Private Coronavirus Testing is available in a number of Harley Street Clinics.
Currently only people in hospital are being tested for coronavirus.
If you have symptoms and you’re not sure if you have the virus, you may well not be able to find out – even if you’re working for the NHS.
The UK Government has said over 100,000 people had so far been tested for Covid 19
The health authorities wants to see 25,000 tests being done a day within four weeks.
There are two main reasons for testing people:
- to diagnose them individually,
- and to try to understand how far the virus has spread in the wider population.
The private Coronavirus test cost £350.
The test kit is posted to patients who then return it in the post with results due in seven to ten days and this will tell you if you have Covid-19 via a download facility.
What is a Private Coronavirus test?
The private corona virus test kits assess whether you currently have the virus.
The Covid 19 test will say whether your body has the specific antibodies to fight it off.
The presence of antibodies indicates that you’ve had the virus in the past.
Knowing how many people had had the virus would help the authorities model its spread and to estimate the proportion of the population that is currently immune.
Regular and widespread testing is a critical step in slowing the outbreak and managing the Coronavirus pandemic.
The test that our clinical service uses is provided by one of the biggest testing laboratories in the world with a very reputable track record.
The test is a panel test which will differentiate between the lethal Covid-19 virus and 11 other non lethal viruses with the same symptoms.
How Does the Covid 19 Test Work?
At all times, the patient should have full clinical support which is overseen by the Harley St Clinic
Once the test has been ordered, the Corona virus testing kit is posted to the patients home or preferred address.
The test sample is then placed in the box provided and posted back as per the instructions.
If the test sample is positive for Covid-19 then full post test consultations will be available for the patient.
The test results should normally be available within 7 days.
Positive Covid-19 results will be shared with the NHS so that cases can be properly tracked as it is a notifiable disease.