IgM Antibody Test - Recent Exposure

Detection of IgM Antibodies through a blood test method.

  • 5 minutes
  • 109 British pounds
  • Claret Diagnostics Clinic, Park Royal, London.

Service Description

For the most accurate test possible, get your blood taken by a healthcare professional to find out if you have COVID-19 IgM antibodies, a sign that your body has recently been infected with the coronavirus. This IgM antibody is produced by the world's leading manufacturer of diagnostics and is CE marked and has recently become widely available. IgM antibodies appear early after an infection with covid-19. If you are travelling to China you will need both and IgM antibody blood test and a PCR swab test to be allowed to travel. How it works? Customers book an appointment with one of our healthcare workers and a sample is taken at our clinic through the vein. Sample is sent to the London Medical Laboratory on the day (most cases) and results can be expected within 24-28 hours. What will the results tell me? This test is to find out if you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past, and to be effective, must be taken a minimum of 14 days after you develop symptoms. The results of this test will tell you whether or not you have the antibodies in your blood which your body may produce to fight COVID-19. If they are present then you have been infected with the virus in the past. There is still a lot to learn about this virus, and it should be noted that if antibodies are not present in your blood it does not necessarily mean you have not had COVID-19. Although it is likely that having the antibodies provides at least temporary immunity to the coronavirus, it is not yet known how long that immunity may last. So, whatever the result, it is important that you continue to follow the government’s advice on social distancing and other measures designed to stop the spread of the virus. Your results and a certificate are emailed to you as soon as they are available. The results will give you a clear yes or no answer as to whether the COVID-19 antibodies were detected.

Contact Details

Park Royal, London, UK

Unit 6 Minerva Bus Centre, 58-60 Minerva Road, Park Royal, London, NW10 6HJ

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Tested by PHE/CQC approved UKAS accredited, ISO 15189 2012 laboratory