Antibodies can be developed following an infection from exposure to the virus or as a result of vaccination. The length of time SARS-CoV-2 antibodies remain in the body is unknown.
The rate at which the antibodies develop after exposure to the virus, or a vaccine has been shown to vary. We therefore recommend that you do the test at least 3-4 weeks after infection or vaccination. This helps to ensure the antibodies have developed sufficiently so that they can be measured, reducing the likelihood of a false negative.
The detection of antibodies may indicate immunity or partial immunity to subsequent re-infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Quick turnaround of results within 72 hours, or 3 working days, from receipt of sample.
Please Note: This test is not suitable for those taking immunosuppressants (e.g. steroids), nor for those undergoing cancer treatment, antibody therapy, those with any form of clotting disease, if pregnant or breastfeeding.