Anyone know of a reliable ANTIBODY covid test to buy? Hi

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Rainynight1234 Sun 01-Nov-20 19:03:18

So eg if you think you’ve already had the virus.
I know the antibodies may disappear after a few months but if the test wasn’t excessively expensive I may have sent away for one.
Anyone know a reliable one to buy? Thanks

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pastabest Sun 01-Nov-20 19:04:59

Depending on what job you do you may be able to get one from the government for free?

Rainynight1234 Sun 01-Nov-20 19:05:19

Don’t know why Hi appeared in my title there....

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Rainynight1234 Sun 01-Nov-20 19:06:25

pastabest- unfortunately my job is unrelated to anything that may be covered by that....thanks though!

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TimetohittheroadJack Sun 01-Nov-20 19:09:21

Most life science research companies sell them but they are only supposed to ship to business addresses or labs. Plus they are supposed to be done by a healthcare professional. And they are sold in kits of 25-40 tests at about 5 per test,

Rainynight1234 Sun 01-Nov-20 19:14:00

I thought you could buy them individually online....just wondered if anyone had and would recommend?

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switswooo Sun 01-Nov-20 19:17:07

Our local pharmacy offers the test, at £60. I would try your pharmacies.

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CoffeeandCroissant Sun 01-Nov-20 19:20:41

The Imperial REACT2 study selected the Fortress test kits ( www.fortressdiagnostics.com ) as the most reliable for self testing home use, but I have no idea if these are available for the public to purchase?
www.imperial.ac.uk/news/200713/biggest-study-antibody-finger-prick-tests-identifies/

The most reliable tests are the ones done by labs as mentioned in the link above, but I am not sure if it's possible for individual consumers to access these tests?

Rainynight1234 Sun 01-Nov-20 19:20:45

switswoo.. I never even thought of that!
Do you know if they carry out the test or do you buy the pack and do it at home?

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switswooo Sun 01-Nov-20 19:35:52

I’m not sure and the £60 test pharmacy doesn’t have a website. I’ve looked up the other pharmacy, they do an antigen test but it’s £165!

TheYearOfSmallThings Sun 01-Nov-20 19:40:03

My dental surgery carries them out. I was too cheap to pay the extra £45, but it's handy to know where to go if I want one.

BangingOn Sun 01-Nov-20 19:41:07

Do you have Vitality healthcare? They are offering discounted antibody tests and a virtual GP consultation, although I haven’t looked at it in detail.

ShalomToYouJackie Sun 01-Nov-20 19:47:58

Ultrasound direct are doing them

ShalomToYouJackie Sun 01-Nov-20 19:49:02

https://www.ultrasound-direct.com/mobile/women-ultrasound-scans/covid-19-antibody-test/. £80

bestbefore Sun 01-Nov-20 19:51:43

I had mine done at a bupa clinic, £65. Was a blood test so done by a nurse. Results next working day for me. I booked online

Rainynight1234 Sun 01-Nov-20 20:02:44

Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll look them up.
Hadn’t heard of Vitality healthcare before...

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MyPersona Sun 01-Nov-20 20:07:42

I got one from here for £39

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Rainynight1234 Sun 01-Nov-20 21:41:56

MyPersona...that’s a reasonable price!

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