As of 2 January 2021 we are now offering antibody testing for Covid-19 at our clinic. This is a quick blood test performed on your fingertip.
An antibody test is a blood test to check if you’ve had coronavirus (COVID-19) before. This test is not widely available yet.Information:
An antibody test is different to the test to check if you have coronavirus now. You can get a test to check if you have coronavirus now on GOV.UK.
What an antibody test can tell you
An antibody test can tell you if it’s likely you’ve had coronavirus before.
But it does not work for everyone, as some people who’ve had the virus do not have antibodies.
An antibody test does not tell you:
- if you’re immune to coronavirus
- if you can or cannot spread the virus to other people
If you’ve had coronavirus, you still need to follow the same social distancing advice as everyone else.