Covid-19 antibody tests can detect if you have had the infection in the past. They do not test for current infection. Your symptoms must have fully cleared up for at least 14 days before we can carry out a Covid-19 antibody test.
DocTap provide both instant point of care tests and laboratory analysed tests from our 10+ clinic locations across London. In both cases, a healthcare professional in PPE will take a blood sample for analysis. We do not provide "self collection" tests as many patients find them uncomfortable or disconcerting and struggle to collect a satisfactory sample.
We offer in clinic lateral flow antibody tests, which detect IgG and IgM antibodies. IgM antibodies are the first antibodies which your body produces after exposure to the virus. A positive IgM result is indicative of a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection. Some countries may require a negative IgM test prior to entry into the country, but please check the latest government's travel advice prior to booking a test.
IgG antibodies are often produced a little later after infection and are typically of most interest as they have the potential to confer some degree of immunity against reinfection. However, Covid-19 is still a new disease and there is still much to learn, including how much immunity IgG antibodies provide and for how long after the initial infection. It is important to still follow Government advice on vaccination and social distancing, even if you have developed antibodies to the virus.
If you would like to book this test, please book into any of our clinics, where one of our doctors will advise you. The price is £18 plus the cost of your GP consultation. This is an in-clinic test, therefore results will be received on the day.
If you would prefer a laboratory antibody test then this can be taken by a doctor at one of our GP clinics. In addition to IgM laboratory antibody tests, we offer 2 IgG laboratory tests, one to check for antibodies from previous infection, and one to check for the presence of antibodies in response to the Covid-19 vaccine. The price starts at £49 plus the cost of your GP consultation (typically £59). You will receive your results by email in 1-2 days time.
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Should you prefer a Covid-19 test which is analysed in a laboratory then any of our GPs can take this for you. We offer 2 laboratory tests, one to check for antibodies from previous infection, and one to check for the presence of antibodies in response to the Covid-19 vaccine. Please select Laboratory Antibody Test on the booking page. The GP consultation fee is payable on booking (typically £59) and the test itself (£49) will be payable in the consultation once you have discussed it with the doctor. Antibody tests check whether you have had the virus in the past, NOT whether you are currently infected. We can only do antibody tests 14+ days after all your symptoms have cleared up.
We are pleased to have the widest range and best priced Covid-19 tests of any London clinic. Please visit the booking page for a full list of tests, prices and availability. Some of our most popular tests are:
All tests are booked online here. Simply select Covid-19 Coronavirus Test / Fit to Fly. Then choose the type of test which you require and it will show you all the clinic locations and times you can book. Different clinics offer different types of test, so you may wish to select a couple of different test types to find the most convenient location for you. PCR tests cost from £129 and point of care tests from £59.
Should you require multiple tests for your trip then please book them all individually.
Our tests are carried out at one of our 5+ London clinics, staffed by healthcare professionals. To select a location, simply visit the booking page and select Covid-19 Coronavirus Test / Fit to Fly. Choose the type of test which you require and it will show you all the available clinic locations and times. Different clinics offer different types of test, so you may wish to select a couple of different test types to find the most convenient location for you.
We charge extra for changing the appointment date/time/location as our prices vary depending on peak times. We can refund in full so long as you have not yet taken the test, but unable to make changes or refunds after you have taken the test. To change or cancel your test please log into your DocTap account.
Please Note: Day 2 and Day 8 are mandatory tests and therefore non-refundable. However, we can change your appointment date/time/location if required.
Simply book a test for the first member of your party. Then repeat the process for another test, but on the payment screen enter the details of the second person. Repeat for any other members of your party.
If you have accidentally booked multiple tests for the same person then don't worry, you will receive an automated email checking that this is what you wanted. To make a change simply reply to the email with the second person's details. Please ensure we have the correct details before you take your test.
Our tests are taken by a healthcare professional, however in some cases, you can perform a clinic-guided self-swab where applicable. PCR tests require a swab to be taken from the back of your throat and/or nose. Lateral flow tests require a swab from nose and/or throat. The testing procedure can be a little uncomfortable but should not hurt.
No. We are only able to offer tests for patient who do not have symptoms of Covid-19. You will be asked to confirm this on booking. If you have symptoms please book an NHS test.
When attending your appointment, please bring your booking reference number (in your confirmation email) and official, government-issue photo identification. Your ID needs to match the name that the booking is under.
Please Note: Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Both the minor and guardian must show a valid ID.
You will receive your doctor's letter as soon as your results are ready. This will include:
For PCR tests you will also receive a separate results certificate produced by the laboratory themselves. This includes:
Yes. Many countries require your passport number to be present on your test results certificate. You will be invited to enter your passport number or ID number on booking. Alternatively, you can enter it at any time in your DocTap portal. It will then be shown on your test results certificate.
To ensure the fastest possible turnaround, your results and doctor's certificate will be emailed to you. Our doctor's letters are on a DocTap headed document and include the signature and GMC number of our medical director. We have had very few requests for paper copies or stamps.
Should you require one of these then we can arrange it to be stamped or signed at one of our London clinics at no extra charge. If you require this please let us know once you have received your results. Please allow an additional 24 hours to arrange printing and signing of your certificate. We only have a limited number of London locations where you can collect a certificate from. We will be able to advise you on your options depending on the day your results are available.