This IgG antibody test will determine whether you have had a previous infection with Covid-19 and your body has produced an immune response. Available at our clinics throughout Ireland, this test is highly accurate.
Which samples are needed?
This test requires a blood sample. At your appointment, a trained clinician will collect the sample from your arm and send it to our laboratory for fast and accurate testing.
When can I have this test?
To ensure the accuracy of the test, you should wait at least 14 days after your symptoms began before having this test.
How accurate is this test?
This IgG antibody test is highly accurate with 100% sensitivity and 99.6% specificity at 14 days after symptoms started. This rises to 100% sensitivity and 99.9% specificity at 17 days after the onset of symptoms.
How do I get my results?
Your results will be ready two working days after your sample’s arrival at our laboratory. As soon as your results are available, we will email you to let you know that they are ready to view online. You can access this area using the unique log-in details you will receive at the time of booking. If you would like to be contacted by phone or SMS instead, please let our booking team know.
Can I test from home instead?
If you do not want to book a clinic appointment, an alternative option is our Covid-19 IgG Antibody Nurse Kit. Available to order online, we will send your Nurse Kit to you by post. You must then find a qualified medical practitioner or nurse to collect a blood sample from your arm. Your kit will include everything you need to have your sample taken correctly, and a postage-paid return envelope to send your sample to our laboratory for analysis.
What if I test positive?
A positive result indicates that you have had Covid-19 and your body has produced Covid-19 specific antibodies. The link between antibodies and immunity has not yet been confirmed. You may still be able to pass the virus to others or catch the virus again.
What does a negative result mean?
A negative result indicates that Covid-19 specific antibodies were not detected. You may have tested negative due to one of the following:
- You have never had Covid-19.
- You had Covid-19 but your body did not produce specific antibodies to fight the infection. Instead, other innate immune system factors may have contributed towards your recovery.
- You had Covid-19 but any antibodies produced are no longer detectable.
- You are currently infected with Covid-19 but your body has not started to produce antibodies yet.
How do I book my test?
To arrange your confidential appointment, please click Book Now and find your nearest clinic. Alternatively, you can call our friendly booking team on the number at the top of the page. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our team will be more than happy to find an appointment at a time convenient for you.