Covid 19 antibody tests- our review in the Daily Mail

A journalist came in unannounced to our clinic and the write up was excellent – please see the link below

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8332927/I-family-guinea-pig-new-Covid-antibody-test.html

 

“I went online to book my test one evening after a simple Google search of ‘Covid-19 antibody check’. Early the next morning I got a phone call from a pleasant-sounding woman at the clinic I had chosen. She checked my name and address, gave me a 1pm slot that day and took my £190 payment.”

“Three-and-a-half hours later, I received an email from the clinic saying I was in the clear.

And that means, almost certainly, that Nigel did not have the virus, either, when he ended up in hospital the first time.

I am sure I am not the only one rushing to have the test.

Even if you test positive, it does not guarantee immunity from the disease. The makers of the Government tests — Abbott Laboratories in the U.S. and Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche — make that clear.

But these tests give us a glimmer of hope. They will help scientists get a ‘bigger picture’ of Covid-19’s lethal antics”

About Dr Gerlis

Dr Laurence Gerlis qualified with double First Class Honours from Clare College Cambridge where he was a scholar and William Butler prize winner - he was a Price scholar at the Royal London Hospital. He was responsible for the first-ever worldwide approval of human insulin for use in patients. Dr Gerlis is a Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and holds the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM).

Dr Gerlis