Sample should be taken after 21 days
It is important that you take your blood sample 21 days after the onset of symptoms. This will give your body time to generate antibodies.
Appointment with a nurse
This test requires blood to be drawn from a vein and one of our mobile nurses will contact you within 5 working days to make an appointment at your home. Please note no appointments can be made if you or someone you have been in contact with has experienced coronavirus symptoms within the last 14 days. Appointments can also not be made with anyone who has been advised by Government to shield or self-isolate.
Posting your sample
Your sample should be posted back the same day of your appointment. You will be sent a ‘returns’ kit which will include everything you need to return your sample to the lab. Please make sure you post your sample in a priority post box.
Display of results
Your results will be available within 3 working days of receipt and will be displayed as a positive, negative or borderline result.
Accuracy of results
Validation work conducted by the test manufacturer Abbott found the test to be 100% sensitive and 99.6% specific when using venous blood samples. Our lab conducted their own validation studies and found it to be 98.5% sensitive and 99.5% specific.
Over 18’s only
The test is only available for people aged over 18 years.