Blood test for
T-Cell Response to COVID19
We have a new blood test available at My Specialist GP for patients wishing to check their T-Cell response to COVID-19. In response to the COVID virus your body can produce B-cell antibodies or T-Cell antibodies.
This test is called the Covid T-Cell test.
Until recently only a B-cell response could be tested via a blood test which is known to wane over time.
This new test from a UKAS registered lab in Oxford, can confirm if you have a T-cell antibody response.
There are 3 main reasons a patient might consider having this test:
A previous low response of B-Cell antibody - either post Vaccine or post COVID (which would have been revealed by a blood test)
Assist with decision making of whether to have further vaccinations
Surprisingly tested negative on PCR and lateral flow when in contact with COVID positive family or friends
The results from the test are either Reactive (positive) or Non-Reactive (negative). Currently this test cannot give a level of response.
Included in the cost of this test is an optional phone consultation with one of our GP’s to discuss the result/ implication.
How long does it take?First visit including initial assessment and very brief paperwork will take under 1 hour. Subsequent visits are under 40 minutes. All shots are under 10 minutes. The first visit will include a brief health questionnaire to make sure you are suitable and as it is a prescription treatment, our GP's will supervise your care. Each IV takes between 30-60 minutes to administer so we provide you with comfortable lounging chairs and reading materials for a relaxed experience.
What kind of preparation do I need to do before the IV infusion?Generally no special preparation is needed. It is important however NOT to consume any alcoholic beverages within 4 hours of infusion.
Who CANNOT get an IV infusion?If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or in generally poor health, undergoing chemotherapy, have history of heart disease, diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension or organ transplant, you should avoid IV infusion.
Are there any limitations after the infusion?There are absolutely no limitations afterward. To gain maximum benefits, however, we recommend avoiding alcohol for the remainder of the day.
Will I bruise after the infusion?Bruising at the site of the IV is uncommon, however can happen in people who are prone to easy bruising. We will take every step and precaution possible to minimize it.
How will I feel after the infusion?After the infusion you will have a feeling of calm, sustained energy, mental focus, and overall wellbeing that can last up to 2-3 days. During the first 5-10 minutes you might actually taste vitamins. As the infusion begins, you might feel calm and very relaxed and some people notice a slight 'buzzy' feeling which is pleasant and is only temporary. You might also have the mild taste of vitamins in your mouth which is only for 5-10 minutes at the beginning of the infusion. Then depending on which infusion you have had, the effects last from a few days to 2-3 weeks for the Royal Flush.
How often should I get the infusion?For maximum benefits we recommend “loading up” phase of 4 once-a week treatments followed by once or twice a month infusion “maintenance” phase. This would depend on the type of infusion you choose. The nurse or Doctor advising you will discuss with you the best times to attend.
Who will perform the infusion?Highly trained nurses with over 20 years of experience will perform the infusion. At My Specialist GP we have both experienced doctors or a Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 20 years experience.
Where are these vitamins manufactured?We pride ourselves on offering highest quality, purest grade of vitamins, amino-acids and anti-oxidants.
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You do not have to create an account with them to pay and book online.
Please make sure you have read and understand the terms of the tests.
ID in the form of photo drivers licence or Passport is required at testing and Dr's appointment.