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COVID-19 Antibody Home Testing Service

Our COVID-19 antibody home testing service can help identify if you have previously been exposed to COVID-19. Our COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Tests are CE marked, manufactured in a Swiss certified laboratory and are carried out by our trained registered nurses at your home.

COVID-19 Antibody Home Testing Service - Our nurses come to you!

With the number of people now returning back to work since lockdown, it has become increasingly important for the swift testing of individuals who believe that they may have come into contact with the virus.

There is no perfect test for coronavirus antibodies and rapid tests have understandably received criticism which is why we are using a CE marked COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test which can only be performed by a fully trained healthcare professional following government guidelines. The tests are manufactured in a certified laboratory in Switzerland (9001:2015 & ISO 13485:2016).

It is not yet known how coronavirus antibodies offer protection from further infection but it is at least a starting point to understand if you have the antibodies.

  • The test requires a finger prick blood sample which is taken by a fully trained registered nurse. 
  • The antibody test is testing for the specific “IgG” & “IgM” COVID-19 antibodies. 

What is the COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid test?

COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test is a CE Certified immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies against COVID-19 in human whole blood, serum or plasma specimens. This test should only be performed and interpreted by fully trained, healthcare professional. An immunoglobulin test measures the level of certain immunoglobulins, or antibodies, in the blood. Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight micro-organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and toxins.

Technical data for COVID-19 IgG antibodies: Sensitivity: 100%; Specificity: 98%; Accuracy: 98.6%

COVID-19 antibody test
COVID-19 antibody test

What is IgM?

IgM, which is mainly found circulating in the blood and lymph fluid, is the first antibody to be made by the body to fight a new infection (usually within the first 6 or 7 days). This could mean that your body is now essentially fighting the COVID-19 virus as you have had a rapid immune response. 

What is IgG?

IgG is our most abundant type of antibody and it is found in all body fluids protecting the individual against bacterial and viral infections. This usually develops 21 days after exposure to COVID-19 and means that you have been previously exposed to COVID-19, with or possibly without symptoms.

IgG positive - what does that mean?

COVID-19 IgG antibodies have been detected in your blood – this suggests that you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have had an immune response. The advantage of this test result is that you have now identified that you have previously been exposed to COVID-19. 

Please note: The link between the presence of antibodies and immunity is not proven. A positive test result for antibodies does not necessarily mean that you are immune to COVID-19. However, as we learn more about COVID-19 you will be in a better position to understand the implications of your test results.

IgM positive - what does that mean?

This could mean your body is now essentially fighting off COVID-19 as you have IgM antibodies which develop usually within 6-7 days of exposure to COVID-19. Should you test positive for IgM we would advise that you self-isolate following NHS & Public Health England guidance. 

Negative result - what does that mean?

An absence of antibodies means that it is likely that you have NOT had COVID-19. An absence of antibodies infers an absence of immune defence to further coronavirus infections. 

How much does the test cost?

We charge £99 for each person undertaking an antibody test this includes the nurse visiting your home to perform the test and providing your results within the visit (1o minutes).

How does our COVID-19 Antibody Home Testing Service work?

£99 for a test. Please give us a call to arrange a home visit.

Experienced registered nurses visit your home to carry out antibody testing

Nurse will ask you to fill out a consent form

Blood sample taken by a registered nurse

The nurse will provide your results within 10 minutes (same day)

Tests are CE marked and are carried out by a qualified healthcare professional.

CQC Regulated Nursing Service

FAQ

frequently asked questions

The test looks for the presence of antibodies (produced by people with the virus to counteract the virus) against the COVID-19 virus. 

To see you if you previously had COVID-19 and may have some immunity from it.

South: We cover most of the South East (Surrey, Kent, Essex, East Sussex, West Sussex London)

North: West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire. 

Midlands: Worcestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire

We charge £99 for each person undertaking an antibody test this includes the nurse visiting your home to perform the test and providing your results within the visit (1o minutes).

Please give us a call on 0203 974 6950. We will need to ask questions around your current symptoms and arrange time/date for a nurse to visit you at home.

That’s correct, our nurse will be able to provide you with your results after 10 minutes. 

The link between the presence of antibodies and immunity is not proven. A positive test result for antibodies does not necessarily mean that you are immune to COVID-19. However, as we learn more about COVID-19 you will be in a better position to understand the implications of your test results.

Please follow government advice here

Our tests are 98.6% accurate in detecting COVID-19 antibodies. The tests are CE certified and our manufactured in a certified laboratory in Switzerland (9001:2015 & ISO 13485:2016).

The link between the presence of antibodies and immunity is not proven. A positive test result for antibodies does not necessarily mean that you are immune to COVID-19. However, as we learn more about COVID-19 you will be in a better position to understand the implications of your test results.

Please follow government advice here

PCR tests are performed by a fully trained, healthcare professional. It involves analysing a sample collected from deep inside the nose or the back of the throat by a swab or the sample might be saliva or other fluid. The test can take from less than an hour to several days to get a result.

Antibody testing looks for the presence of antibodies (produced by people with the virus to counteract the virus) against COVID-19 virus. The tests involves taking a finger prick blood sample which is then analysed for the presence of antibodies associated with COVID-19. (These tests should only be performed and interpreted by fully trained, healthcare professional).

Further advice on PCR & Antibody testing can be found on the government website here

Following any antibody test you must still follow government advice on social distancing, hand-washing and isolation.

Having antibodies simply makes it more likely that you will not have a second infection or, failing that, that a second infection would be milder compared with a similar person who has no such antibodies. However, it is still not proven that you immune from COVID-19 once you have developed the antibodies. 

Unfortunately we can only tests adults. Anyone over the age of 16 we can test. 

To arrange a home antibody test with one of our nurses please call 0203 974 6950

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Who are we?

Wren Healthcare is a CQC registered healthcare provider, founded by clinical nurse specialists. We work with the NHS, private healthcare & commercial organisations supporting them with our community nursing services.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak we are providing an antibody home testing service for all members of the public that wish to take an antibody test to see if they’ve previously been exposed to COVID-19. 

Request a home visit... £99 a test

Our nurses are available Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm