As part of the national response to COVID-19, antibody testing is now available for staff and some or our patients.

Patients who are already having blood taken as part of other tests (either in hospital or via their GP practice within the community blood clinic) may be asked whether they would like an antibody test. The test is completely voluntary. 

It’s important to note that this is not a test for immunity, there is no strong evidence yet to suggest that those who have had the virus develop long-lasting immunity which would prevent them from getting the virus again. Antibody testing at this stage is useful primarily to improve our understanding about the spread of the virus.

For the latest information about the antibody tests, please go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-antibody-tests/coronavirus-covid-19-antibody-tests

 

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