Covid -19 / Coronavirus Testing

Southdowns Private Healthcare are offering ABBOTT COVID-19 testing.

If you wish to book an ABBOTT Covid-19 Test appointment please use the form to book or contact us on 033 022 02000 or email us at info@southdownsprivatehealthcare.co.uk.

Who is this test for?

This is only for people who think they have had COVID-19 and have been in self isolation for 14 days. We cannot test you if you are ill.

Can I get a certificate?

Patients will be issued a certificate to confirm COVID-19 exposure if this is in evidence and certification for COVID-19 immunity, should this be indicated by the test.

The test is an antibody test which is a straightforward process involving a blood test taken from the arm.

The cost is £150 per test, payable when reserving, this includes results and any certificates issued.

Please see below for more information regarding the tests.

Kind regards

Southdowns Team

Frequently Asked Questions

Your appointment is for 20 minutes and we recommend arriving 10 minutes before your scheduled time so allow 30 minutes.

Please wait in your car until invited into the clinic.

The test results take 3 working days to be processed.

Under no circumstances can you come to the clinic if you are coughing, sneezing or have a fever as we have a duty to protect our staff and other clients from infection. You can only come to the clinic once 14 days have elapsed since you and all household members were symptom free.

Only people with   pre-booked an appointment can come to the clinic.

Please do not bring other family members or friends as they will not be permitted to enter, but can remain your own vehicle.

The test results take 3 working days to be processed. Patients will be issued a certificate to confirm COVID-19 exposure if this is in evidence, should this be indicated by the test.

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG Antibody

Molecular testing (PCR Swab) will identify people with the virus. Antibody testing can tell whether a person has been previously infected. Most patients who recover from coronavirus have been found to produce antibodies, but it is not yet known if an individual with a positive result showing presence of IgG levels following being infected with SARS-CoV-2 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long protective immunity may last.

Testing should be undertaken 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms.  The incubation period of COVID-19 ranges from between 1 to 14 days, with the majority of cases manifesting with symptoms at 3 – 5 days. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, dry cough and difficulty breathing. These symptoms have the potential to develop into a very severe acute respiratory illness. Evidence shows that fatality rates increase with age, gender, body weight, ethnicity and comorbidities.

The host immune system reacts to the infection by SARS-CoV-2 by producing antibodies from a few days to 2 weeks and beyond. Specific IgG antibodies are produced in the later stages of infection to SARS-CoV-2, and are detectable after RNA is no longer detectable.

The persistence of IgG antibodies allows identification of people who have been infected by SARS-CoV-2. Test development relating to SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly evolving. Laboratory review of new assays as they become available is essential.

Interpretation of Results

COV-2 IgG < 1.4 Not Detected (Negative)

COV-2 IgG >=1.4 Detected (Positive)

Specificity 100%

Sensitivity 97.5%

Results should be used in conjunction with information available from clinical evaluation and other diagnostic procedures. It has been recognised that there can be delayed responses in immunocompromised patients.

This test will confirm if you have had exposure.

At present it is indicated to allow travel and return to work if you are no longer unwell and can confirm previous exposure.

Southdowns Private Healthcare is regulated by the Care Quality Commision. See report

Please see the advice regarding  accuracy of  Covid -19 testing antibody testing . click here

We are now offering the blood sample taken from the arm as it offers increased sensitivity and specificity.

Book your Corona Virus Test

  • 033 022 02000

  • info@southdownsprivatehealthcare.co.uk

  • 97 Havant Road, Emsworth, Hants PO10 7LF

Updated 15/04/20