COVID-19 Test Clinic
VIVO Group are a COVID-19 Test Clinic with locations across the UK. We are implementing additional health and safety measures to facilitate testing in a manner which protects our staff and customers.
At COVID-19 Test Clinic, we offer two types of In-Clinic Testing.
The first of these is In-Clinic IgG Phlebotomist Testing, which involves a venous blood sample being collected directly from the vein, and sending this off to the CQC registered laboratory that we have partnered with. The laboratory will perform Abbott’s IgG antibody test to determine if the individual has previously been infected with COVID-19. Results will be received within 48 hours.
The second type of In-Clinic Testing is the Rapid Antibody Testing Service. During this appointment, a Healthcare Professional will collect a blood sample via the finger-prick method, and apply this to a rapid test cassette. The test cassette determines if IgM and IgG antibodies are present in the blood sample. Once the buffer solution has been added to the blood sample, you will see results within 10 minutes.
How does a COVID-19 Test Clinic appointment work?
You should book an appointment for either type of In-Clinic COVID-19 Testing through our website. We do not accept walk-ins at COVID-19 Test Clinic.
When you arrive for In-Clinic Testing, you will be screened to check that you do not have a high temperature, and are not presenting symptoms of COVID-19 that show you might be currently infected. If you do have a high temperature and are showing signs that you may be infected with COVID-19, you will not be allowed to enter the clinic.
Once you have passed the screening test, our Healthcare Professional will take you to a separate room to undergo the In-Clinic Test that you have chosen.
Will staff be wearing Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes. Our staff will be provided with all the relevant PPE, including masks, gloves and aprons.
Should I book an appointment for In-Clinic Testing if I am experiencing symptoms?
No. If you are experiencing symptoms such as a dry, continuous cough and a high temperature, this implies that you are infected with COVID-19 and you should self-isolate immediately. You should only book and attend an appointment at COVID-19 Test Clinic at least 2 weeks after you have recovered from symptoms, to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.
If you have booked an appointment for In-Clinic Testing, and find that you suffer from symptoms before you are due to attend your appointment, you should reschedule your appointment by calling us on 0333 305 8486. We will reschedule your appointment when you have recovered from your symptoms and are no longer infectious.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
You must bring a form of identification to the appointment at COVID-19 Test Clinic. VIVO Clinic also recommends that you bring warm clothing, particularly gloves, as this will help blood circulation and make it easier to take a sample. You should bring a mobile phone in case you need to contact someone after your appointment.