Blue Horizon have been helping people access Laboratory testing from the safety of their own home since 2009. As our accredited laboratory partners now offer PHE approved COVID-19 IgG Antibody tests our customers can order these Coronavirus tests safely online, alongside our more usual range of tests such as thyroid hormones and cancer markers.
COVID-19 Antibody Blood Tests
Coronavirus Finger-prick & Venous-draw solutions
COVID-19 Antibody Blood Testing Solutions
Get Coronavirus IgG Antibody Blood Tests at home, from an experienced provider.
An enhanced service, to ensure a better customer experience in the Covid era.
Due to unacceptable postal delays due to the pandemic we are now sending covid home test kits ourselves, and we guarantee a trackable expedited postal next day delivery. Typically we are finding that results for the Covid-19 IgG antibody tests are now being issued within 1-2 working days of the laboratory receiving back the samples, ensuring one of the quickest turnaround times in the UK.
This test requires a healthcare professional to take your blood from your arm by a "venous draw". Provide your own nurse, or choose one of the BMI Clinics at checkout for £30 extra.
Our Finger-Prick Covid-19 Antibody tests will shortly be available again after winning MHRA approval, and are supplied as fully CE Marked kits. Click "Learn More" to enable notifications.
What does a COVID-19 Antibody test involve?
Ordering this coronavirus test kit will allow us to send you a home collection kit by next day courier (see below) which enables you to provide a small blood sample using either a nurse drawing your blood into a vacutainer or a finger pricking lancet. The container is then sent to a registered laboratory. Your results will show if you carry antibodies to SARS-Cov2, which is the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness.
What does a positive Covid Antibody result mean?
A positive IgG result will confirm antibodies of the IgG class against Coronavirus (Covid-19). This informs us, with a high degree of confidence, that the patient has been infected by this virus at least a week before the sample was taken. The presence of IgG antibodies to a particular pathogen (infectious agent such as a virus or bacteria) usually implies a degree of immunity to further infection from the same agent. In the case of Covid-19 however, it is not known yet to what extent immunity is conferred, and if so for how long. What we can say is that having IgG antibodies to other viruses within the Coronavirus group is associated with at least short term immunity to re-infection.
What does a negative Covid Antibody result mean?
A Negative IgG result informs us, with a degree of confidence, that it is highly unlikely that the patient has been infected by this virus up until at least a week before the sample was taken. It is possible however that the patient could have been infected and not mounted a significant immune response - either because the infection was mild and did not lead to the production of a detectable amount of antibody or because the levels have not yet risen to a detectable level. This latter explanation is more likely if the time from onset of the illness to the time of taking the sample was less than 21 days. Repeat testing in 2 week’s time or longer following a negative result may lead to a positive result if this scenario is a possibility.