Corona Virus Test and Symptoms - Pinches Medical

Corona Virus Test and Symptoms

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Antibody test-at-home available now, £60. Call to arrange.

Pinches Medical and Wellbeing is now offering a Covid-19 antibody test to all.

This is the market leading test, manufactured by Abbot, that determines if you have antibodies that have learned to recognise and fight off Covid-19.  Therefore, the test result can inform your decisions about your family and your staff movements/working locations/meetings.

  • Tests for antibodies – determining if your immune system has fought the Covid-19 virus
  • Test conducted at home, maintaining social distancing – you are sent a pin-prick / sample bottle to send off with full instructions
  • Price £60.00 per test – including the kit, return postage/packaging and the detailed instructions
  • Turnaround time is 4-7 days – depending on weekends and the postal service

To order test(s) to you or your team’s home addressed please telephone reception Mon-Fri between 9:30 – 12:30 (01625 704777) or email reception@pinches.life

Consultation Screening: A Pinches GP will call you to ask key questions before confirming your appointment.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Category 1: Travellers should self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. Go home or to your destination and then self isolate.

The guidance for Italy applies to travellers who returned from the country on or after 9 March 2020.

Category 2: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

Category 1 countries/areas Category 2 countries/areas
Wuhan city and Hubei Province (China, see map) Cambodia
Iran China*
Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea, see map) Hong Kong
Italy** Japan
  Laos
  Macau
  Malaysia
  Myanmar
  Republic of Korea*
  Singapore
  Taiwan
  Thailand
  Vietnam

*Except areas of the country specifically referred to in Category 1.

**(i)Travellers who returned from areas of Northern Italy that were under containment measures (see map) between 19 February and 8 March 2020 should self-isolate for 14 days. If they develop symptoms they should contact NHS111. (ii)Travellers who returned from the rest of Italy before 9 March 2020 do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

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