Doctorcall now provides Coronavirus Covid-19 Home Testing Kits. These are tested at an accredited lab which is the largest in the UK.
If you prefer to be tested by a doctor, please book an appointment in one of our clinics or request a home visit within our areas of cover by calling us on 0344 257 0345.
If you prefer to have a doctor or nurse conduct the test, we offer clinic appointments for antibody testing in both London and Manchester.
In London, one of our doctors can visit you in your home to test for antibodies or to take a swab for the virus itself.
Our clinics in London and Manchester remain open and you can book an appointment online for Covid-19 antibody testing or for any GP matter.
For immediate results, our doctors can carry out an "instant" IgG antibody test. You can have results in about 10 - 15 minutes.
The doctor can also carry out Covid-19 IgG antibody tests, where your blood sample will be analysed in our lab. This is more accurate with 100% sensitivity and results available within 48 hours.
Find out if you currently have a Covid-19 infection. Our doctor can carry out a swab test with results available within 48 hours.
In London, we can arrange for a doctor to visit you at home, or a place that suits you, to carry out Covid-19 tests. The doctor can usually be with you in around 90 minutes.
To arrange for a doctors visit for Covid-19 testing, please call us on 0344 257 0345. Please note we can provide both antibody testing and viral testing at home.
To arrange for a UK-based GMC registered doctor to visit you, please call 0344 257 0345, or book online:
There are two types of home testing kits available:
Home Sample Kit. This is the "have I had the virus?" test.
For those who may have already had Covid-19, follow the simple instructions to take your own finger-prick test and return it in the prepaid packet which fits in a normal letterbox.
Our ELISA test is one of the leading Covid-19 IgG antibody tests and is tested in the largest accredited lab in the UK and can provide results within 24 hours. Results are sent to you my SMS text.
This is the "do I currently have the virus?" test.
For those with suspected Covid-19 symptoms, take your own swab and return it in the prepaid packet which fits in a normal letter box. It is tested in the largest accredited lab in the UK.
Your result is available within 2 to 3 days (compared with 10 days for other tests) and is delivered to you by SMS text.
We are working hard to keep all our customers and patients safe during this time.
Doctorcall was established in 1989. We operate three clinics in England - two in London and one in Manchester - and we're regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). All of our doctors are UK-based and registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).
The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. You can verify our status and 'Good' inspection award on the CQC website here.
If you would like more information, please contact us.
About Doctor-led Tests
When you have doctor-led tests we can provide instant results and on and we test for both IgG which indicates immunity and also for IgM which indicates recent exposure. The near-patient test we use is manufactured in Germany and is approved by the EU and US regulators. The test is CE marked.
The NADAL® COVID-19 IgG/IgM Test is a chromatographic lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG and IgM in human whole blood, serum or plasma samples.
DocGuide states that antibody detection may play an important role in the diagnosis of COVID-19. View the article here.
It appears you need to have had significant symptoms of Covid-19 to have developed a measurable antibody response. This fits with the finding that those who have had a mild illness appear to be able to catch it again.
Even those who have not had symptoms may have had a sub-clinical infection. However, the chances of having developed an antibody response appear to be low.
A private GP Coronavirus Covid-19 antibody test by a doctor.