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Covid-19 tests

 

Secret Spa have partnered with Effect Doctors™ to bring COVID-19 tests safely to your home. Carried out by an experienced team of Doctors, you can benefit from a home visit from a medical professional for your Covid-19 testing.

Both Covid-19 Swab Tests and Covid-19 Antibody Tests are available to book now to all London addresses.

Fast turnaround

We offer short-notice appointments with results turned around in 48 – 72 hours.

Two types of test

Active infection can be identified with a swab test; previous infection can be identified with an antibody test

Accuracy

The Public Healthcare-approved tests are among the most accurate on the market with a specificity of 100% and sensitivity of +97.5%

Covid-19 Test Menu

 

Covid-19 Swab Test

£249 More details

A quick and highly accurate nose and throat swab to detect the presence of active Covid-19 infection. There is an option to include a Negative PCR Swab Doctors Certificate.

The swab samples will be taken in your home by a Doctor. The PCR swab uses samples from the back of the nose and throat to detect current, active coronavirus infection with very high accuracy. This PCR swab test is suitable for those that have current or recent symptoms or those that have come into contact with an individual who may have Covid-19.

Results are analysed in an accredited medical laboratory and delivered within 48 hours. A Negative PCR Swab Certificate can be provided if you need to travel overseas and require a negative Antigen PCR test to be provided on arrival along with a travel certificate signed by a medical professional. You will receive your certificate within 48 hours of the swab being received by the laboratory. We recommend undertaking the swab 72 hours before you travel.

Covid-19 Antibody Test

£150 More details

A blood test to identify antibodies against Covid-19 with results in 48 hours.

A medical professional will visit you in the comfort and convenience of your home, hotel or office and take a small sample of blood which will be analysed in a top London Laboratory using a Public Health England-approved test with a specificity of 100% & sensitivity of 97.5%. This is the most accurate test available on the market.

The scientists are not yet sure if the presence of antibodies mean you are immune. What we can say is that having IgG antibodies to other viruses within the coronavirus group is associated with at least short-term immunity to re-infection. However, you should continue to follow the governments’ guidelines regarding social distancing and protecting yourself and others against infection.

As seen in…

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“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.”

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“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.”

FAQs

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.