Vanité Clinic are now offering Coronavirus testing at our clinic in Solihull, Birmingham, including the following COVID-19 tests:
COVID-19 PCR Swab Test
Our health care professionals will take a swab from inside your throat and nose. This swab is then tested for the virus itself and identifies the Viral DNA. The results are available within 48 hours.
This swab test detects active presence of the virus i.e. shows that you currently have COVID-19 or not.
Swabs are analysed in a laboratory with results back in 3 working days.
If you require this test with a certificate for travel purposes please call the clinic for further information.
The cost of the consultation, PCR swab test undertaken by our health care professional , Pathology report and Fit to Fly Medical Certificate indicating that you are ‘Covid 19 Negative’ is £170.
Cost of COVID-19 PCR Test:
£170 including Fit to Fly Medical certificate
Major airlines are requesting a negative COVID-19 test result and certificate prior to travelling abroad. A COVID-19 test should be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure.
Please check with your airline, which test they require (PCR test, Antibody test or both)? We recommend both tests to be undertaken to ensure that you are fully covered.
COVID-19 Antibody Test
With results in only 10 minutes, the COVID-19 antibody test is a finger prick test which identifies if the body has developed an antibody response to a COVID-19 infection. It is not a viral test to identify if you currently have COVID-19.
The test is highly sensitive and specific detecting IgG antibodies; however, no test can be 100% accurate:
- >99.9% sensitivity – this means that among 1,000 people who have had coronavirus, almost 100% of them will correctly test positive.
- 98% specificity – this means that among 1,000 people who have not had coronavirus, 980 of them will correctly test negative.
Please note that until proven, the presence of COVID-19 antibodies does not mean that you have immunity against further infection of the virus.
The antibody test should only be performed 21 days after recovery from COVID-19 symptoms or 28 days after contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms. This is to ensure that there has been enough time for detectable antibodies to have built up in the blood.
Cost per COVID Antibody Test
£70 including certificate
Before attending the clinic
Please ensure you wear a mask to your appointment. Also please bring your passport to your appointment as your passport number will be required for your Medical Certificate for the Airline.
Before booking an appointment, please answer these following questions;
- You do not have a fever
- You do not have a new, continuous cough
- You do not have shortness of breath
- You have not been in contact with someone suspected or known to have coronavirus
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, please self isolate for 14 days and contact the practice if you require GP advice.
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits for customers who want to check if they currently have COVID-19. This might be because they want to visit a friend or relative or go back to work but want to be sure it is safe to do so.
The test involves taking a nasal swab and results are returned within 15 minutes.
This test is not valid for travel
Cost of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test = £110
The Fortress Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test is a single use in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in nasopharyngeal swab specimens, directly from patients suspected for infection with SARS-CoV-2 by their healthcare provider. This test is intended to assist in the rapid diagnosis of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19). The Fortress Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test does not differentiate between SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.
Clinical Sensitivity, Specificity and Accuracy
The Fortress Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test has been evaluated with specimens obtained from patients. A commercialised molecular assay was used as the reference method. The results show that the Fortress Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test has a high overall relative accuracy.
- Relative Sensitivity: 96.72%
- Relative Specificity: 99.22%
- Accuracy: 98.74%