Screen4 have teamed up with a leading UK based diagnostics company to exclusively provide this revolutionary Finger Prick (back to lab) IgG Antibody Test – to businesses and members of the public across the UK.
- The test, which is CE Marked and has been independently evaluated against traditional blood draw collection methods – will be ready for sale and distribution in the coming weeks.
- The test sample collection method – Finger Prick – has also been independently evaluated in a ‘Usability Study’ to ensure the finger prick collection method is reliable and robust.
- It only requires approx. 2 drops of blood to provide enough sample to be analysed.
- Screen4 Ltd have exclusivity within the UK and can provide you with access to the new Covid-19 IgG Antibody Finger Prick Test.
The Finger Prick IgG Antibody test is a ‘self-collect test’ kit which can be carried out from the comfort of your home. This newly developed test is a simple and easy way to find out if you have had Covid19 or not.
The test has been independently reviewed and evaluated and shows the following performance characteristics against the IgG antibody detection parameters:
The antibody test isn’t checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system (your body’s defence against illness) has responded to the infection. An antibody test is a looking for things called antibodies in your blood.
What an antibody test can tell you:
An antibody test can tell you if it’s likely you’ve had coronavirus before.
But it does not work for everyone, as some people who’ve had the virus do not have antibodies.
An antibody test does not tell you:
- if you’re immune to coronavirus
- if you can or cannot spread the virus to other people
The results are not intended to replace medical advice, nor should they be used as a full diagnosis, or to prescribe medication without consulting an appropriate medical professional. Laboratory testing will always have a small degree of variability.
Please read the full Terms and Conditions available here.
How do I place an order?
It’s simple and easy to place your order. Head over to our shop and add your Finger Prick Antibody Test to your basket. Be sure to complete the checkout stages fully and accurately. Your order will be processed and posted out to your address the next day.
What is an IgG Antibody Test?
An antibody test is a looking for things called IgG antibodies in your blood. Your body makes these when it fights an infection, like Covid-19. The same thing happens when you get a vaccine, like a flu jab. That’s how you build immunity to a virus.
The antibody test isn’t checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system (your body’s defence against illness) has responded to the infection. The Finger Prick Antibody test is a ‘self-collect test’ kit which can be carried out from the comfort of your home.
How do I take the IgG Antibody Test?
You’ll have to give some blood, in this instance a Finger Prick Blood sample. A couple of drops of blood is all that is required.
A full clear concise instructions leaflet will be included in your test kit.
What's in the IgG Antibody Test sample kit?
- Your consent form to fill out your details
- Clear and concise instructions for using the kit
- An alcohol swab to clean the finger(s) you’re using for testing
- Safety lancets (needle devices for finger pricking)
- A securely capped tube for collecting your blood sample
- A pathoseal plastic wallet for the sample tube to put into and sealed
- Plasters for your finger(s)
- A FreePost addressed envelope for posting your sample back to us
What is the difference between a Coronavirus test and an Antibody Test?
An antibody test shows that you had the virus at some point in the past.
If you have antibodies, then it is thought that you might have some possible level of immunity to coronavirus. That said, we have to wait for further scientific research and data to determine if this is the case.
A coronavirus test, sometimes called a PCR diagnostic test, looks for signs of active virus in your body. It’s simpler and faster than an antibody test. But it tells you only if you have the virus in your body at the moment when you’re tested. These tests are usually carried out using a nasal or throat swab.
If you feel you may need a Coronavirus test then please follow this link to the correct section of our website.
When should I get an IgG Antibody Test?
If you have / or think you have experienced the symptoms of coronavirus recently you need to wait at least 14 days from the day the symptoms started before carrying out an antibody test.
How accurate is this test?
94.7% Sensitivity on clinical samples collected > 20 days post laboratory confirmation
100% Sensitivity on clinical samples collected >40 days post symptom onset
97% Specificity on samples collected pre- December 2019
When should I expect my results?
It takes approx. 3-5 days to return the result to you once the laboratory receives the sample. This may be quicker or slower depending on laboratory capacity.