Covid-19 Antibody Testing
The Illuminate Skin Clinic COVID-19 Antibody testing service is now available in Kings Hill, Kent. The antibody test for coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t used to check for the virus itself but instead, it looks to see whether your immune system (your body’s defence against illness) has responded to the infection.
This knowledge will help everybody – from companies engaged in correct due diligence who hope to soon return to normal operations post-lockdown to those assisting in the fight against coronavirus in the NHS or other healthcare services.
The tests are conducted at the clinic on a one-to-basis with a friendly, experienced doctor. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure your safety whilst in the clinic, therefore, your doctor will carry out the appointment in full PPE. Your doctor will then begin by conducting a short assessment before the test is carried out.
How does the test work?
Your doctor will take a finger prick of blood which will be dropped into the testing cassette. They will then test for two kinds of antibodies to COVID-19:
- IgM antibodies, which develop early in an infection, and
- IgG antibodies, which are more likely to show up later after you’ve recovered
It takes your body about four weeks to develop IgM antibodies but is still uncertain how long it takes for this to happen with COVID-19. Current antibody tests cannot tell you if you’re immune to COVID-19, and they should also not be used to diagnose the virus.
We are here to support you through the COVID-19 crisis.
We are delighted to offer COVID-19 antibody tests to our patients on a not-for-profit basis. We are also happy to provide a discount on the tests to all key workers as our way of saying thank you. Our mission is purely to support the local community as much as we can at this time.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
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If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
When can I be tested?
We will only test patients who have been symptomatic for a minimum of three days.
When will I get the results?
You will receive your results within 10-20 minutes of having the test.
If the test shows that I have had the virus, does that mean I am immune?
COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus; therefore, there is not yet enough data to confirm whether those who have been infected with COVID-19 are still at risk of becoming sick from it again. The antibody tests are designed to show whether you have previously had coronavirus and how strong your immunity is to the virus.
How much is the test?
We are offering the tests on a not-for-profit basis at £65.00. Key workers will be offered a discounted rate as our way of saying thank you. Payment will be taken at the time of booking.
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