- Product Description
- How it works
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Home Test Kit
This is an IgG Antibody test which will tell you whether your immune system has produced antibodies in response to Covid-19.
This Better2Know Covid-19 IgG Antibody test is fast, accurate and reliable. It will tell you whether you have had a Covid-19 infection.
The test requires a finger-prick blood sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited UK laboratory for testing. Inside your home testing package, you will find:
- A gold-topped blood collection tube
- A pack of lancets to prick your finger
- Pre-lancet antiseptic wipes and plasters
- A pathology form
- A postage-paid return envelope to send your sample to the laboratory.
A full set of instructions detailing how to collect your sample and how you can contact Better2Know with any queries will be sent to you by email. Once you have taken your sample, please use the postage-paid envelope to send it to our laboratory.
Why test for Covid-19 with Better2Know?
- Highly accurate results. With 99.6% specificity and 100% sensitivity, this test will provide you with accurate results for your peace of mind.
- Early diagnosis. You can have the Better2Know Covid-19 IgG Antibody test as early as 14 days after your symptoms started.
- Fast turnaround time. You will receive your results within two working days of your sample’s arrival at our laboratory.
- Confidentiality. Your test results and personal information will always be dealt with in complete privacy.
- Accredited laboratories. All tests are performed at the highest clinical standards in our certified UK laboratories.
- World class patient support. Our friendly and experienced Patient Services team are available to answer your queries 24/7.
- Order before 4pm and your home test kit will be sent out on the same day.
- Online results. Track your results online in your secure Patient Area at any time. We will email you as soon as your results are ready to view.
- Follow-up call. If you test positive, you can speak to one of our highly trained advisors to discuss your result.
- Live chat. Contact our advisors discreetly using our online webchat.
When can I have a coronavirus antibody test?
You should wait 14 days after your symptoms started before having this test. This ensures the accuracy of the test. The test has an accuracy of 99.6% specificity and 100% sensitivity for the Covid-19 IgG antibody in patients 17 days or more after symptoms began.
Who can get a coronavirus home test?
This test is suitable and available to anyone who is looking to find out whether their immune system has produced antibodies in response to the Covid-19 virus.
What is an antibody test?
An antibody test is used to determine whether antibodies have been produced by the immune system in response to a virus. If your test detects the presence of Covid-19 specific antibodies, this indicates that you have had coronavirus and recovered. The link between antibodies and immunity has not yet been confirmed.
How accurate is this test?
This test is highly accurate with 99.6% specificity and a sensitivity of 100% at 14 days after symptoms started rising to 99.9% specificity and sensitivity of 100% after 17 days of onset of symptoms.
What should I do when I receive my kit?
Once you have received your home test in the post, you can take your sample. You will be required to take a blood sample using the finger-prick lancet and blood collection tube provided. You will receive a detailed set of instructions guiding you on how to collect your sample correctly. Once you have taken your sample, please use the postage-paid return envelope to send it to our laboratory.
When will my home testing kit arrive?
Orders placed before 4pm, Monday to Friday, will be sent out on the same day by first-class post.
How will I receive my results?
You will receive your results two working days after your sample’s arrival at our laboratory. You can track your results in your online Patient Area using the log-in details you will receive at the time of booking. You will receive an email once your results are ready to view. Our advisors work around the clock to ensure that you receive your results as soon as possible.
How much does a coronavirus test kit cost?
Our Covid-19 Antibody Home Sample Collection Kit is available for €69.95.
How it works
How It Works
Testing for Covid-19 with Better2Know’s Home Test Kit is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online
- 2 Receive it in the post
- 3 Read the instructions and provide your sample
- 4 Return your sample to our lab in the postage-paid return envelope provided
- 5 Check your results online in your secure patient area
Better2Know provides private and confidential testing. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Q: What is Covid-19?
Covid-19 is a coronavirus which can cause illness in both humans and animals. The effect of the virus on an individual varies from person to person. Covid-19 is highly contagious and spreads very quickly from person to person.
Q: How is Covid-19 spread?
Covid-19 is thought to be transmitted through close contact with the virus. This occurs through droplets produced when a person with Covid-19 coughs or sneezes. Other people can then become infected with the virus by breathing in the droplets. Transmission can also occur when a person touches nearby surfaces and objects where the droplets have landed, and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.
Q: What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
Symptoms may not appear for up to two weeks after you have become infected with the virus. This means that it is possible to spread the virus without having any symptoms.
If present, symptoms of Covid-19 include:
- Shortness of breath.
Q: What if I test positive?
A positive test result indicates that you have been exposed to Covid-19 and your immune system has produced antibodies in response to the virus. If you have had no symptoms for at least 7 days, you should have some level of immunity to Covid-19 and may not be able to transmit the virus to others or become infected by it again.
Q: How can I order my home test?
To order your Covid-19 home test today, simply click Add to Basket and follow the instructions.
If you would like to speak to an advisor, please call our team on the number displayed at the top of the page.
Questions about the Better2Know service
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What if I do not want to pay by card?
Our payment reference on your card will show up as "health screen" so it will not link your purchase to Better2Know. If you do not want to pay by card then we can also accept PayPal and cash. Please call our Patient Services Team to arrange payment.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.