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COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Tests can be used to detect COVID-19 infection or antibody formation. Get tested with one of our simple-to-use laboratory tests delivered to you.

To order your COVID-19 Test

please e-mail: info@lumiereclinic.co.uk

or call: 0161 236 6500

Please note: the tests described here are for the high sensitivity/specificity laboratory tests for SARS-CoV-2 and not rapid home test kits/cassettes or point of care tests.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused the newly-emergent coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2).

This highly-infectious virus is thought to spread via droplets (person-to-person) and via surfaces harbouring the virus. On 11th March 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic due to the uncontrolled spread of the disease on a global scale.

There are 2 types of COVID-19 Test available to order at Lumiere Clinic:

COVID-19 PCR Swab Test – £128

(Accuracy – Sensitivity of 98%; Specificity of 100%)

This throat and nose swab test is used to detect COVID-19 infection by detecting the virus directly using a laboratory test called the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay.

COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test – £75

(Accuracy: Sensitivity of 97.5%; Specificity of 100%)

This is a test using a finger prick to collect a small blood sample to detect previous COVID-19 infection. A laboratory test is used to detect levels of IgG antibodies for COVID-19.

Combined Kit (Both PCR Swab Test & IgG Antibody Test) – £195

Our COVID-19 Test allows you to check if you have the COVID-19 virus or have antibodies from a previous COVID-19 infection.

  1. Easy to use tests with step-by-step instructions
  2. Highly accurate results with high sensitivity & specificity
  3. Includes secure pre-paid envelope
  4. Rapid results with quick turnaround times
  5. 100% confidential report sent via e-mail

To order your test,

please e-mail: info@lumiereclinic.co.uk

or call: 0161 236 6500

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Frequently Asked Questions

About COVID-19 Tests at Lumiere Clinic

  1. What is the difference between the COVID-19 PCR Swab and IgG Antibody Tests?

    There are 2 types of COVID-19 Tests available to order at Lumiere Clinic:

    COVID-19 PCR Swab Test

    This test is used to detect if you CURRENTLY have a COVID-19 infection. This test should be performed between Day 1-5 of the onset of your symptoms.

    COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test

    This is a test to detect if you have PREVIOUSLY had a  COVID-19 infection. This test should be performed 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms.

  2. Can I have both tests done together?

    Yes, you can order our Combined Kit containing both tests. You will then be able to carry out tests for both current and previous COVID-19 infection simultaneously. However, please note the ideal testing periods as stated above.

  3. How accurate are the results?

    These are highly accurate laboratory tests (carried out at a pathology laboratory in London) with high sensitivity and specificity.

    The COVID-19 PCR Swab Test has a sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%.

    The COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test has a sensitivity of 97.5% and a specificity of 100%.

  4. How soon will I be able to receive my results?

    We offer rapid results with quick turnaround times. Below are the approximate turnaround times for the tests from the date of receipt of the test at the laboratory:

    COVID-19 PCR Swab Test – 2 days

    COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test – 24 hours

  5. How will I receive my results?

    You will receive your full report to the e-mail address you provide. All information sent and results are treated as 100% confidential.

  6. What should I do if I test positive?

    COVID-19 PCR Swab Test

    If you test positive, you have an active COVID-19 infection and you are at risk of transmitting it to others. Please contact your healthcare provider and follow the current public health guidance on self-isolation. Lumiere Clinic only provides this test, however we do not provide treatment/advice for COVID-19 infections.

    COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test

    If you test positive, it means that you have previously had a COVID-19 infection. At this moment of time, it is still unclear whether people who are positive for COVID-19 antibodies have immunity from further COVID-19 infections.

     

  7. How much do the COVID-19 Tests cost?

    The prices for our COVID-19 Tests below include the full kit, step-by-step instructions, a pre-paid return envelope and the full report sent to you via e-mail:

    COVID-19 PCR Swab Test – £128

    COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test – £75 

    Combined Kit (Both PCR Swab Test & IgG Antibody Test) – £195

    We can offer discounts for multiple tests or bulk purchases. Please call our clinic on 0161 236 6500 or e-mail info@lumiereclinic.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

  8. How can I order my COVID-19 Home Test Kit?

    To order your COVID-19 Test, please call our clinic on 0161 236 6500 or e-mail info@lumiereclinic.co.uk.

*Individual results may vary.

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