Everything Genetic launches COVID-19 antibody rapid test

We are proud to announce the launch of our first test for coronavirus (COVID-19) – the COVIDtestUK Antibody Instant Test.

The COVIDtestUK Antibody Instant Test is for the detection of antibodies in people who have already been infected by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) that causes the COVID-19 disease.

The COVIDtestUK Antibody Instant Test Cassette is a lateral flow immunoassay that detects late marker IgG antibodies in human finger-prick blood samples (whole blood/serum/plasma).

Commenting on this announcement, our company founder and CEO James Price said:

“The launch of our antibody instant test is an exciting development for Everything Genetic in our efforts to support the UK’s national response to this global pandemic.”

“Recent studies show that a high percentage of people show no clinical symptoms of the virus, making testing vitally important. The CE marked test can be used for the rapid testing of the workforce to identify those who have been infected by the virus, symptomatic and asymptomatic, with results in less than 10 minutes.”

Priority access for healthcare and keyworkers

We are currently prioritising access to this test to healthcare and keyworker communities across the UK* and we have recently partnered with a leading provider of out-of-hospital healthcare services, for the distribution of this rapid test kit for the testing of its employees.

The test is ideally suited for the testing of high-risk groups – including healthcare workers, teachers, food supply workers and those working in transport and logistics – who might already have developed a certain level of immunity and can continue and/or return to work.

And that’s just the start!

“In addition to our plans to make this antibody test available to the wider public in the near future, we will also very shortly be announcing the launch of a laboratory-based COVID-19 testing service in collaboration with Innermost Healthcare.

“This test will serve as a vital companion test for our portfolio of diagnostic genetic testing services to support the clinical management of cancer patients, as well as being available for general purchase,” added James.

Buy Now

If you are an employer of keyworkers or healthcare intermediary and would like more information about our COVIDtestUK Antibody Instant Test kits, please contact our Commercial Director Simon Davis on Tel: +44 (0) 7840 050413 or Email: simon@everythinggeneticltd.co.uk.

To buy the test kits, please click here.

*Please note:

  • We only supply the test kits directly to employers for a registered and licensed healthcare professional or occupational health nurse to administer the tests on site.
  • A registered GMC number is required in order to purchase.
  • Test kits are sold in packs of 25.
  • Not for resale.