Covid-19 Antibody

Our home to lab antibody test looks for the presence of IgG and IgA antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and can determine if you have previously had exposure to coronavirus.

The test works by taking a blood sample and testing for the presence of antibodies to see if you have developed an immune response to the virus. Antibody tests differ to virus swab tests, which test to see if you currently have the virus. An antibody test cannot test if you currently have the virus.

Specificity
IgA 87.5 – 100%
IgG 83.5 – 97.5%

Sensitivity
IgA & IgG antibodies test is 89 – 100%

Collection method:

Finger-prick sample

Number of biomarkers tested: 1

£64.99

More about this test

Find out if your body has developed antibodies from a previous infection with our COVID-19 IgA/IgG antibody test using the ELISA method. Even if you have experienced no symptoms, you may have been infected with the virus that causes Covid-19 and produced antibodies to the virus. An antibody test cannot test if you currently have the virus.

• Test for IgA/IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus
• Sample processed by an ISO 17025 accredited lab
• Laboratory and shipping costs included
• Results emailed to you within 48 hours of lab receiving your sample

Test results are available online within 48 hours from when your sample is received by the lab. Please allow a total of 4-5 working days from placing your order to receiving your results. It is an estimate only and your results may take longer during busy periods.​

Test Methodology – finger prick blood sample.
Please note this is not a finger-prick rapid test.

The NHS have posted a useful video on how to collect a blood sample here.

Delivery Options

– Kits dispatched same day with DPD if ordered before 3pm Monday-Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
– Orders placed after 3pm Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday for delivery on Tuesday

Royal Mail tracked 24 return shipping is provided free of charge. You will be emailed your tracking number.

Our Covid-19 antibody tests can be returned via a Royal Mail priority postbox.

Sample Return Options

You can choose any of the following:

  1. Free Royal Mail Tracked 24
  2. Arrange your own courier
  3. Drop off to lab

1. Royal Mail Tracked 24
A free Royal Mail Tracked 24 returns label is included with every covid-19 kit to return your sample to our laboratory. You must return your sample using a Royal Mail priority post box. The tracked 24 service is intended for next day delivery but this is not guaranteed by Royal Mail. This can take 2-3 working days*. Please take note of your tracking number to check on the delivery status of your returned sample.

Please note, we cannot be held responsible for delays out of our control or lost samples.

Please note that your test can only be returned using Royal Mail priority postboxes. Do NOT take to a Post Office as they won’t accept and it may delay your sample.

Find your nearest Priority postboxes at:
www.royalmail.com/services-near-you

2. Arrange your own courier
If you would prefer not to return your sample using the provided free Royal Mail Tracked 24 returns label, you can arrange your own courier to deliver your sample. The address for our lab is C/O Health Hub, Unit 6 Osyth Close, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Northampton NN4 7DY.

3. Drop off to our laboratory
If it is safe and you are able to do so, you can drop your sample off to the laboratory.

Our opening times for sample drop off are:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
At the entrance of the building is a yellow bin labelled ‘Covid tests’. Please place your sample in the bin and our regular sample collection will pick this up. You do not need to meet anyone to do this.

Weekends: 9am – 6pm
During the weekend please press the bell next to the shutter to advise the team you you are dropping a Covid sample off before placing this in the yellow bin labelled ‘Covid tests’ at the entrance of the building.

The laboratory address is:
C/O Health Hub, Unit 6 Osyth Close, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Northampton NN4 7DY.

Please remember, if you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms to protect others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital. Visit 111.nhs.uk for further information.

This test helps to establish whether someone has had COVID-19 by detecting the specific antibodies to the virus. Our antibody test measures IgG and IgA antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The test is conducted from serum (SST tube, no centrifuging necessary) at the laboratory and a laboratory report is provided. Seroconversion takes place with almost 100% certainty after around three weeks.


This is a finger prick blood test using CE-marked components.


A Royal Mail Tracked 24 return label is provided with every kit for you to return to our centre. Covid-19 antibody tests can be returned via a Royal Mail priority postbox.


Our antibody tests are performed by one of the UK’s leading laboratories who are accredited to ISO 17025.


We appreciate that a large number of people will want to take our test. We are dealing with each and every order as a priority. Please be rest assured that Health Hub are committed to testing at scale and want to help as many people get back to normal life as soon as possible.


Specificity
IgA 87.5 – 100%
IgG 83.5 – 97.5%

The antigen (S1 domain) used in the test is particularly appropriate for the serological detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies as it is more specific than the N or full-length S protein please see the scientific paper “SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in COVID-19 patients”, for further details, and the other references provided.

Sensitivity
IgA & IgG antibodies test is 89 – 100%


Your test results will be described as either negative, borderline or positive. A positive or borderline result does not mean that you won’t catch the virus again or carry and transmit the virus onto someone else, nor does not mean that you are immune to having another COVID-19 infection in the future.


No. In order to get the results from this test you collect a finger prick blood sample at home in a small vial. You post this sample to our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory for analysis. Once the laboratory receives your blood sample, your result should be available within 24 hours.


This test is appropriate for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to understand whether they have had COVID-19; this means individuals who experienced mild or moderate symptoms, or those who were exposed to COVID-19 but did not experience symptoms at all.


It is important to wait 14 days from the onset of symptoms before taking this test. This is to ensure that antibody levels are detectable. If you did not experience any symptoms but were exposed to the virus this test should be taken 21 days after the last exposure.


It should be noted that the test may not accurately detect antibodies in those with a compromised immune system as their production of antibodies is weakened or slower. This may affect individuals with immunodeficiency disease such as HIV or those taking medications that suppress the immune system.


No, this test detects antibodies; these are produced some time after an individual becomes infected. In the majority of people antibodies reach detectable levels 14 days after the development of symptoms or, if you haven’t had symptoms, 21 days from possible exposure to the virus.


For most accurate results we recommend taking your blood sample 21 days post onset of symptoms.


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


How it works

Take your test

Once you’ve selected your test, we will deliver direct to your door. Take your test in the comfort of your own home then send it back to us. Simple.

Get your results

One of our accredited labs will analyse your test and prepare the results for you. Your results will be delivered via our secure digital Health Hub within days.

Track your progress

Access your results, anywhere, anytime, right in the palm of your hands. The report will break down exactly what your results mean.
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Access your results, anywhere, anytime using our digital Health Hub.