All those interested in finding out whether they may have had the virus could find out with the help of local biomedical company NTL Biologica.

Coronavirus has changed the way we live forever, and no one has been left unaffected. As the country continues to struggle in the grip of the pandemic, many of us are left wondering whether we may have had the virus over the last few months. An antibody test, which requires only a few drops of blood via a fingerprick test, could tell you whether that illness you suffered several months ago was indeed due to Covid-19 infection.

Luckily for the people of High Wycombe and the surrounding area, a mobile testing unit run by biomedical company NTL Biologica situated at the Eden Centre, High Wycombe, On Monday, September 28 and Monday, October 5.

We will be testing in the Eden Centre, Eden Place, Oxford Rd, High Wycombe, HP11 2DQ, from 10am till 2pm. To book your appointment, visit: 

The bus carries testing equipment sourced from South Korea and a team of trained technicians to provide highly accurate antibody testing, with results returned in less than 12 hours. The test uses FIA (Fluorescence immunoassay) technology to remove human error and give a detailed analysis of a person’s Covid-19 specific antibody concentration.

A spokesperson from NTL Biologica said: “We look forward to providing this bespoke service to all those that may not have easy access to testing in the UK. The government is focused on providing tests to show whether a person is currently infected with Covid-19 (PCR swab tests) but thousands of people are now wondering whether the flu-like symptoms they experienced earlier in the year was, in fact, Covid-19. Our test will be able to tell them.

"We want to assist in the national effort to have accurate data collection so that the analysed information can lead us to solutions for the Covid-19 pandemic”.

NTL Biologica also aims to monitor the proportion of people testing positive in different regions of the country and to identify if the antibodies of those who have had the virus are changing over time.
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IgM and IgG - What the results mean 

Both IgM and IgG are Negative

The subject’s immune system has not produced any antibodies to the coronavirus and is not suspected of having Covid-19. It is not likely the subject has had the infection in the past and the subject is not immune to getting the infection in the future.

IgG is Positive and IgM is Negative

The subject’s immune system has produced longer-acting antibodies to the target viral antigen. The subject likely had the infection several weeks ago, even if no symptoms were present.

Depending on the time that has passed since exposure, it is unlikely that the subject is spreading the virus.

IgM is Positive and IgG is Negative

This test result indicates that the immune system is actively producing antibodies to a recent infection. The subject should immediately isolate from healthy individuals for 7 days and seek further medical advice if symptoms develop. This subject can likely spread the disease to others, even when asymptomatic.

Both IgM and IgG are Positive

The subject’s immune system is actively producing antibodies to an ongoing infection that likely began more than 14 days ago. If the subject is asymptomatic, they are now unlikely to be spreading the virus. However, if they do have symptoms, they should immediately self-isolate and contact 111 for acute testing.