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.