Covid 19 Antibody Testing

Here at Evans Pharmacy we are able to offer an in house Antibody Testing for the Covid 19 Virus

The cost is £40 per test 

Currently this is available at certain branches .Currently the branches that are trained to offer are Breaston,Castle Donington,Ruddington,East Leake, Kirk Hallam,Cotmanhay Ilkeston, West Hallam and KirkGate Newark

Appointments can be made by clicking the pharmacies link on the home page ,choose the relevant pharmacy and booking an appointment on the pharmacies own page 

With results in only 10 minutes, the COVID-19 antibody test is a finger prick test which identifies if the body has developed an antibody response to a COVID-19 infection. It is not a viral test to identify if you currently have COVID-19.

The test is highly sensitive and specific detecting IgG antibodies, however no test can be 100% accurate:

>99.9% sensitivity - this means that among 1,000 people who have had coronavirus, almost 100% of them will correctly test positive..

98% specificity - this means that among 1,000 people who have not had coronavirus, 980 of them will correctly test negative. 

The antibody test should only be performed 21 days after recovery from COVID-19 symptoms or 28 days after contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms. This is to ensure that there has been enough time for detectable antibodies to have built up in the blood. 

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