Covid-19 Antibody Testing is now available
Following extensive research by our team of clinicians and advisors & in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we offer both mobile and clinic based antibody testing to aid in the diagnosis of individuals who have had infection with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the virus which causes COVID-19. As testing is intended to be used by healthcare professionals only, our experienced team can supply test kits along with training to allow you to carry out testing at your own healthcare clinics.
In early March, as national news reports indicated a surge in the COVID-19 pandemic across the UK and Ireland, protecting the health and wellbeing of our teams (and their families) working across our health, social care and housing businesses became critical.
As a responsible employer committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of its team and our clients and with warnings from government and the WHO that the health system was about to face unprecedented overload and strain, we had to do more to ensure our staff and clients were safe and healthy to continue delivering our critical services.
WHAT ARE ANTIBODIES?
Our tests are intended to identify anyone who is having an immune response against COVID-19. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and Immunoglobulin G (IgG) are antibodies which are released during the initial and later stages of an infection, respectively.
IgM generally begins to rise within one week of the initial infection and will typically disappear 1-2 months after the infection. IgG will be detected later on in the infection process, typically after 14 days of the infection.
As we enter the re-emergence stages, we need to welcome back our workforce into environments that are safe and fit for purpose. We also need to ensure that our workforce is fit and healthy before returning to work and feel happy and safe to do so – our economy, our health service and our communities are dependent on this. As employers we have a responsibility and commitment to our teams to ensure they feel supported, safe and healthy to return to the working environment. Our antibody tests provide that reassurance and peace of mind for both employers and employees.
For members of the public:
Our antibody tests are available to everyone. If you have been shielding, if you are feeling anxious a about emerging or if you are simply curious and would like to be tested for peace of mind and reassurance, then please make contact with our team.