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Covid-19 Coronavirus Antibody Test Nurse Kit
This antibody test measures both IgG and IgM antibodies which are produced in response to natural infection as well as to the Covid-19 vaccines. This is a quantitative test, which means that it will also indicate the level of antibodies in your blood, making it possible to monitor your antibody levels over time if you decide to test again in the future.
This test is a Nurse Kit, which requires a qualified medical practitioner to draw a blood sample from your arm. To collect your sample, please contact Better2Know who can arrange a convenient nurse visit. This may incur an additional fee. Alternatively, you can visit your local clinic or find your own medical practitioner who can take your venous blood sample.
Inside your Nurse Kit, you will find:
- A gold-topped blood collection tube and protective case
- A needle and holder for use with the blood collection tube
- Pre-blood draw antiseptic wipe and plaster
- A pathology form
- A postage-paid envelope to return your sample to the lab
- A full set of instructions for getting your sample taken.
A full set of instructions detailing how to have your sample collected and how you can contact Better2Know with any queries will also be sent to you by email.
How accurate is this antibody test?
This test has an accuracy of 99.98% sensitivity and 98.8% specificity at 14 days after symptoms began. This test is also suitable if you have not had symptoms of Covid-19 but simply want to find out whether you have produced antibodies following a previous Covid-19 infection or after having the vaccine.
What is a quantitative antibody test?
A quantitative antibody test gives a numerical value to indicate the level of antibodies in your blood. This means that you can understand the strength of your antibody response, as well as being able to monitor your antibody level over time by testing again in the future.
What if I test positive?
If you test positive, this indicates the presence of Covid-19 antibodies. Your results will state whether you have had coronavirus in the past and recovered, or you have developed antibodies due to the vaccine.
What should I do when I receive my kit?
Once you have received your Nurse Kit in the post, please read the instructions in full. Contact Better2Know to arrange having your sample taken. This may incur an additional charge. Alternatively, you can find your own qualified practitioner who can take a blood sample using the needle, sheath and blood collection tube provided. Included in your kit is a detailed set of instructions guiding your clinician on how to collect your sample correctly. Once your sample has been collected, please use the postage-paid envelope to return your sample to our laboratory for fast and accurate analysis.
Who can get a coronavirus antibody test?
This test is available to anyone who is looking to find out about their antibody response to a previous Covid-19 infection or following the vaccine.
When will my kit be posted?
Orders placed before 4pm, Monday to Friday, will be sent out on the same day. All orders include Free Delivery.
How will I receive my results?
You will receive your results within one working day after your sample’s arrival at our laboratory. You can track the progress of your results in your online patient area at any time using the log-in details sent to you when you order your test. Once your results are available to view, we will notify you by email.
Why test for Covid-19 with Better2Know?
- Highly accurate results. This test will provide you with accurate results for your peace of mind.
- Early diagnosis. You can test as early as 14 days after your symptoms started.
- Fast turnaround time. You will receive your results within 24 hours of your sample’s arrival at our laboratory.
- Confidentiality. Your test results and personal information will always be dealt with in complete privacy.
- Accredited laboratories. All tests are performed at the highest clinical standards in our certified UK laboratories.
- World class patient support. Our friendly and experienced Patient Services team are available to answer your queries 24/7.
- Online results. View your results in your secure patient area at your convenience.
- Order before 4pm and your test kit will be sent out on the same day.
- Follow-up call. If you test positive, you can speak to one of our highly trained advisors to discuss your result.
- Live chat. Contact our advisors discreetly using our online webchat.
How much does a coronavirus test kit cost?
Our Covid-19 Antibody Nurse Sample Collection Kit is available for £69.95.
How it works
How It Works
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Free return postage to the lab.
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can any factors affect the results of this test?
There are various reasons why your result may be negative. This does not mean that the test is inaccurate. There is still much for the medical industry to learn about Covid-19, including how long antibodies remain in the body, what this means for immunity, and why the virus affects individuals differently.
Q: How do I know if this test is suitable for me?
This Nurse Kit requires a qualified practitioner to collect a blood sample from your arm. Please bear in mind that this test may be unsuitable for you if you have adverse reactions to giving blood, an extreme phobia of needles or often struggle to draw blood. Instead, you may wish to book a Covid-19 antibody test at one of our clinics.
Q: How does this test work?
After receiving your Nurse Kit in the post, please read the instructions provided in full. You should then arrange for a qualified clinician to collect your blood sample. Once your sample has been collected, you should then send it to our laboratory for analysis, along with your pathology form, in the postage-paid envelope. Better2Know will contact you with your results when they are ready.
Q: Is this test accurate?
At 14 days after symptoms began, this testis highly accurate at 99.98% sensitivity and 98.8% specificity. As testing methods and research surrounding Covid-19 develop further, Better2Know brings you the most up-to-date tests available.
Q: What will the packaging look like?
Your kit will arrive in a plain envelope with your typed name and address.
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, it will normally be sent by first class post on the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be sent the next working day, while orders placed over the weekend will be sent out on Monday.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: How can I order my Nurse Kit?
To order your Covid-19 Nurse Kit, simply click Add to Basket and follow the instructions. If you would like to speak to an advisor, please call our team on the number displayed at the top of the page.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can reply to one of the emails sent to you from our Patient Services team. You can also contact our sexual health advisors using our live chat or phoning our team who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.