Superdrug launch nurse-led coronavirus testing service

Superdrug launch nurse-led coronavirus testing service

Superdrug is the first high-street retailer to announce a coronavirus testing service as parts of pre-lockdown life begin to return in the UK.
The antibody test uses a patient’s venous blood sample drawn by nurses at Superdrug stores.
It won’t be available at every one of the retailer’s outlets, though. Initially, it will be available at 30 health clinics with a further 12 launching in the coming weeks.
The testing is aligned with and accredited by with the government’s guidelines.
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The antibody test will let people know whether they’ve had COVID-19 at any point in the past and if the body has produced an immune response.
Scientists haven’t been able to conclude whether or not past coronavirus patients will get immunity from the virus, yet, although it’s not thought that anybody has suffered from it twice.
The blood test is open to anybody who is over the age of 18, but if symptoms have only recently developed, you must wait 14 days before testing.
People who want to take up Superdrug’s testing service will have to book an appointment and complete a questionnaire before visiting the store for their test.
Patients are also being asked to take ID with them to prove who they are.
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People opting to try the test will then have to wait between three-five days to get the results of their blood test back.
The test is 97.5% accurate and it seems there are two primary reasons why some people who have had the virus don’t receive a positive result.
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