With results in only 10 minutes, the COVID-19 antibody test is a finger prick test which identifies if the body has developed an antibody response to a COVID-19 infection. It is not a viral test to identify if you currently have COVID-19. The antibody test should only be performed 21 days after recovery from COVID-19 symptoms or 28 days after contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms. This is to ensure that there has been enough time for detectable antibodies to have built up in the blood.
The test is highly sensitive and specific detecting IgG antibodies, however no test can be 100% accurate, for further information please review below:
>99.9% sensitivity – this means that among 1,000 people who have had COVID-19, almost 100% of them will correctly test positive
98% specificity – this means that among 1,000 people who have not had COVID-19, 980 of them will correctly test negative
Please note that until proven, the presence of COVID-19 antibodies does not mean that you have immunity against further infection of the virus.
One of our healthcare professionals will (during Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00hrs) go through a screening questionnaire and confirm a time and date for your test.
Your appointment will take place at our Argyle street Clinic.
For further information and an FAQ on our covid-19 antibody testing clinic, please see here:
- How tests and testing kits for coronavirus work: CLICK HERE
- FAQs on our covid-19 antibody testing: CLICK HERE