“Secret Spa’s option of having a team of highly trained doctors specialising in diagnostic blood tests on hand will certainly take the stress out of conducting tests correctly at home.”
“At-home beauty services have boomed in recent months, with many of us looking for an alternative to travelling out to a salon. But as our lives continue to change, so too have our beauty and wellness demands, with traditional grooming services being replaced by health-oriented treatments. The most noteworthy is the launch of at-home Covid-19 antibody and swab tests, which are sure to prove popular in the coming months.”
How quickly do you receive your results?
Results are analysed in a top London laboratory that deliver results within 48 hours.
*Update* Dmand has recently surged such that results are now delivered within 72 hours, but often sooner.
Which Covid-19 test should I book?
The Covid-19 Swab tests for active infection of Covid-19. This is suitable for those that have current or very recent symptoms or those that have recently come into contact with an individual who may have Covid-19. A Negative PCR Swab Doctors certificate can be provided, which can be used as evidence that you do not have an active coronavirus infection.
The Covid-19 Antibody Tests provide confirmation of past infection by identifying the presence of IgG antibodies in your blood. This antibody test is suitable for individuals who have had symptoms more than 14 days ago.
Which test is used and what is their accuracy?
The Covid-19 Swab Test uses Universal Transport medium swabs, which show a minimum specificity of 100% and sensitivity of 98%, with no cross-reactivity with other viruses.
For the Covid-19 Antibody Test, Effect Doctors uses the Public Health England-approved Abbott IgG test to provide you with the most reliable and accurate results. This has a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 97.5%.
How are the tests taken?
In both instances a doctor will visit you in your home to carry out the tests, wearing full PPE including mask and gloves. Sterile, single use equipment is used.
The Covid-19 Swab Test involves a PCR swab, which takes a small sample from the back of the nose and throat.
The Covid-19 Antibody Test requires the doctor taking a small amount of blood, which is couriered on to the laboratory for analysis.
A team of highly qualified doctors with full industry registration and medical indemnity.
The Effect Doctors™ team came together in 2017, led by Doctor William Turner, an Anaesthetic Doctor.
They have a team of Doctors constantly on call in London ready to deliver you Covid-19 Tests, other Diagnostic Blood Tests and IV Drips.