COVID-19 Coronavirus Rapid Antibody Test Service
About our Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test & Service
We provide Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Tests for businesses including at workplaces with results available with 10 minutes.
For individuals wanting private COVID-19 Antibody Tests we provide COVID-19 Antibody Testing in our Hale Barns South Manchester Clinic.
The COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test identifies the body’s response to coronavirus after the onset of infection, and gives a yes/no result within 10 minutes.
The COVID-19 Antibody Test looks for the presence of the COVID-19 specific biomarker Immunoglobulin G (IgG), and another infection biomarker, Immunoglobulin M (IgM).
A positive result for IgG would indicate COVID-19 infection. Although the IgM is a more generalised antibody, its presence, combined with IgG and/or the common symptoms of COVID-19, would also indicate infection with the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus. The test can be used for primary and secondary diagnosis of COVID-19.
The Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test is: CE marked for professional / business use, registered with the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, manufactured in the UK, and ISO 13485 certified.
The test is easy to use, needing only a finger-prick blood sample. The test can also be run with serum or plasma samples.
Benefits Of Our Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 is an infectious disease that can affect the airways and lungs, caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
This infectious disease was unknown until the recent outbreak in late 2019. Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise daily across the globe.
Common symptoms associated with COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear making it difficult to know if someone has been infected before symptoms appear. In the meantime, infected people can spread the virus unknowingly.
The test kit only needs a finger prick blood sample similar to a diabetes test, it is relatively pain free. The sample is loaded onto the test cassette and provides a yes/no answer within 10minutes.
Yes, the COVID-19 test is CE marked for professional use and is therefore a registered IVD device. The test is also registered with UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, as well as being ISO 13485 certified.
Our test manufacturer is in direct consultations with the Medical Health and Regulatory Agency UK as well as Departments of Health across Europe to further validate the test and gain best practice approvals.
In a recent study comparing a number of tests at a major London hospital, the test was shown to have a sensitivity and specificity of 100% for individuals who had been infected 20 or more days.
This test offers accurate results against COVID-19 14 days after symptoms have passed.
The test requires a blood sample, anyone with a blood-related health condition (such as haemophilia) should discuss this with a healthcare professional before performing a test.
This test is for anyone who wants to find out if they have ever been infected with the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
The test detects the presence of the SARSCoV-2 specific IgG and general IgM for the qualitative diagnosis of early and late stage COVID-19.
Presence of IgG (specific to SARS-CoV-2) confirms secondary illness (usually greater than 7 days), whereas presence of IgM confirms primary illness (3-7 days). Both are elevated in the secondary illness and can be used to confirm diagnosis.
A registered UK healthcare professional tests your blood sample at Ona Testing.
Yes, the test will be able to detect IgM/IgG in asymptomatic people, as they will have an immune response even though they don’t display symptoms. The timeline of infection will be the same as someone displaying symptoms.
Yes and there are no issues with testing any one of these people.
To date numerous common pharmaceuticals have been tested, none of which have interfered with the test. Also, Rheumatoid Factor has been shown to not interfere with the test, hence we currently see no cross-reactivity issues. We are looking at more drugs and will update customers accordingly.
Immunoglobulins are antibodies and are part of our immune system. When we get an infection, such as COVID-19, immunoglobulins are produced, which attach to the virus and activate the rest of the immune system to attack and clear the virus. IgM is the first immunoglobulin to be produced and is a general antibody that can bind to many different types of pathogen. The presence of IgM is an indicator of early infection. IgG is a more specialised antibody that specifically binds to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
There is some evidence that IgG/IgM remains in the blood after recovery to prevent reinfection. We have tested some patients and noticed that they still test positive for at least 33 days after first displaying symptoms. You won’t be infectious after you recover, even if you test positive, but you should still be cautious as long term immunity has not yet been confirmed and reinfection may still occur.