Covid -19 / Coronavirus Testing

Southdowns Private Healthcare are offering COVID-19 testing.

We have a limited supply of testing kits, if you wish to book a 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.

SARS-COV-2 IgM can take 3-7 days to elevate so this is not a test indicated in acute infection.

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 finger prick blood sample.

We require a 30 minute appointment and a blood test will taken.

Results will be issued by one of our Doctors after 20 minutes.

The cost is £299 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.

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.

Yes – Please bring your passport with you so we can issue you with a formal certificate of the test result.

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 finger prick blood sample or sample of blood from your arm.

The test will take no longer than 20 minutes and results will be issued by one of our Doctors after 20 minutes.

Clinical performance
Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity

The NADAL® COVID-19 IgG/IgM Test was evaluated using
clinical specimens in comparison with a leading, commercially
available PCR with 181 patients:

PCR NADAL® COVID-19
IgG TEST

Diagnostic sensitivity: 97.4% (86.2% – 99.9%)*
Diagnostic specificity: 99.3% (96.2% – 99.9%)*
Overall agreement: 98.9% (96.1% – 99.9%)*
*95% confidence interval

PCR NADAL® COVID-19
IgM Test

Diagnostic sensitivity: 86.8% (71.9% – 95.6%)*
Diagnostic specificity: 98.6% (95% – 99.8%)*
Overall agreement: 96.1% (92.2% – 98.4%)*
*95% confidence interval

Cross-reactivity
Anti-Influenza virus type A, anti-influenza virus type B, anti-RSV, anti-adenovirus, anti-HBsAg, anti-T. pallidum, anti-H. pylori, anti-HIV and anti-HCV positive specimens were tested using the NADAL® COVID-19 IgG/IgM Test. No crossreactivity with the specimens was observed when tested using
the NADAL® COVID-19 IgG/IgM Test.

Precision
Repeatability and reproducibility
Precision was established by testing 10 replicates of negative and anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM positive specimens. Repeatability was established within the reproducibility study. Testing was performed using 3 independent NADAL® COVID-19 IgG/IgM test lots.
The NADAL® COVID-19 IgG/IgM Test demonstrated acceptable repeatability and reproducibility.

The negative and positivevalues were correctly identified >99% of the time.

References

1. World Health Organization (WHO). WHO Statement Regarding Cluster of
Pneumonia Cases in Wuhan, China. Beijing: WHO; 9 Jan 2020.
2. World Health Organization (WHO). Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). WHO; 28 Feb 2020
3. Weiss SR, Leibowitz JL. Coronavirus pathogenesis. Adv Virus Res 2011;81:85-164.
4. Cui J, Li F, Shi ZL. Origin and evolution of pathogenic coronaviruses. Nat Rev
Microbiol 2019; 17:181-192.
5. Su S, Wong G, Shi W, et al. Epidemiology, genetic recombination, and pathogenesis
of coronaviruses. TrendsMicrobiol 2016;24:490-502.

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

The Tests we use are imported from Germany, this company has 40 yrs history of testing and their test is registered in Germany  for use by the DIMDI which is the equivalent of the UK Governments  ‘Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency’.

At present there remains no Public health England endorsed Covid – 19 test but please see the product data above for the manufacturers documented accuracy of use – under ‘Is the test Accurate?’

Book your Corona Virus Test

  • 033 022 02000

  • info@southdownsprivatehealthcare.co.uk

  • 97 Havant Road, Emsworth, Hants PO10 7LF

Updated 15/04/20