Covid-19 Lateral Flow (Antigen) Testing

When the body detects the presence of antigens it triggers an immune response. The immune system initiates the production of antibodies to ‘bind’ the antigens and stop the invading pathogens from attaching to healthy human cells.

Lateral Flow (AntiGen) testing detects ‘active’ infection during the acute phase of Covid-19. It is a reliable test which detects the presence of the ‘SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein Antigen’ in the nasopharynx – the nasal passage or around the tonsil area at the back of our throats – where the virus is known to harvest.

Our professional health technician will use a swab to collect mucus from either the back of the throat or the inner nostril. The swab is then combined with a buffer agent, which will break down any antigens in the sample. A few drops of the specimen are then added to the test cartridge for analysis. There are simply two outcomes to a Lateral Flow (AntiGen) Test; positive or negative.

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

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What to expect

What to expect antigen

Interesting fact… The ‘Ag’ abbreviation of the word antigen stands for ‘Antibody generator’.

Test results

Covid-19 Antigen test results diagram
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.’
June was really fantastic. She followed all the Covid safe guidelines to set-up the Lateral Flow (Antigen) and Antibody testing kits, she explained what the tests really mean and provided all the necessary information. Testing itself was virtually painless (pin prick or nose swab) and the results were provided in about 15 minutes. Our results were negative, but I’m glad we haven’t got the virus and whatever we are doing is still keeping us safe. Thanks again!

Narendhar Tangella. Bluechip
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.
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 from Celebrate Health & Fitness visited us in October after my daughter had been in contact with a positive case 1 week earlier. Our life plans at the time meant we needed to know ASAP if she was a risk to other family and friends. We also wanted to know if my husband had Covid-19 earlier in the year when testing wasn’t as widely available. The booking was carried out over the phone, simply and efficiently with June visiting us the next morning to carry out the antibody test. She arrived with all the required PPE and a friendly smile. The testing process was very calm and explained fully. We knew exactly what was going on and what she was testing for. 15 minutes or so after the test the results were clear and fortunately they were negative. Whatever the results had been, the test gave us clarity and reassurance on what to do next. Life was no longer held in limbo and a weight was lifted.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Celebrate Health & Fitness to anyone looking for quick reassurance from a friendly and efficient company.

Lindsey Copperwheat. TC Kitchens

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


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