We are able to offer video-consultations regarding COVID-19 symptoms and arrange all appropriate testing. Some patients have ongoing symptoms long after the initial infection and she is experienced in investigating and evaluating these symptoms and advising on treatment,
Pre-test consultation is vital to ensure the correct test is requested and that the results are as meaningful as possible. Patients are not able to self refer for these tests.
COVID-19 antigen testing is done to determine if someone has an active COVID infection. This test is performed using a nasal and throat swab and results are returned within 48 hours.
COVID-19 antibody testing is performed using a blood sample taken from a vein in the arm. The samples are analysed and the results returned within 48 hours. A positive sample indicates prior COVID infection. A negative sample does not mean there has been no COVID infection, but that antibodies were not detected by this particular test. Dr Brame is more than happy to discuss the outcome and implications for all test results.
COVID testing may be covered by your insurance policy. Please call your insurer prior to booking to ensure that the service is covered.
We also offer a self pay option for £97 for the Consultation fee for a pre-test COVID screening appointment. A follow up appointment would be charged at the same rate but may not be required.
The cost of the antibody test and antigen test will be charged by HCA directly, a phlebotomy charge will also be included. Please call for further up to date estimates of cost.