Where are we with testing?
There are 2 types of testing:
- A PCR swab test to find out if you currently have the virus
- An antibody test to find out if you have previously had COVID-19
The PCR swab test involves swabs taken from your nose and throat and uses RT-PCR testing to detect SARS-CoV-2, an RNA virus. This is the preferred method by Public Health England (PHE), recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and used by the NHS. This tells you if you currently have COVID-19.
The antibody test is a blood test to check immune response if you have previously been infected, and is ideally done at least 14 days from when symptoms started. At present we do not know how long immunity lasts if you have had COVID-19, and there are a number of cases from across the world where people appear to have been infected twice. Research continues in this area.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TEST can be added to ALL OUR HEALTH ASSESSMENTS AND IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE.
Purchase PCR Swab test – £225
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a test. This test can only be used by adults aged 18 and over.
Your order will take 24 hours to process from the time we receive it and will then be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, included in the price.
If you are a Preventicum client and have not received a discount code, please call 020 7605 6900 or email email@example.com for details. Please note that if more than one test is purchased we will need individual details per test kit for PHE data collection.