*Please note, any tests taken on 24th December won’t have results returned until 27th December*
Find out if you have had coronavirus in the past with our IgG Antibody Test.
The test uses blood drawn from a vein to find out if you have COVID-19 antibodies. These are a sign that your body has previously been infected with coronavirus.
You can complete your IgG Antibody Test in three ways:
1. At-home—Have the testing kit delivered to you where you will need to organise for a medical professional to take your blood sample and return it to our lab via a supplied Royal Mail 1st Class envelope.
2. In-store—Get tested at your nearest available London Medical Laboratory clinic at a date and time that suits you for an additional fee.
3. Visiting phlebotomist—If you are within the M25, then we can organise for a phlebotomist to visit your home or office to administer the test. They will contact you and book the best time to come and collect the sample, according to your schedule—with convenient availability on evenings and weekends.
To get tested, purchase your IgG Antibody Test today and select the type of testing and delivery you need at checkout.
Where are the in-store testing locations?
Many of our London Medical Laboratory clinics are open 7-days a week and are situated across London and Guildford. A full list of our locations can be found here.
How and when will I receive my results?
As soon as your sample is tested, we will email you a certificate with your results—certified by a doctor.
Your results will be ready within 1-2 days after arriving at our laboratory.
What will the test results tell me?
The results of this test will tell you whether or not you have the antibodies in your blood which your body may produce to fight COVID-19. If they are present, then you have been infected with the virus in the past.
The test is best taken 14 days or more after your first symptoms to be most effective.
Can I still get coronavirus if I have antibodies?
It is likely that coronavirus antibodies do produce temporary immunity. However, it is not yet known how long that immunity may last as virus strains can also mutate. So it is recommended you continue to follow NHS guidelines on the coronavirus.
Also, it’s worth noting that not everyone who has coronavirus develops antibodies after the infection.
Is there an NHS discount?
Yes, for any NHS staff we are offering the test at less than the cost to us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Testing kit contents
Your testing kit will include:
- An introduction letter with instructions
- A blood collection tube
- A ‘butterfly’ needle for collecting blood from vein
- A test request form
- An alcohol swab, cotton swab and sticking plaster
- A plastic wallet to seal your blood sample tube
- A prepaid tracked return envelope