Test kits are suitable for adults aged 18 and over only. LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor test kits are for personal use only, and must not be ordered for anyone else.
How our COVID-19 test kit service works
Go through an online consultation and one of our clinicians will check the test is right for you
Receive your test kit by post, do the the test and send your sample back to the lab
Free to send back to the lab
View or download your results from your Patient Record. We’ll let you know as soon as they are ready by email or text
Up to an estimated 3 working days from when you receive a message from us confirming we have received your sample for processing. This timeline is an estimate and it could take our lab longer to process your results
How does the test work?
The antibody test works by analysing a sample of your blood to test it for COVID-19 antibodies.
An antibody is a protein that the body produces to help fight infection. If you have had COVID-19 or had the vaccine against it your body might have produced specific antibodies to fight off the virus.
Who can get a COVID-19 antibody test?
- Test kits are suitable for adults aged 18 and over only
- Test kits are for personal use only, and must not be ordered for anyone else
- You will be limited to one kit per person, per order
How much is the COVID-19 antibody test kit?
£50.00, including free delivery.
When will I get my results?
You will usually receive your results within 2-3 working days of the lab receiving your sample.
|Order approved by||Receive test kit by||Return to lab prior to postal cut off||Results received within|
|Before 1pm Mon - Fri||Next day, inc. Sat||Next day, inc. Sat||Up to 3 working days*|
|After 1pm Mon - Thur||Two days, inc. Sat||Next day, inc. Sat||Up to 3 working days*|
|After 1pm Fri||Next working Tues||Next day, inc. Sat||Up to 3 working days*|
|Sat||Next working Tues||Mon||Up to 3 working days*|
|Sun||Next working Tues||Tues||Up to 3 working days*|
*After you receive your sample processing notification
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a COVID-19 antibody test?
If you think you’ve had COVID-19 in the past, this antibody test can confirm this. Or you can use this test to check your body’s immune response to the COVID vaccine.
If you think you currently have COVID-19, you might want to get a COVID-19 swab test, which will confirm if you have the virus now.
How does the COVID-19 antibody test work?
The antibody test works by analysing a sample of your blood to test for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies.
An antibody is a protein that the body produces to help fight infection. If you have had COVID-19 your body might have produced specific antibodies to fight off the virus
How accurate is the antibody test?
The test has specificity of 98.8% and a sensitivity of 99.8%.
This means that:
- Out of 1000 people tested, 12 will get a positive result when they’re actually negative. This is called a false positive.
- Out of 1000 people with antibodies, 2 will test negative even though they’re positive. This is called a false negative.
Positive antibody test results
If you test positive for antibodies it means that there were COVID-19 antibodies in your blood sample. This means your body has produced a response to COVID-19, either from having the virus or the COVID-19 vaccine.
The level of antibodies can suggest your body’s response to either the virus or vaccine. As COVID-19 is still a fairly new virus, we don’t know yet what the significance of the level’s value or whether this might change with time and how long you might have this immune response.
Negative antibody test results
Testing negative for COVID-19 antibodies means that there were either no antibodies or the levels were too low to be of any significance.
You’ll be told your antibody levels are less than 0.4U/mL. This means you most likely haven’t had COVID-19 or had the vaccine.
Are your COVID-19 sampling kits fully regulated?
Yes. Our sampling kits include are CE-marked which means they conform to European standards for medical testing. The Roche antibody tests are legal to supply in the UK. Plus, the Doctors Laboratory (TDL) provides UK-accredited medical services globally.
How do I use the COVID-19 antibody blood sampling kit?
To collect the sample from the antibody COVID-19 test you will need to prick your little finger to produce blood. It’s important you follow the instructions provided in the kit very closely.