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.
The patient has middle/late stages of Covid-19
The patient has late/end stages of Covid-19
The patient has recently/previously been infected with Covid-19 (potentially immune)
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.
What to expect
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 a negative result occurs but you have symptoms that you are concerned about, call 111 for further advice.’
You are safe
in our care
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.
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