Covid-19 Antibody Testing

Find out if you have had coronavirus (COVID-19), quickly and simply. Our antibody tests are approved by The MHRA and Public Health England and carried out by an expert clinician in our central Leeds Clinic.

The two Covid-19 Antibody Tests that we offer are the Covid-19 Rapid In-Clinic Antibody Test and the Covid-19 Lab-Based Antibody Testing.

The results for the rapid in clinic antibody tests ( IgM and IgG) are available immediately and are emailed to you on the same day. Our Laboratory Antibody test results ( IgG) are emailed to you the next day.

About our testing

  • Government approved
  • The Whitehall Clinic is a private diagnostic clinic registered and regulated by the CQC, based in Central Leeds.
  • Our Covid-19 Diagnostic service has been developed by our advisory board consisting of leading Emergency Medicine Doctors, Occupational Health, Screening and Laboratory specialists.
  • Our laboratory partner is ISO 15189 accredited, details of this and the UKAS accreditation are provided when you receive a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR Swab Test certificate. 
  • All our tests are analysed by our private UK-based, accredited Virology laboratory partner that provides services for the NHS. As a result our tests are highly sensitive and accurate.
  • Results are returned one day after your test, via email.
  • Testing available 7 days a week

FAQs on The Whitehall Clinic Covid-19 testing services

What are the different Covid-19 Antibody Tests?

The two Covid-19 Antibody Tests that we offer are the Covid-19 Rapid In-Clinic Antibody Test and the Covid-19 Lab-Based Antibody Testing.

Do you test patients with symptoms?

We do not test patients with current Covid-19 symptoms. Please visit an NHS testing centre. 

How do I find out my test results?

For the Covid-19 Lab-Based Antibody Testing, we will email your results and a detailed explanation the day after your appointment. Please check your junk/spam folders before contacting us regarding your results.

For the Covid-19 Rapid In-Clinic Antibody Test your results will be immediate and given to you after your test.

How reliable are your Antibody tests?
  • Covid-19 Lab-Based Antibody Blood Test 

Our antibody tests are carried out in a UKAS accredited Virology laboratory. The test screens for the presence of IgG antibodies which indicates if an individual has previously had Covid-19. They can be detected normally 14 days following the infection.

Specificity for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2: Specificity is the proportion of patients without antibodies who have a negative test or true negative rate 100%

Sensitivity for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2: Sensitivity is the proportion of patients with antibodies who have a positive test or the true positive rate 97.5%

  • Covid-19 Rapid In-Clinic Antibody Test *NEW & APPROVED*

The manufacturer of our MHRA approved test states the following accuracy: based off a sample of 615 people (403 positive and 212 negative), the test is 95.12% accurate.

If I have Covid-19 antibodies, does it make me immune?

This is the current thinking on Immunity – Does It Exist With Covid-19?

Our take home message from recent studies on antibodies and immunity, is that a primary infection with SARS-CoV-2 provides at least 94% protection against symptomatic reinfection for at least 5 months. This suggests that natural infection provides short term protection against Covid-19 that is very similar to that conferred by vaccination.

Importantly, natural infection induces approx. 75% protection against asymptomatic reinfection, suggesting that people who have recovered from SARS-Cov-2 infection are much less likely to transmit the virus to others. This is good news in terms of the long term trends of the pandemic. However, asymptomatic reinfections are not zero, so you cannot assume that just because you have had the virus before that you can’t be infectious.

These data reinforce the message that, for the time being, everyone should consider themselves to be a potential source of infection for others and should behave accordingly. Wear a mask, avoid crowded closed poorly ventilated spaces wherever possible and wash your hands.

These reported protective ‘efficacy’ results for natural SARS-COV-2 infection are comparable to the current COVID-19 vaccines.

Having the vaccine after recovering from COVID-19 is not an issue or contraindication – and will likely boost the natural immunity.  We also see this with the seasonal flu vaccine

Conclusion: The good news is that there is significant evidence  that reinfections of Covid-19 is rare, at least at this stage, and that having antibodies will provide protection for a meaningful amount of time, although it may not be lifelong immunity. Get the vaccine too!

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

At The Whitehall Clinic we have a fair and transparent cancellation/refund policy. Appointments can be cancelled and refunded 24 hours prior to the appointment. Should you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, then you will be entitled to a 50% refund. Please note that there is a £25 administrative fee for all cancellations.

Please note that we do not take cancellations over the phone. Please email our cancellations team – stating your name, email address and appointment date and time.

What if I need to reschedule my test?

We can reschedule appointments only if there is capacity available in our booking system. Please email our bookings team – stating your name, email address and appointment date and time.