COVID-19

ANTIBODY BLOOD TEST

Our coronavirus antibody blood test is a laboratory test which checks for the presence of COVID-19 IgG antibodies due to a past infection. The sample is collected at home using our finger-prick kit and then posted direct to our UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis.

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW
Please note, due to the demand for this product your test may arrive in alternative packaging to that shown.
What is the COVID-19

ANTIBODY BLOOD TEST?

This coronavirus antibody test kit is a laboratory test which indicates if your body has developed IgG antibodies in response to a past infection of the COVID-19 virus. It is important to note that this is a laboratory analysed test and not a rapid antibody home test which have to date been rejected by the UK Government.

This COVID-19 antibody test has been verified to meet specificity and sensitivity levels of above 98%. The test detects levels of COVID-19 IgG antibodies which are now thought to be made by healthy individuals in response to the virus. These antibodies can become detectable 14 days after the onset of symptoms reaching 100% detectability from day 20. For this reason, the test is best performed 20 days after the start of symptoms. 

Please note that this test should not be used if you are worried that the symptoms you or a loved one are currently suffering with are caused by coronavirus. If this is the case please visit nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ to see the most up to date UK Government guidelines.

COVID-19 ANTIBODY BLOOD TEST

At-home antibody blood test kit with analysis at an accredited lab.

What’s included in the price
  • Home finger-prick test kit dispatched within 3 working days
  • Accredited laboratory analysis
  • Results within 2 working days of receipt
  • Delivery & Tracked 24 paid return
  • Secure online access to result
£79
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

HOW DOES THE

TEST WORK?

1 / ORDER YOUR TEST

Order your test online and we’ll post it direct to your doorstep. It’s small and compact so will fit through your letterbox.

2 / TAKE THE TEST

The kit includes everything you need to collect your finger-prick blood sample safely and easily, including instructions and CE approved equipment.

3 / POST SAMPLE TO LAB

Post your sample back to us between Monday-Thursday into a priority post box.

4 / VIEW YOUR RESULTS

Your results will be available to view on your secure dashboard within 2 working days of receiving your sample.

IMPORTANT

INFORMATION

Sample should be taken after 20 days
It is important that you take your blood sample 20 days after the onset of symptoms. This will give your body time to generate antibodies.

Posting your sample
Your sample should be posted back the same day you collect it in a priority post box.

Display of results
Your results will be available within 2 working days of receipt and will be displayed as a positive or negative result.

Accuracy of results
Validation work conducted by our laboratory partner, Eurofin County Pathology, found the test to be 98.5% sensitive and 99.5% specific when using finger-prick blood samples.

Does a positive result give me immunity?
In the case of COVID-19 we still do not know enough about the virus and to what extent immunity is conferred or for how long.

Over 18’s only
The test is only available for people aged over 18 years.

Questions

& Answers

There is a huge amount of information online everyday about coronavirus and also the test solutions that are being put in place. We’ve put together a list of Q&A’s which will hopefully answer the key questions you may have.

Validation studies conducted by our lab partner (Eurofins County Pathology) using finger-prick blood samples found the test to be 98.5% sensitive and 99.5% specific. This means that out of every 1000 people who have had coronavirus, 15 may receive a false negative. Similarly, out of 1000 people who hadn’t had the virus 5 may receive a false-positive result. 

Please note that this test may not accurately detect antibodies in people who have compromised immune systems because their antibody response may be slower or weakened.

Forth does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the results provided by the laboratory.

Our lab partner holds UKAS 15189 accreditation and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The lab also participates in a voluntarily EQA scheme to ensure the repeatability of sample analysis and scientific staff employed by the lab are registered with HCPC.

Your results will be displayed as a positive, negative or borderline. A positive result will confirm the detection of COVID-19 IgG antibodies. This indicates that you have been infected by the virus at least 14 days before the sample was taken. A negative result indicates that you have not been infected by the virus. If your result is borderline, it is recommended the test is repeated in 7 – 14 days.

