was probably my biggest concern as I was inviting somebody into my house, but I needn’t have worried – June was wearing full PPE, she sterilized all the surfaces she used pre- and post test. This made me feel really safe. I was also unsure about what the test would tell me and whether it was value for money. Before taking the test June fully explained what she’d be testing and all the possible outcomes in detail. I felt able to ask questions (even silly ones) and June left a comprehensive leaflet with me, with all the information on. The test itself was pain free and simple, and I got my results within 15 minutes. Finally I guess it can feel uncomfortable inviting someone into your own home. I found June very professional, personable and approachable. I have to say I am so glad I had it done.

Sam Young. Head of Marketing, Argos.
We’ve recently had our Covid-19 Antibody Tests completed. June made herself a sterile, safe and clean environment before thoroughly explaining to us exactly how the process worked. She guided us through step-by-step regarding what she was about to do. The results were back in 15 minutes and we couldn’t have been happier with the results and the service. June is an asset to Celebrate Health & Fitness. You should get yourself booked in today.

Lee Clayton-Harvey. Head of Marketing, Veterinary Business Development.
June arrived promptly in her professional uniform and in full PPE clothing. She was meticulous about cleanliness and sanitized the work surface and the equipment she used. June provided a very professional information card and explained the procedure very clearly. The test was carried out with precision and without any pain, and the results were very transparent for all to see. I would unreservedly recommend June to carry out Covid-19 screening.

Helen Plimmer.

You are safe
in our care

All of our Covid-19 Test Kits are approved by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and carry a CE mark showing that they comply with all relevant EU Directives.
Tests are carried out by our Professional Health Technicians, wearing full PPE,
at a Covid secure location on your business premises. To ensure the safety of both your team and ours, our Health Technicians are tested on a weekly basis.
Covid test comparison chart

Learn more about the various Covid-19 tests, how they work and what they can tell us…


Rapid on-site
Lateral Flow Testing

Laboratory Testing

Whether you require one-off screening of your employees or regular testing, we can create a bespoke testing programme that will minimise disruption to your activities and protect your workforce and clients.

Covid-19 Antibody Test with June

This short video will show you the testing procedure for a Covid-19 Antibody Test

Important information

Whether you test positive or negative for Covid-19, you should still take preventive measures to protect yourself and others at all times.

Sam Young talks Covid-19 testing

Head of Marketing at Argos, Sam Young shares her thoughts and experience of Covid-19 testing.