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IgG Antibody Blood Test

This treatment is available at: Physio Med Leeds Physio Med Guiseley

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COVID-19 Blood Test

Or more accurately an IgG antibody test is our new COVID-19 door to door testing service that lets you know with maximum accuracy if you have had the virus, no matter how mild your symptoms may have been.

We try to answer all your questions, see below and we are here to help.

 

What is an IgG antibody test?

This is a blood test that measures the level of Immunoglobulin G antibodies in the blood.

 

What are IgG antibodies?

IgG is an abbreviation of Immunoglobulin G and is a type of antibody and is the most common type of antibody found in blood circulation.

This antibody which is also known as an immunoglobulin is a large, Y-shaped protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralise pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.

Pathogens are essentially anything that can produce disease. A pathogen may also be referred to as an infectious agent, or simply a germ.

Following an infection such as Covid 19, 2 – 3 weeks afterwards these antibodies can be detected in the blood to identify if you have had the infection.

Only £95

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What you need to do

The test involves taking a blood sample from a finger prick. During Covid 19 and social distancing this is one of the safest ways of producing a sample.

You will receive the following:

  • The laboratory test with all the instructions
  • A pre paid envelope to send the sample back to the lab

All you have to do is place the lancet against your finger to puncture your skin and cause it to bleed. You usually get 2 – 3 drops of blood that are released straight away however the platelets that cause your blood to clot will soon start to act. When this starts to happen you need to massage your thumb around the puncture site to start the flow again. Just remember to read the instructions carefully before your start.

4 simple steps

blood test

 

When to perform the test

21 days after you suspect you may have been infected.

Please remember - This is an antibody test to tell if a person has been infected.

It won’t tell you who is infected as the antibodies that are generated, can only be detected in the blood 2 – 3 weeks after the infection.

So if you have been unwell just wait 21 days before you do the test. Some people may have had no symptoms at all however can still perform the test to see if there are antibodies present and see if they have had Covid 19.

 

Only £95

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Frequently Asked Questions

Currently we are advising 5 – 7 days after the lab receives your sample as the postal system is in very high demand at the moment. If it actually takes a few days longer then please be patient.

All you have to do is place the lancet against your finger to puncture your skin and cause it to bleed. You usually get 2 – 3 drops of blood that are released straight away however the platelets that cause your blood to clot will soon start to act. When this starts to happen you need to massage your thumb around the puncture site to start the flow again. Just remember to read the instructions carefully before your start.

You will need 15 - 18 drops of blood for your home blood test. This may sound like a lot of blood however it really only equates to about 1/8 of a teaspoon – so actually not a lot.

Yes the tests are very accurate and are tested by our accredited UK laboratories that the NHS also uses.

Yes it does a little however those of you who have had a finger prick test in the past will know that it does not hurt a great deal. Some diabetic patients have to do this at intervals throughout the day to the get their correct blood glucose levels.

Due to the cost of the testing equipment and the administration involved, refunds are not available on this service.

Yes of course, we can always send another finger prick kit out to you.

Due to the cost of the equipment however we would need to make the full charge of £95

To assist you in providing a sample we are actually including 3 finger prick devices in the kit so you can have 3 attempts at getting the blood sample.

The most common reason for not providing the blood sample is not reading the instructions, so please do read the instructions before you start to take a sample.

The reality is that there are a small number of people who, for various reasons, cannot provide a sample using the finger prick method and so will not be able to provide enough blood for the laboratory to analyse.

The cost of the test is £95

You will receive the following:

  • The testing kit with all the instructions
  • A pre paid envelope to send the sample back to the lab

Prices

IgG Antibody Home Blood Test
£95

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