Alconbury Chemist near Huntingdon offers a COVID-19 antibody test.
The MHRA-approved test has a 98.69% detection rate for antibodies. You’ll receive the test in our pharmacy store and get your results in ten minutes.
Please call to arrange an appointment. The price is £69.
If you think you have had COVID please wait 21 days after recovery before you take the test or 28 days if you have had contact with someone who has COVID symptoms. More guidance on self isolating can be found on the Governments Coronavirus webpage.
Frequently asked COVID-19 antibody test questions
Is it the same test as the one the NHS uses?
No, the NHS use a different test from the biotech company Roche, who are able to supply the NHS with large volumes of test kits.
Our COVID-19 test is produced by a smaller British company called Biopanda.
What does the Biopanda kit test for?
The test detects both IgM and IgG antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID19) in human whole blood. In general, IgM antibodies appear a week after infection, and IgG antibodies appear two weeks after infection.
Are reliable is the test?
Yes, very reliable. The test has a 99% sensitivity and a 98.6% accuracy.
As with any diagnostic test, there is the possibility of false-positive and negatives. This is the same as the NHS’s Roche test.
- A false-positive result means the test has incorrectly detected the antibodies.
- A false-negative means the kit has failed to detect the antibodies that are present in your blood.
The chances of a false-negative or false-positive result are very unlikely. However, the main reason for false results is taking the test too soon after possible infection.
This is why you need to wait for at least 21 days after recovering from a possible infection before taking the test. Or wait 28 days after being in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
If you would like to take the COVID-19 antibody test, please contact us as soon as possible while our stocks last.