Blood Test for T-Cell Response
- 15 min15 minutes
- 150 British pounds£150
In response to the COVID virus your body can produce B-cell antibodies or T-Cell antibodies. This test is called the Covid T-Spot test. Until recently only a B-cell response could be tested by PCR or lateral flow testing. This new test from a UKAS registered lab in Oxford, can additionally confirm if you have a T-cell antibody response. There are 4 reasons a patient might consider having this test: 1) A previous low response of B-Cell antibody - either post Vaccine or post COVID (which would have been revealed by a blood test) 2) Assist with decision making of whether to have further vaccinations 3) 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.
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