Testing for COVID-19
Nose and Throat Swab Testing
DUE TO DEMAND ON OUR PARTNER LABORATORY - SWAB TEST RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE 3 - 5 DAYS FROM DAY OF POSTING
For those who think they have an Active Infection
Cost £140 per test
If you have symptoms of COVID and worry about the need to self-isolate and shield others, then we recommend this test which looks for genetic material from the COVID-19 virus.
Blood Antibody Testing
RESULTS FOR ANTIBODY TESTS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE 1 - 3 DAYS FROM DAY OF POSTING
For those who think that they may have had the virus in the past
Cost £80 per test
If you have previously had symptoms of COVID and got better, then we recommend this test to look for the presence of antibodies to the virus. Having antibodies to COVID-19 indicates previous exposure and may protect against future infection.
We are excited to be able to offer our customers two types of testing for the COVID-19 virus. These tests can help individuals, workers and employers to decide how to run their lives in these unsettling times. Deciding who needs to self-isolate and who can continue to social distance can be key to staying safe.
For those with active symptoms of COVID it is necessary to take swab samples from the nose and throat to identify whether the virus's genetic material is present.
For those who think that they may have had the virus in the past, but couldn't get swabbed, or perhaps the swab result was negative and you just want to be sure, then the antibody test is for you. We recommend that at least 2 weeks should have passed since you have recovered from the effects of the suspected infection, before doing the antibody test. This will give the body enough time to make the antibodies so that they can be detected in the blood.
We will send you one or more testing kits so that you can have the sample taken at home. You then post the kit to the testing lab in the envelope provided.
Results for COVID-19 swab tests are usually available in 3-5 days after posting.
Results for antibody tests are usually available in 1-3 days after posting.
Costs are as follows:
Nose and Throat Swab - £140 per Test
Antibody Test - £80 per Test
For more information please contact us.