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 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 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) criteria for Antibody Testing.

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: www.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 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 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.

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 ready for collection from reception.
This is not a postal service so please be aware you will need to collect/return your kit in person.

Please click the icon below to order.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test to Release for international travel

20/30 Labs are a gov.uk approved private test provider.  You may pay for a Covid-19 test to find out if you can reduce your self-isolation period after international travel.

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 your unique reference number which will allow you to complete the passenger locater form here.

The payment link for £99 will then be emailed to you and your test kit will be ready to collect from reception.
This is not a postal service so please be aware you will need to collect/return your kit in person.

How the scheme works:

The Test to Release for International Travel scheme is for people who need to self-isolate on arrival in England.  Under the scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.  The earliest you can take the test is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list.

For full Scheme rules please visit www.gov.uk.

If you test negative you can stop self-isolating as soon as you receive the result.

If you test positive for COVID-19 you need to self-isolate for another 10 days. Count the 10 days starting from the day you took the test, or from when you first had symptoms if that is earlier.  People you live with in the UK, or people you are staying with, should also self-isolate for 10 days from the date of your positive test.

Please click the icon below to order.

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

MedicSpot
https://www.medicspot.co.uk/test-to-release?utm_source=gov&utm_medium=2030
Or email: tests@medicspot.co.uk

Agilis Health
https://forms.zohopublic.eu/agilishealth/form/CovidTestArrivals/formperma/NB6Ih7Pn-V81v8y7MkhjmOWmdfhqWQasAXgZpzMDW5E
Or visit: www.agilishealth.co.uk

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