Jersey’s first independent COVID-19 antibody testing Centre

Business Testing

The optimal return to work strategy during this Covid-19 era involves knowing that your work force is free of the virus and therefore not infected or infectious to others.

Armed with this essential information about your workforce, you can then take strategic steps to welcome back your team into the office environment.
Thereafter, its clear that a stringent monitoring process will need to be in place with regular review.

Please contact us to talk about you testing requirements, we are able to provide tailored solutions to meet your operational needs. With tests being performed at your office by suitable trained members of our team.

Home Testing

You can now be tested in the comfort of your home. One of our trained staff will come to your home and perform the simple test for you and your loved ones.


How do the tests work?

These tests identify the presence of antibodies in your blood. The test works by identifying two types of antibodies in the blood.

  • Traces of IgM antibody – If traces of IgM have been detected this means you may still be infected, or you may have recently recovered from a Covid-19 infection. You will be asked to go home and contact the local Covid-19 hotline on 01534 445566 for further advice, they will be able to check via a PCR swab test to confirm whether or not you are still infectious.
  • Traces of IgG antibody – These antibodies indicate that you may have had Covid-19 in the recent past and have developed antibodies that may protect you from future infection. It is unknown at this point how much protection antibodies might provide against reinfection. The hope is that people who’ve been infected by and develop antibodies may be able to ward off future reinfections, confidently returning to everyday life although this is still a grey area and does not mean you have immunity.

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How accurate are these tests?

The OnSite COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test has a 86% to 98% accuracy range on sensitivity and 95% to 100% specificity making it one of the most effective screening tests for COVID-19 the reason for the % accuracy ranges comes from several independent reports carried out on the tests –

OnSite rapid tests test for IgM and IgG. From the chart below and the table above you can see that the sensitivity and specificity for both of these antibodies has the best results from 20days after you have contracted the virus, this is when Onsite tests are most effective. Prior to this the most reliable option to confirm a positive or negative result is a PCR test which will only be carried out at present by government if you are symptomatic.  If you are symptomatic, you should call the Covid-19 helpline 01534 445566.

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What happens after the test?

  • The outcome of your results will determine what happens next
  • There will be three potential outcomes following your test results;
    • Traces of IgM antibody – If traces of IgM have been detected this means you may still be infected, or you may have recently recovered from a Covid-19 infection. You will be asked to go home and contact the local Covid-19 hotline on 01534 445566 for further advice, they will be able to check via a PCR swab test to confirm whether or not you are still infectious.
    • Traces of IgG antibody – These antibodies indicate that you may have had Covid-19 in the recent past and have developed antibodies that may protect you from future infection. It is unknown at this point how much protection antibodies might provide against reinfection. The hope is that people who’ve been infected by and develop antibodies may be able to ward off future reinfections, confidently returning to everyday life although this is still a grey area and does not mean you have immunity.
    • Negative – This means that you most likely have not been infected by Covid-19, however if you have come into contact with someone with Covid-19 very recently there is also a possibility you have not generated enough antibodies in your blood to generate a positive result. We would recommend getting tested every 2-3 weeks until the virus is contained.
  • A leaflet will be given to you containing all the information you need based on your result

Safety

All staff are fully trained healthcare professionals. Our number one priority is both yours and their safety. Our testing team wear full PPE clothing and we take all the necessary precautions to prevent any cross contamination.


Will it hurt?

The test involves a pin prick to your finger, which draws enough blood (just a few drops), so that our professionals can carry out your test.


What happens with my results?

Your data is private, after your test your results will be anonymised.


What does it cost?

  • Child (up to 16 yo) – £37.50 
  • OAP (65+) – £49.99
  • Critical Workers (must bring ID) – £49.99
  • Adult – £74.99
  • Multiple Adults – £49.99 each