COVID-19 Antibody Test
This test is currently unavailable as the UK Government (MHRA) have asked all laboratories to pause processing self-collect finger-prick blood samples for COVID-19 antibody testing whilst they undertake further validation of the end-to-end process.
We are sorry that we have had to pause testing and we will keep our website updated as we receive further information.
Measuring COVID-19 IgG Antibodies
COVID-19 IgG antibodies increase after exposure to the COVID-19 virus and reach a peak of 100% detectability 20 days after the onset of symptoms. If you have had symptoms of coronavirus, then it is best to collect your blood sample more than 20 days after your symptoms started.
- The test will not be offered to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Suitable for people over the age of 18.
Please note: test results will be described as either negative, borderline or positive.
A positive or borderline result does not mean that you won’t catch the virus again or carry and transmit the virus onto someone else, nor does it mean that you are immune to having another COVID-19 infection in the future.
Order your test.
Order online and we will post an easy-to-use blood collection kit directly to your home.
Collect your blood sample.
The kit provides everything that you need. Collect a few drops of blood from a simple finger-prick blood test.
Post sample to laboratory.
Post your blood sample back to our laboratory using the envelope and instructions provided.
Get your test results.
Receive your test results by email usually within three days in an easy to understand format.
What's In The Test?
What’s in the test kit?
We provide everything you need in your coronavirus testing kit to ensure that you can take a valid test from the comfort of your own home. It’s no extra cost to return your sample, as the home-to-laboratory testing kit includes a free prepaid envelope.
- A prepaid return envelope (England, Scotland, and Wales only)
- One customer letter
- Two single-use lancets
- One blood collection tube
- One plastic blood collection tube case
- Two adhesive plasters
- A cleansing wipe
- One blood collection pot holder
This is an MHRA / Public Health England, who are part of the UK Government, approved laboratory analysed test and not a rapid antibody home test. Rapid antibody home tests have not been approved by the UK Government nor have they passed stringent MHRA guidelines.
UK Government approved.
We provide 1 of only 2 UK Government approved IgG COVID-19 antibody tests (approved by the MHRA and Public Health England).
The test achieved 98.5% sensitivity and 99.5% specificity.
We have over 35 years of scientific expertise, researching and developing our knowledge in the field of diagnostic testing.
At home testing kit.
Test whether you have been infected without having to visit a hospital.
What Our Clients Have to Say
YorkTest COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test results are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition. If you feel unwell or are worried that your symptoms are caused by COVID-19 then visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or contact your GP. People aged over 18 years.