Clinical Microbiology

Antibody Testing

IDK® anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG ELISA

What is an antibody test?

An antibody test detects the presence of immunoglobulins, specialised cells of the immune system that are produced when the body is infected by a pathogenic organism like a virus or bacteria. The COVID-19 antibody test provided by 20/30 Labs detects anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG; these antibodies are generated after exposure to the virus.

What is the benefit of an antibody test?

An antibody test can be used as a way to check if you have previously been infected with COVID-19. It can also be used as a complementary test to confirm a positive COVID-19 test result. Rarely, someone will not produce antibodies even if they have had a previous infection, but for most people, an antibody test can provide much-needed reassurance. Testing is performed by analysing an intravenous blood sample collected by a 20/30 Phlebotomist. IDK® anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for qualitative measurement of IgG antibodies against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in human serum or EDTA plasma.

Performance Characteristics:

  • Sensitivity: 100%
  • Specificity: 99.1%
  • Both performance indicators fall within the requirements of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) criteria for Antibody Testing.

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    Coronavirus [Covid-19]: Government Approved 2 Day Testing

    From 17th May if travelling from a green list country you only need to book a 2 Day test.

    Please click here to complete our online order form: please note you will need the following information before you complete your form.

  • Full name of passenger[s]
  • Contact details
  • Postal address
  • Quarantine address [if different to postal address]
  • DOB
  • Passport number
  • Vaccination status
  • Arrival date
  • Date of last departure
  • Country[s] travelled through as part of your journey.
  • Flight/Coach number or vessel name.
  • Payment details
  • This test is not available for those who have travelled from or through a red list country. A list can be found on the following link.

    Our 2 day package is £100.00 including shipping.

    Our kits are shipped and returned via Royal Mail Tracked 24, however, due to the large volumes of freight moving through the network we may experience delays in receiving your sample. The Lab is located in Northampton should you prefer to drop your kit off directly or use an alternative courier of your choice.

    Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by RT-qPCR

    Our Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by RT-qPCR test is approved by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). You can find us on the List of private providers of coronavirus testing here: gov.uk

    Testing Options

    Covid-19 PCR Screening Testing. Please email covid19@2030lab.com

    Covid-19 PCR Fit to Fly Testing, including certificate. Please click here for more details, or email fittofly@2030lab.com

    Covid-19 PCR Test to Release Testing. Please email testtorelease@2030lab.com

    Testing is performed using a nasopharyngeal swab system which inactivates but preserves viral particles at the point of sampling. We use the Genesig® Real-Time PCR Coronavirus Covid-19 (CE IVD) designed to achieve qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. The kit is validated to detect 0.58 copies/µl of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA with a confidence ≥95%.

    False-negative results may be caused by samples outside of the viraemic phase. Results and clinical symptoms must be interpreted by a healthcare professional.

    Swabs can be returned to us by courier or dropped off at our laboratory in Northamptonshire for analysis.

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    Coronavirus [Covid-19]: Government Approved 2 & 8 Day Testing

    Please click here to complete our online order form: please note you will need the following information before you complete your form.

  • Full name of passenger[s]
  • Contact details
  • Postal address
  • Quarantine address [if different to postal address]
  • DOB
  • Passport number
  • Vaccination status
  • Arrival date
  • Date of last departure
  • Country[s] travelled through as part of your journey.
  • Flight/Coach number or vessel name.
  • Payment details
  • This test is not available for those who have travelled from or through a red list country. A list can be found on the following link.

    Our 2 and 8-day package is £199.00 including shipping.

    Our kits are shipped and returned via Royal Mail Tracked 24, however, due to the large volumes of freight moving through the network we may experience delays in receiving your sample. The Lab is located in Northampton should you prefer to drop your kit off directly or use an alternative courier of your choice.

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    Coronavirus [COVID-19]: Fit to Fly

    20/30 Labs are a gov.uk approved private test provider.

    How do I arrange a fit to fly test?

    Click on the fit to fly icon below. Please fill out the online registration/consent form. You will then be emailed a link for you to be able to make an online payment for £99 and your test kit will be posted out to you via the Royal Mail. Please only attend our site once you have performed the test. Swabbing is not permitted on site.

    When visiting the laboratory masks must be worn at all times. We kindly ask that if you do need to collect your kit from the laboratory for any reason, you wait outside the premises while our staff collect your kit/s for you.

    When you return your test to 20/30 Labs please leave the sample in the safe deposit box on site.

    Please note parking is very limited so please park your vehicle on the road outside the laboratory car park.

    We kindly ask that any waste must be placed in the 20/30 Labs bins or taken away with you and disposed of at home.

    We aim to get the results over to you with your ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate within 24 hours.

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    Coronavirus [Covid-19]: Test to Release

    Please click here to complete our online order form: please note you will need the following information before you complete your form.

  • Full name of passenger[s]
  • Contact details
  • Postal address
  • Quarantine address [if different to postal address]
  • DOB
  • Passport number
  • Arrival date
  • Date of last departure
  • Country[s] travelled through as part of your journey.
  • Flight/Coach number or vessel name.
  • Payment details
  • This test is not available for those who have travelled from or through a red list country. A list can be found on the following link.

    Our Test to Release analysis is £100.00 including shipping.

    Our kits are shipped and returned via Royal Mail Tracked 24, however, due to the large volumes of freight moving through the network we may experience delays in receiving your sample. The Lab is located in Northampton should you prefer to drop your kit off directly or use an alternative courier of your choice.

    If you are not located within a 40-mile radius of Northampton one of our testing partners will be able to help you. Please forward your enquiry to:

    Check My Body Health

    www.checkmybodyhealth.co.uk/product/covid-19-pcr-test-to-release

    Agilis Health

    https://forms.zohopublic.eu/agilishealth/form/CovidTestArrivals/formperma/NB6Ih7Pn-V81v8y7MkhjmOWmdfhqWQasAXgZpzMDW5E

    Or visit: www.agilishealth.co.uk