How do coronavirus home antibody tests work, and how do I get one?

Posted by Carolina Plugaru on

Coronavirus testing process, tube of swab collection kit of coronavirus (COVID-19).

(Source: The Telegraph)

Superdrug became the first high-street retailer to offer a Covid-19 antibody test and numerous websites offer similar tests, including Lloyds Pharmacy.

The testing kit costs £69 and users take a blood sample at home which is then sent off to an accredited laboratory for testing. 

However, Superdrug has suspended sales of its antibody finger prick tests following warnings from a health regulator about the reliability of such tests.

On May 27, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) called for a temporary halt to the tests, which look for evidence of infection two or more weeks previously, while “patient safety issues” are resolved.

Read more on: The Telegraph

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