Covid-19 Antibody Testing Available Now

Covid-19 Antibody Testing Available Now

June 02, 2020

Candover Clinic alongside our Private GP, Dr Johnstone are now offering the Covid 19 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG antibody test approved by the Government, recommended by the NHS and manufactured by Abbott. Levels of the most common antibodies, IgG can be detected in blood from 21 days after exposure to the virusIgG antibodies develop in response to an infection in order protect us from further infection.  

To ensure the validity of this test a blood sample is required and this will be taken by one of our Candover Nursing Team by appointment only. This is not the same as a pin prick test and a blood sample improves the integrity of the result. 

A positive antibody test suggests a person has been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and has developed some immunity. The extent of the immunity and period of time to which this immunity to Covid 19 will last still remains uncertain and people should continue to observe the Government guidance on social distancing.  

This test is not available to anyone who currently has symptoms of Covid-19. The results of the test will be provided to you by Dr Johnstone within 3 working days. The cost of the test is £80 

If you would like to book an appointment for this blood test please call our Private GP secretary directly on 07867 768582 or email healthcare@deanbrook.co.uk 

For more information or to book an appointment, please call 01256 315010 or email private.patients@hhft.nhs.uk