The Coronavirus Antibody Home Test Kit is vital to assess your safety and COVID-19. Read our FAQ for help with the most common questions:
COVID-19 antibody testing, also known as serology testing, is a vital and necessary blood test that's done to find out if you've had a past infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Antibody tests are ones which look for signs of past infection in someone's blood.
Antibodies are substances produced by the immune system which store memories of how to fight off a specific virus. They can only be created if the body is exposed to the virus by getting infected for real, or through a vaccine or other type of specialist immune therapy.
Generally speaking, antibodies produce immunity to a virus because they are redeployed if it enters the body for a second time, defeating the bug faster than it can take hold and cause an illness.
Antibody tests may detect certain types of antibodies related to the COVID-19 virus:
Binding antibodies. These available antibody tests detect whether you've developed any antibodies in response to a COVID-19 infection.
The test is vital before, during and after Coronavirus diseases.
Knowing you are immune to a virus can affect how you act in the future, including travels, self-isolation, release from lockdown and other restrictions. For example, or medical staff may be able to return to work in the knowledge they are not at risk.
Antibody testing for COVID-19 may be done if:
- You had symptoms of COVID-19 (or similar symptoms suspected to be COVID-19) in the past but weren't tested
- You're about to have a medical procedure done in a hospital or clinic, especially if you've had a positive COVID-19 diagnostic test in the past
- You've had a COVID-19 infection in the past and want to donate plasma, a part of your blood that contains antibodies that can help treat others who have severe cases of COVID-19
Both test kits meet all CE and MHRA standards and are registered to verify manufacturing quality and standard, meaning the same kits are used by hospitals, laboratories and clinics.
The immunochromatographic assay uses gold nanoparticles coated with recombinant positive sera samples for the simultaneous detection of IgG and IgM antibodies.
The differences in the two descriptions (Colloidal-Gold and NonColloidal) is only in the detection of the chemical process to determine the detection of antibodies. Both are highly accurate and above the minimum 98% high accuracy standard.
The UK Government confirm that Antibody tests could tell people whether they have had the virus and are now immune. Some people who've had the virus do not have antibodies. Therefore, an Antibody test is essential.
This testing could potentially be done at home with a finger prick and deliver rapid results – maybe in as little as 20 minutes. These antibody tests are brand new.
An antibody test is a blood test to check if you’ve had coronavirus (COVID-19) before. It's not widely available yet and we offer one of the few high-quality supplies on the retail market.
Simple instructions with graphics are provided with the Kit.
The test is easy and done by:
1. A quick and rather painless finger-prick to extract a small amount of blood.
2. One drop of blood is placed in the test cassette.
3. Thereafter, 2-3 drops of a buffer solution, a chemical dilution specific for the COVID-19 test only, is added to the test cassette.
4. Put a timer or mobile alarm for 10 minutes and wait for results.
5. Optional: Take a photo of the results shown in the cassette, and compare the results with the instruction chart provided in the kit.
Yes, our Coronavirus Test Kits are manufactured within CE certification and registered and approved with the MHRA - The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Our COVID-19 Home Test Kits are one of the few on the market that meet these requirements. Over 90% of Test Kits currently available do not meet these requirements.
* The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom.
It's always positive to have extra kits at hand since high-quality test kits are not widely available. You can keep extra kits stored for yourself and family members to perform a test if you develop cold-like symptoms. This is especially beneficial if your initial test results show a lack of antibodies.
The Coronavirus Home Test Kit can be stored for 2-years unusued and be kept in the fridge until you use it.
Yes, we do offer considerable bulk discounts for minimum MRQ of 5,000 kits. Bulk orders require around 30-day processing after payment by bank transfer is received.
Kits are boxed in bulk by the manufacturer of around 40 kits per box (around 125 boxes for 5,000 pieces).
Buffer solution is required for test results and need to be ordered separately.
We can only accept bulk ordered by registered companies.
* For individual one-person kits, you need to separate the kits individually and add all necessary accessories.
Royal Mail requires a minimum 14-days time frame following order dispatch before a lost-item report can be filed. Please notify us after a minimum 14-days to allow a lost item report so we can provide a replacement.