COVID Rapid In-Clinic Antibody Test
With our antibody testing service, you can now find out if you have detectable antibodies for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our antibody test will be a rapid antibody test, meaning you can now find out if you have detectable antibodies to COVID-19 within 15 minutes.
If you have antibodies to coronavirus (COVID-19), it would suggest you have previously been infected with it. The test cannot confirm when you had it or how long any antibodies may last. A simple finger-prick blood test taken by a clinician in one of our participating health clinics will give you a result within 15 minutes. Plus you’ll have access to our team of nurses to discuss the results if you want to.
The accuracy of our previous laboratory test and the new rapid test has been validated in different ways, so a direct comparison cannot be made. However, the rapid test offers a very high level of accuracy with the added convenience of getting a result within your 15-minute appointment.
In response to COVID-19 infection, most people will produce antibodies in the blood. These take some time to develop. If you have had symptoms of COVID-19 (new cough, fever, or change to your sense of taste or smell) this test should be completed a minimum of 20 days after the symptoms began.
This test can also be used by individuals who may not have developed any symptoms of COVID-19, but are interested in whether they have previously been infected.
Please note, that the presence of antibodies in your blood (a positive result) does not mean that you are protected from future COVID-19 infection or passing it onto others. As such you should continue to follow the current government guidelines around social distancing and self-isolation, regardless of your result.