We are pleased to offer COVID-19 antibody tests at our clinics in Bridlington and Goole. Alternatively, we can post the kit to you, next working day, and you can test yourself! It's easy to use and simple instructions are provided. Remember, our technicians are just on the other side of the phone to provide assistance if needed.
The COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device is an in vitro immunoassay for the direct and qualitative detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgM and anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG in human whole blood, serum, or plasma as an aid in the diagnosis of COVID-19. The accuracy of the test is 98.2% compared to laboratory PCR (polymerase Chain Reaction) testing .Download Technical Product Insert The test uses 1 drop of fingerstick whole blood taken using a safety lancet and 3 drops of buffer are added. Results for IgM and IgG are read after 15 minutes. The product is registered with the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). The product has been safely used for the past 3 months. View the technical data information sheet here
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. The two highly pathogenic viruses, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, cause severe respiratory syndrome in humans, and the other four human coronaviruses (HCoV-NL63, HCoV-229E, HCoV-OC43 and HKU1) induce only mild upper respiratory diseases in immunocompetent hosts, although some of them can cause severe infections in infants, young children and elderly individuals. COVID-19 is the disease associated with SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in China at the end of 2019. Coronaviruses cause respiratory and intestinal infections in animals and humans. The virus is transmitted mainly via respiratory droplets that people sneeze, cough, or exhale. The incubation period for COVID-19 is currently estimated at between two and 14 days. Common symptoms of COVID-19 infection include fever, cough and respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. More serious cases develop severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and septic shock that can lead to the death of the patient. People with existing chronic conditions seem to be more vulnerable to severe illness. Detection of IgM indicates recent infection and can be used for early diagnosis of infection. IgG antibodies gradually appear and increase in the late stage of infection, and the COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device is a simple lateral flow immunoassay for the direct detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM antibody. It will provide a presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19.
There are two ways to be tested - you can purchase a kit from us and test yourself. Our health technicians are on hand, at the end of a phone or video, to assist with conducting the test if you require assistance. Alternatively, we are offering testing at our medical centres in Bridlington and Goole. Of course, we are following government guidelines within our clinics whilst offering this service.
How much does it cost to get tested?
We can post a test kit to you, free next day delivery, for £54.00.
What about if I want to come to a clinic? We can undertake tests at our clinic for £74.00.Get in touch for more information or, to place an order.