Coronavirus antibody test
Coronavirus (COVID-19) antibody test
Find out if you've had coronavirus (COVID-19), quickly and simply.
Our antibody test is approved by Public Health England and carried out by an expert clinician in one of our COVID-secure clinics.
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Our video explains what happens when we take your blood for your COVID-19 antibody test
What does the antibody test check for?
Our antibody testing detects if you’ve previously had COVID-19. It doesn’t tell you whether you currently have COVID-19.
Can I have an antibody test to see if I have antibodies after having the COVID-19 vaccine?
The antibody assay currently available will not inform us of vaccine response. As such, there is no correlation between the vaccination for COVID-19 and the antibody test offered.
If I get a positive test result does it mean I’m immune to COVID-19?
No. COVID-19 is a novel virus and it still isn’t known when the antibodies provide immunity to COVID-19.
How does the antibody test work?
The test looks for antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is what causes COVID-19. If found, it indicates that you’ve had COVID-19. Test results will either indicate that antibodies were detected, which means you’ve had the virus, or that they were undetected, which means you never had the virus.
How accurate is the test?
We use the Roche IgG antibody test, which as a specificity >99.8% and a sensitivity of 100%, which means a positive result has correctly identified patients that have had Covid-19.
How long does it take to get the results?
Your results will be available within 72 hours.
When can I get a test done?
Tests can be completed 14 days after you’ve experienced symptoms.
If I test positive, am I contagious?
No. The test identifies whether you have antibodies for the virus, and these can only be detected more than 14 days after the infection began. Therefore this test doesn’t tell you if you are currently contagious.
What will Nuffield Health do with my result?
A positive or negative result will follow the mandatory reporting process to Public Health England, as per Government guidelines.
If I have symptoms can I get tested?
The NHS provides PCR testing, which will tell you if you currently have COVID-19.
Can I do an at-home test?
This test isn’t currently available for home use.