COVID-19 Virus and Antibody Testing
Richmond Nursing offer tests for COVID-19 virus and antibodies as well as an extensive range of blood tests (e.g. Vitamin, Visa, Wellness, Intolerance). These tests can be carried out at our office (we have a ‘drive-through’ testing facility within our Llanelli office grounds), at your home, at your company offices or on location.
If you have been told to self-isolate or are in any doubt as to whether you might be carrying the COVID 19 virus and wish to confirm either a positive or negative result, please contact us for further information.
The Virus test (serological) costs £70 per test/person. The cost includes a nominal administration fee to Richmond – the majority of the fee is directly passed to Nationwide Pathology. Test results are returned within 48 hours.
Test results are emailed securely to the candidate and all testing is carried out in the strictest of confidence.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
We now know that a very significant number of people who have COVID-19 do not exhibit any symptoms. The Covid-19 antibody test allows people to find out if they have had the virus.
We can carry out rapid antibody tests (a finger prick test) at our clinic, in your home or on site as required. The results are available in fifteen minutes.
The test cannot confirm the presence of the virus in your system – it can only indicate whether you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past or not and consequently it can offer some peace of mind when deciding whether to go back to work. Although the duration of immunity to a reinfection from COVID-19 is still being debated, current estimates range from a minimum of six months to two years or more. The presence of COVID-19 antibodies is also likely to influence the probability of who is able to transmit the virus.
Please note that is important that you wait 21 days from the disappearance of any symptoms or probable infection. If it is done prematurely, it could lead to a false negative result as the antibodies will not have had time to develop.
Please contact Alison Gammon on 01554 756148 for further information, or, visit our payments page to order a test.