Yes. We are now able to offer a coronavirus antibody test with a finger-prick sample collection kit. You can take your own blood sample in the comfort of your home and post it to the laboratory in the envelope provided. Please note – this is not an at-home rapid detection test that will give you an immediate result.
The laboratory test is manufactured by Roche, a global diagnostics company, and is CE-marked for use with capillary blood samples – i.e. a sample taken using a finger prick . Our sample collection kit is also CE marked.
If I have a positive coronavirus antibody test result, do I still need to follow the government guidelines for social distancing?
Yes, until we understand more about the virus and whether the presence of antibodies means that you can’t catch it again, it is important that you follow all the recommended guidelines
Will a coronavirus antibody test tell me if I have a current infection?
No. This test detects antibodies which are produced some time after an individual becomes infected or vaccinated.
How to request a test
Please note you must be at least 18 years old to purchase a test kit and to provide a sample for testing
You do not need to visit the clinic to obtain your home test kit
Your name, address, date of birth, mobile telephone number and email address
IMPORTANT-POSTING YOUR SAMPLE TO THE LAB
Royal Mail is not accepting any Covid-19 samples at post office counters or non-priority postboxes. All samples must be posted in a priority postbox.
This is because the postal workers collecting from prioty postboxes have the proper PPE in order to safely handle the samples. Your return envelope will have a sticker identifying it as a Covid-19 sample. These postboxes are clearly labelled.
You can find your nearest priority postbox on the Royal Mail website.
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