Richmond Nursing Are Offering Covid-19 Virus and Antibody Testing

COVID-19 Virus Testing

Richmond has established a ‘drive-through’ testing facility within the Llanelli office grounds for the testing of this virus.

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 +ve or -ve result, please contact us for further information.

Unfortunately, due to the high demand with other large corporate companies, we are only able to offer minimal testing at a charge of £200 per test/person. (This cost includes a nominal administration fee to Richmond – the majority of the fee is directly passed to Nationwide Pathology).

We understand that there is a significant degree of uncertainty and anxiety amongst some individuals with regards to whether they are infected with COVID 19 or not. As such, we wanted to be able to provide this service to those who wanted to confirm this either way. We realise that the cost of this test might be prohibitive to some, but we have been unable to find any other cheaper alternative.

Nationwide Pathology are currently stating (18/3/2020) that they are able to have the results back within 5 days or sooner. The results will be emailed securely to the candidate and all testing will be carried out in the strictest of confidence.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Due to the current situation concerning the COVID 19 virus, Richmond Nursing Agency are pleased to announce they are now working alongside our Pathology Department to be able to offer you the Antibody Testing.

This tests if an individual has been exposed to COVID-19 infection and has developed antibodies. We will be able to test the level of antibody immunity to further infection for those individuals that have had the virus, and those that haven’t.

The COVID-19 IgG Antibody test cannot confirm the presence of the virus in your system. It can only tell whether you have been exposed in the past or if you have never been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. With this in mind the outcome could be used to determine who can go back to work, or who is less likely to be able to transmit the virus.

Please note that is important that this test is not undertaken before 21 days post onset of symptoms. If it is done prematurely, it could lead to a false negative result as the antibodies will not have had time to develop.

Our Pathology Department are currently stating that they are able to have the results back within 1 working day. Again, the results will be emailed securely to the candidate and all testing will be carried out in the strictest of confidence.

Contact Us

Please contact Alison Gammon on 01554 756148 for further information, or, visit our payments page to order a test.

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