Please note that it is possible that a negative result may be returned if the infection was mild or if the sample was taken without waiting more than 20 days since the onset of symptoms. 

IgG antibodies take time to form in the blood after an infection. Validation work undertaken by the manufacturer indicates that IgG antibodies in response to COVID-19 are 100% detectable 20 days after infection. There is therefore the risk of receiving a false negative result if the sample is taken without waiting more than 20 days since the onset of symptoms. If you receive a negative result but believe you have had COVID-19, re-test after 14 days.

Antibodies created in response to viruses and bacteria can last years and sometimes a lifetime. In the case of COVID-19 we still do not know enough about the virus to confirm how much immunity the antibodies will give us or for how long.

A positive result indicating the presence of IgG antibodies to an infectious virus can imply a degree of immunity. However, in the case of COVID-19 we still do not know enough about the virus and to what extent immunity is conferred or for how long.

No, this test will not tell you if you currently have coronavirus, that is done using a PCR swab test. This is an antibody test. A positive result will suggest a past infection of COVID-19, a negative result will mean that no COVID-19 antibodies have been detected at the time of collecting your sample. If you are worried you may have coronavirus please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ to see the most up to date Government guidelines or go to https://111.nhs.uk if you are feeling unwell.

Unfortunately, our service and therefore this test is strictly for adults aged 18 years and over.

Unfortunately, only one test per transaction. This is due to the safety protocols in place at our lab which ensures each order has a unique identifying number which is then matched to your blood sample upon arrival.

Yes, if you are an employer and would like to order multiple tests for your employees, please complete our contact form.

Our service is available within the UK only, if you live outside this territory you will not be able to buy this test.

Your results will be available within 2 working days of your sample arriving at our lab. You will receive a text/email when your results are available to view. You can view your results by logging onto your secure account either through your browser of you can download our results app from the Apple or Android store.

The UK government are planning to roll out this antibody test to NHS and care staff in England.  The test will be conducted by a healthcare professional drawing blood from a vein rather than a finger prick sample.

Unfortunately, as a small business, it is impossible for us to offer the test for free to NHS workers, however, we are doing what we can by providing a 20% discount to any NHS worker.

If you work for the NHS, please email us your order reference number from your NHS email address and will refund you 20% from your purchase.

We’ve offered the use of our results platform at no charge to the NHS and answered all relevant calls for support. The NHS and other Government organisations have so far not taken up our offer, however, the situation is rapidly changing and we hope our service can be of some help in the fight against coronavirus.

You can return the sample back to the lab in the pre-paid reply envelope found within the kit. Royal Mail are still experiencing some delays at the moment, so please post your sample in a priority post box. Visit https://www.royalmail.com/services-near-you#/ to find a priority post box near you.

The blood test kit will include all you need to collect your sample including 3 lancets, a microcontainer and a Tracked 24 reply envelope. In the kit you will also find a lab request form. It is vitally important that you fill this in and attach the completed labels to the tube. Please be sure to spend a few minutes reading the instructions in the kit thoroughly before collecting your sample.

Unless you suffer with poor circulation in your hands, you should have no problem collecting your blood sample. In the kit you will find 3 lancets which are used widely throughout the NHS. Simply press a lancet to the side of a finger to create a pin-prick. Then massage your hand and let the blood droplets fall into the small tube. There are a few simple tips you can follow on the instruction guide in the kit to make the collection quick and simple, such as making sure your hands are warm and drinking water beforehand.

We are a healthcare company which specialises in helping people track and improve their health using at-home blood sample kits which are analysed at an accredited lab. You can read verified customer reviews of our service on Trustpilot.

To get in touch email help@forthsupport.co.uk and our team will do their best to get back to you as soon as possible.

COVID-19 ANTIBODY BLOOD TEST

£79
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE​
  • Home finger-prick test kit dispatched within 3 working days
  • Accredited laboratory analysis
  • Results within 2 working days of receipt
  • Delivery & Tracked 24 paid return
  • Secure online access to result

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