There is no doubt you have heard about COVID-19 by now. At Renovatio, we have launched a new service to help our patients and community with a range of medical solutions from consultations to at home testing kits. This service has been developed by the Renovatio team led by myself as the Medical Director.
Our mission for developing this service is to help our community and offer easily available advice and testing. We have tried our best to offer an affordable price and ensure the service is available to anyone who needs it. We will be supporting our community, key workers and local charities.
We are donating tests to support those in need.
The Renovatio Clinic Coronavirus Testing Service is a medical led service, offering fast, safe and affordable tests. If you’re feeling unsure about the tests or have questions you can book a virtual consultation before or after your test.
In clinic blood test
Also known as a ‘Swab Test’
As a guide if you have symptoms then the antigen PCR test is indicated.
Otherwise, if you want to know if you have had the infection then the antibody test is recommended.
We do recommend speaking to a GP prior to or after your test however this is not required.
An extremely accurate antibody test which is used to identify if you have previously suffered from Coronavirus
The Covid-19 Antibody Test is used to detect IgG antibodies to the COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 virus.
This test can tell if a person has previously been infected. Most patients that have recovered from Coronavirus will have produced some antibodies.
This test should be taken at least 14 days after exposure or onset of symptoms.
Yes, the test can be done regardless of whether you have had symptoms or not.
Up to 4 out of 5 people who have had Coronavirus may have had a mild illness or may not show symptoms at all.
We will send you a home kit by post with all you need and a guide how to perform a finger prick blood sample. You will then send the test back to our lab in the pre-paid envelope provided, and we will contact you usually with the results within usually 72 of the lab receiving the result
A highly sensitive and accurate antigen test which is used to identify if you are currently infected with Coronavirus
The Covid-19 Antigen test is used to identify if you are currently infected.
The test detects virus RNA in patients, specifically the detection of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), an RNA virus.
1. Ensure hands are clean.
2. Remove the swab.
3. Insert swab into mouth (avoiding tongue).
4. Brush the swab repeatedly at the back of throat and tonsil areas (avoiding the tongue).
5. Then insert the same swab approximately 2cm into one nostril.
6. Gently rotate inside nostril for 3-5 seconds. Repeat the process for the other nostril using the same swab.
7. Place tip of swab into the tube and press down firmly to seal.
8. Record Forename, Surname, Date of Birth and Sample date on provided request form.
9. Place completed Request Form with swab into the sealable bag provided then into the pre-paid envelope and seal.
10. Arrange for envelope to be posted as directed.
A minimum sensitivity of 98% and specificity of 100% is reported by our partner laboratory.
There are limitations to this test. When there is a strong suspicion of Covid-19 and the test is negative it is recommended to have a further test in 24-48 hours.
Results are usually sent 3 days after the test is received by the lab
Some of these tests may be available from the NHS and this may be an option you wish to explore with the advice of your GP.
Order your COVID-19 Antibody or Antigen test today. If you have any questions please get in touch and one of our specialist team will be able to help