CORONAVIRUS TESTS


Here at Brown and White we are committed to assisting the workforce by making private COVID-19 tests accessible and affordable to UK workers. Our tests are independently sourced and have no impact on the NHS capacity, indeed, by making paid tests available in this way, we and everyone who uses our service are assisting the NHS by reducing the testing burden on them.

 

Our tests are NOT FOR HOME USE. It is important to have tests including the swab test carried out by someone trained to do it which is why ALL of our tests include a telephone consultation and the test itself is carried out by a trained member of staff at our COVID secure premises in Colchester.

 

Our antigen swab tests are used in order for you to be able to travel / work etc. We do not offer on-site Covid tests for patients with current or recent symptoms. Please help us protect the clinic and its staff so that we can continue to be of service to you.

 

The majority of people with COVID-19 have uncomplicated or mild illness (81%), with symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough (with or without phlegm production), appetite/weight loss, malaise, muscle pain, sore throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, or headache.

Currently we have two types of test here at Brown and White as follows:

 

Purchase your test now then call us to book your appointment! All tests are non refundable under any circumstances


WE DO NOT OFFER PCR TESTING

Have you had it?

Antibody Blood Test - Only £19.99 

(including telephone consultation) 

 

For those that feel that they have previously been infected with the COVID virus. Most patients that have had the disease have been found to produce the IgG antibody. 

 

Testing should be done fourteen days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms. 

 

Please note; it is not yet fully known if an individual with a positive result showing presence of IgG levels following being infected with COVID-19 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long the protective immunity may last. Therefore all guidelines regarding social distancing and personal protection should still be adhered to even if antibody tests are positive suggesting that one has had the infection previously. Do not start hugging people who have coughs or a high temperature! 

 

Please talk with your Doctor if you have any questions regarding the tests or the implications for the results for you 

 

All antibody blood test results are available within 15 minutes. 





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Have you got it?

Antigen Swab Test - £24.99

(or £44.98 with fit to fly certificate, select from drop down below)

(including telephone consultation) 

 

It is the only 15 minute Antigen in the UK. We carry this test out inhouse too as it is imperative that the swab test is done by a trained member of staff to ensure it is done properly. Home swab kits leave a great deal of room for user error. 

 

This test is ONLY for those that need testing as part of requirements for AIR TRAVEL, WORK or similar.  

 

It is the patients responsibility to understand the requirements of the Airline or test-requiring agency with regard to timing of the swab test and when results are needed. We cannot give specific advice in this respect.

 

Please be aware that on-site testing is only allowed if you are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19. If you are showing symptoms please contact us direct to arrange an off site test. 

 

An email will be sent to confirm the date, time & outcome of the test.  

 

All Antigen test results are available within 15 minutes.


With or without fit to fly certificate

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Buy both tests and save 50% on the Antibody Blood Test

 Antigen swab AND Antibody Blood Test

- £34.99

(including telephone consultation) 

 

The antibody test is for those that feel that they have previously been infected with the COVID virus. Most patients that have had the disease have been found to produce the IgG antibody. This is detected with a simple blood test.

The Antigen test is a combined throat and nasal swab. It is the only 15 minute Antigen in the UK. We carry this test out inhouse too as it is imperative that the swab test is done by a trained member of staff to ensure it is done properly. Home swab kits leave a great deal of room for user error. 

 

The Antigen test is ONLY for those that need testing as part of requirements for AIR TRAVEL, WORK or similar.  

 

Please be aware that on-site testing is only allowed if you are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19. If you are showing symptoms please contact us direct to arrange an off site test.  

 

All antibody and Antigen test results are available within 15 minutes.



 

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Purchase your test now then access our online booking system by clicking here, sign in or register, then go to Beauty Treatments - Covid Testing to book your appointment!

 

All tests are non refundable under any circumstances.  

WE DO NOT OFFER PCR TESTING

Product Information

COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a solid phase immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to 2019 Novel Coronavirus in human whole blood, serum or plasma.

 

The Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens directly or after the swabs have been added to viral transport media from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) does not differentiate between SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.

 

All tests are CE marked. This means that the test has been validated by the manufacturer and is in line with the health and safety standards of the European Economic Area. For Testing For All to offer this test in the UK market we use the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test that is CE marked and validated for finger-prick (capillary) blood, and a blood collection kit that is CE IVD marked and validated for use by individuals (lay use). 

 

Antibody Test Reliability

This test uses the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay which has at greater than or equal to 14 days since onset of symptoms a manufacturer stated sensitivity % (95 %CI) of 99.5% (97.0-100%) and an overall clinical specificity % (95 %CI) of 99.80% (99.69-99.88). 

Public Health England validated this assay in two separate validations. In the report Evaluation of sensitivity and specificity of four commercially available SARS-CoV-2 antibody immunoassays the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay was found to have sensitivity [95% CI] 97.2 (95.4, 98.4) and specificity [95% CI] 99.8 (99.3, 100)

Carrying out the tests


All tests are carried out at our COVID secure premises by a fully trained and certificated member of staff. 


The video demonstrates the Antigen Swab Test being performed by a certificated and trained member of staff. You will note the speed of the test. 


Results are received in just a few minutes.

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