VIVO Clinic is using its current infrastructure to provide private COVID-19 testing to those who would like to test for the virus.
VIVO Clinic offer a range of testing for the coronavirus, including in-clinic phlebotomy antibody testing and phlebotomy services at your home. Their mission is to help reduce pressure on the NHS and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by giving private organisations access to testing.
VIVO Clinic can provide your organisation with Abbott’s IgG Antibody Test, where a blood sample is collected via phlebotomy. The test determines if you have previously been infected with COVID-19. This can help organisations to determine if it is safe for your employees to work. You can undergo sample collection for Abbott’s COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test at one of our clinics across the UK, or at your home or workplace. With our phlebotomy services, our qualified Phlebotomists will collect a venous sample directly from the vein. Following this, the sample will be sent to a CQC registered and Public Health approved laboratory that we have partnered with, who will carry out Abbott’s COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test using Abbott’s Architect Machine.
Medical professionals will examine the blood sample to determine if Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies related to COVID-19 are present. IgG antibodies are associated with longer-term immunity to diseases. However, it is important to note that Abbott’s pathology-based IgG Antibody Test does not confirm if you are completely immune to the coronavirus.
Abbott’s COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test was one of the first antibody tests to be approved for individual use by Public Health England. This type of COVID-19 test has a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 99%. Results are sent to clients within 48 hours after the laboratory has received your sample. The UK government are using antibody tests like Abbott’s to screen NHS workers.
VIVO Clinic are able to offer the following services:
In-Clinic Phlebotomist Services – Abbott IgG Antibody Test
You can make an appointment with one of our qualified Phlebotomists, who will collect a venous blood sample directly from your vein. Rest assured, our Phlebotomists have the relevant qualifications to be able to collect a venous blood sample, and will be wearing all of the necessary PPE when collecting the sample. Once the Phlebotomist has collected the venous sample, this will be sent to the government approved laboratory that we have partnered with.
Once the laboratory has received your venous sample, they will conduct Abbott’s COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test to confirm if you have previously had the coronavirus. You will be sent your results within 48 hours.
Home Visit Phlebotomist Services – Abbott IgG Antibody Test
If you are unable to attend one of our clinics across the UK, we can arrange for one of our qualified Phlebotomists to visit your home or workplace to collect a venous sample. Our qualified Phlebotomists will arrive wearing all of the necessary PPE. Once the venous blood sample has been collected, our Phlebotomists will take away any used components to be disposed of safely.
The sample will then be sent to the government approved laboratory, where it will be analysed. You should be sent your results within 48 hours after the laboratory has received your sample.
You can find out more about VIVO Clinic by visiting https://vivoclinic.com, or give them a call on 0333 305 8486.
Once the venous sample has been collected by the qualified Medical Professional, you must send this to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope provided. You must send the venous sample on the same day that it is collected to avoid issues such as clotting which may prevent the laboratory from testing the sample.
You will be sent your results within 48 hours of the laboratory receiving your sample.
COVID-19 PCR Tests
PCR tests are currently being used by the UK government to determine who is infected with COVID-19. The PCR test in