IgG/IGM Phlebotomy Antibody Test
IgG or IgM Antibody test to see if the illness you had in the past was caused by covid-19. This IgG or IgM antibody test has shown to be 99% sensitive if taken more than 7 days after a COVID-19 illness.
IgG or IgM Test enables you to check if the illness you had in the past was caused by covid-19. This IgG or IgM antibody test has shown to be 99% sensitive if taken more than 7 days after a COVID-19 illness.
When you arrive for your appointment our receptionist will help you fill out paperwork and Nurse will talk you through the whole process. Help you disinfect your arm, by using BD vacutainer, sample of blood will be collected in a Collection tube. Once the sample is collected Nurse will apply the Plaster. We will send you your results on your email within 2 days of the test been reached laboratory.
- Finger Prick Sample Collected in-clinic by qualified Medical Professionals
- 1-2 days results
- UKAS & CQC registered laboratory
- Clinic is based a minute walk from Leicester Square for easy access with longer hours of operation.
- Call centre is open 9AM to 7 PM 7 days a week for your peace of mind.
Where is the Test is taken?
The Swab test and IgG or IgM Antibody tests are done at our Clinic at Covid Test London, 5 Bear St, London WC2H 7AR (Next to Leicester Square Underground).
Why Antibody Test
To check if you have possibly been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the past.
Please note that there is still a lot to learn about this virus and having antibodies does not mean you definitely have immunity and not having antibodies does not necessarily mean you have not had covid-19 as not everyone develops antibodies. Also it is not yet clear how long immunity lasts even if there is any. So please don't think you can shed the masks, ditch the alcogel, leave your hands unwashed, and rush out to a party just because you get a positive result!
There is still a lot of uncertainty but it is highly likely that if you do have antibodies, you have had covid-19 and that it is quite likely that you may have at least some temporary immunity. Still, it is very important that you do not take the presence of antibodies to mean that you are able to ignore government advice about social distancing, hand hygiene and isolation.
This is a test you take if you are feeling well and want to confirm whether or not you have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in past.
You should take it after at least 2-3 weeks after any symptoms have started as it does take a while to develop the antibodies after exposure.
If you want to know if you have the virus right now then it is a throat and nose swab you need - the PCR test. This will detect the presence of the actual virus and check for active infection.
When will I Receive my Results ?
Your results will be ready within 1 - 2 days after arriving at our laboratory.
We will share your results with you via an email to you as soon as they are available. The advice as to what to do if you either infected or not is continually being updated by the NHS here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. If you are feeling unwell please go straight to https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/ where you will find what to do next.