We are delighted to announce that we now have coronavirus testing kits available for purchase. These tests are conducted at home before being analysed by an independent laboratory and give high sensitivity and high specificity results. Dr Mayoni has been waiting for these tests to become available in the UK and is very pleased that we are now able to offer these to our patients.
There are two tests available:
The PCR test will test to see if you currently have Covid-19. Use this test if you suspect you currently have Covid-19 or suspect you have recently been exposed to it. The PCR test can detect Covid-19 even if you don’t yet have symptoms.
The Antibody test is for use if you want to know if you have had the virus already. Use the Antibody test if you believe you have had Covid-19 and are at least 14 days, but ideally 21 days, from the beginning of your symptoms. This is because it takes time for the body’s immune system to respond to the virus and develop IgG antibodies. If you take the test too soon, the antibody may not be detected.
You can purchase the tests directly from our website here: Coronavirus Testing Kits
This page also includes lots more information about the tests and how the testing process works.
We also have an FAQs page here for any other questions you may have: Coronavirus Test FAQs
This video from Mayoni outlines the tests, what you can expect and why she is happy to recommend them:
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any other questions.