Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) in Aberdeen
NB: The Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) will not tell you if you currently have the infection. If you suspect that you have symptoms of a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, then you should call 111 or your own GP.
The Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) is an IgG antibody test to find out if you have had the infection or been exposed to someone with the infection in the past. It has been developed by Abbott Laboratories and has been approved by the UK government.
We do not know for sure if having antibodies to coronavirus gives you any protection against future infection because this is a new virus. However, it is hoped that it will offer some degree of protection as is the case with other viruses. The Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) may be useful if you would like to know if you have had the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. It may also be useful for employers or employees who are thinking of returning to the workplace after self-isolation.
The sensitivity of the Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) is 97.5%. This means that there is a 97.5% chance of detecting if you have had the infection. It also means that infections are not picked up in 2.5% of cases (false negative).
The specificity of the Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) is 100%. This means that the test will only be positive in people who have actually had the infection. There is zero chance that the test will be positive for any other reason (false positive).
This Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) is available in Aberdeen and can be arranged by contacting Aceso Lifestyle Medicine. Please get in touch with Catherine Tiphanie before ordering the test online.
Results available: The results for the Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) are usually available within 7 working days.*
Results for the Coronavirus Antibody Test (COVID-19) will be e-mailed to you with an explanation of what the result means.
Interpretation of results:
COV-2 IgG < 1.4 Not detected (Negative) No past infection
COV-2 IgG >=1.4 Detected (Positive) Past infection
* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.