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COVID-19 tests available

Breakspear Medical is CQC-registered for diagnostic and screening procedures, located in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 4FD.


Breakspear Medical is pleased to offer the following blood tests & test kits (UK RESIDENTS ONLY):

COVID-19 at-home antibody test kit

(at-home test)

Antibody testing can detect whether a person has been infected previously or has a vaccine-induced immune response.

This test can assist to determine whether you have adequate antibodies to offer protection against circulating SARS-CoV-2. (Some people may not develop an adequate response to prevent disease following re-exposure to the virus or one of its variants.)  Antibody tests cannot diagnose acute infection.

We recommend this Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S(Spike) IgG/IgM antibody at-home test kit.  With this kit, you collect the small blood sample at home, and The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) provides your results. The test is CE marked for home use.

Due to the time that it takes to develop antibodies after an infection or after a vaccination is administered, the test should not be done earlier than 14 days after either the onset of symptoms, or after receiving the vaccine.  If one uses the test for the purpose of assessing antibody response after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, then it should only be done approximately four weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine regimen, to assess the peak antibody level.

As yet, we do not know the adequate level required required to sustain immunity against SARS CoV-2.  The limitation of this test is that only one aspect of the immune system is being measured and our immune system is more complex than this.  Even once IgG antibody levels wane, there are still memory T- and B-lymphocytes that retain a memory of the response.

Please note: if you have undergone plasma infusion, are immunocompromised or have secondary immunodeficiency this test must be interpreted with caution.

The COVID-19 At-home Antibody Test is available for £68 (including postage) & includes:

  • CE marked Roche assay (Total IgG/IgM)
  • The sealed kit includes Royal Mail Track 24 Response mailer and tracking label
  • Sample taking instructions
  • Your results, which will be emailed to you by us 2-4 days later

**UK residents only**

COVID-19 Spike antibody tests

(by appointment only)

Antibody testing can detect whether a person has been infected previously or has a vaccine-induced immune response.

If you are unsure about using the at-home kit, we offer the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S(Spike) IgG/IgM antibody test.  With this test, we will collect your venous blood sample and send it to The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) and provide your result within two to four days.

This test can assist to determine whether you have adequate antibodies to offer protection against circulating SARS-CoV-2. (Some people may not develop an adequate response to prevent disease following re-exposure to the virus or one of its variants.)  Antibody tests cannot diagnose acute infection.

Due to the time that it takes to develop antibodies after an infection or after a vaccination is administered, the test should not be done earlier than 14 days after either the onset of symptoms, or after receiving the vaccine.  If one uses the test for the purpose of assessing antibody response after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, then it should only be done approximately four weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine regimen, to assess the peak antibody level.

As yet, we do not know the adequate level required required to sustain immunity against SARS CoV-2.  The limitation of this test is that only one aspect of the immune system is being measured and our immune system is more complex than this.  Even once IgG antibody levels wane, there are still memory T- and B-lymphocytes that retain a memory of the response.

Please note: if you have undergone plasma infusion, are immunocompromised or have secondary immunodeficiency this test must be interpreted with caution.

The COVID-19 Antibody Test is available for £85 & includes:

  • an appointment at our CQC-registered clinic (see Location/Directions below)
  • your blood sample to be taken by a qualified medical professional
  • your results, which will be emailed to you by us 2-4 days later

**UK residents only**

Vitamin D tests

(at-home test)

You may wish to assess your vitamin D status, which plays a major role in immune function. This may be done at-home by taking a simple and reliable UKAS-accredited at-home test. The results will tell you if you are deficient in vitamin D, which is prevalent in severe COVID-19 cases.

Should your result indicate that you have low levels, you may wish to supplement with additional vitamin D. While vitamin D deficiencies are common, older adults and darker skinned people are more susceptible.

If you have been found to be deficient, we encourage you to discuss this with your GP or one of our doctors to discuss options such as ergocalciferol injection or higher-concentration supplements.

The Vitamin D At-home Test Kit is available for £56. Your at-home kit will be posted to you & includes:

  • a sterile finger prick blood collection device
  • a pathology form
  • a freepost envelope to send your sample to the laboratory

Your results will be emailed to you by us 2-4 days after you have posted your sample to the laboratory.

**UK residents only**

Need more information?  There is more detailed information below on the easy way to take a blood sample at home. If you would like to speak to our Pathology Manager about these tests, please call: +44 (0)1442 261 333 ext 603 during our office hours.


Order your tests now

To order these tests from us, please complete the online form below.  A member of our team will call you back to confirm a few more details, including additional information, such as date of birth for all test participants, and take your payment over the phone. We recommend attaining proof of postage. Note: these tests are only available to residents of the United Kingdom.

Important: we require that participants do not have active Covid and as an operating healthcare provider, we cannot allow anyone with active symptoms on-site or in the building. Please check the government guidelines to determine whether you or other participants have symptoms.

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    Qty Test
    COVID-19 at-home antibody test kit*
    COVID-19 Spike antibody test (including appointment)*
    Vitamin D test kit*



    Special category patient consent

    As a healthcare provider, Breakspear Medical will be processing healthcare related data (special category).
    By being the purchaser of these tests, you are confirming you are authorised to consent for all the participants, including any participants under the age of 16 years or incapacitated adults. (If the purchaser of a test for a participant is not the mother, biological father married to the mother, legal guardian or does not have Parental Responsibility, a signed letter of authorisation is required from one of the aforementioned people.)
    By giving us consent to process your data, you consent for all participants to:
    - allow us to process your data for the purposes of accounting, preventive medicine and/or medical diagnosis on our encrypted data systems
    - allow us to confidentially email you your payment receipt, your delivery dispatch notice and your results to your chosen email address in addition to contacting you by phone when necessary
    You understand that we will be unable to erase client medical records, which are required as evidence of our clinical practice. You also understand that if any test results are positive for COVID-19, we are required by law to report this to the appropriate government body.
    You understand that the blood tests we provide require that participants do not have active COVID-19 and as an operating healthcare provider, we cannot allow anyone with active symptoms on-site or in the building. Please check the government guidelines to determine whether you or other participants have symptoms.
    By providing your email address to Breakspear Medical, you understand that Breakspear Medical will use this method of communication to correspond with you, which will include test results. You understand that email transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free and therefore Breakspear Medical does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of messages which arise as a result of the transmission.
    You understand that Breakspear Medical will not share your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes or promotion.
    If you are attending our clinic, you agree to putting on your own mask before entering and wearing it at all times while in the building.
    If you do not consent to our conditions, we cannot proceed with this purchase.
    For more information on Breakspear Medical's polices, visit our Terms & Conditions page.
    NOTE: Breakspear Medical is a private medical provider and you will be ultimately responsible for the quality of the sample(s) that you provide and any fee(s) resulting from your test(s).


    I have read and accepted patient consent, and the terms and conditions.


    More information

    Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage for facts about Covid, our advice to help protect yourself, the latest medical papers and references for further reading.

    How to collect your blood sample at home

    Here is a short video tutorial on how to collect the blood sample for the at-home antibody and vitamin D tests:

    Location/Directions

    Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 4FD [ Directions ]

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