COVID-19 Tests

The Smart Clinics can offer coronavirus testing throughout their London clinics:

For Londoners who want to know whether they have developed antibodies against COVID-19, whether they have long term immunity to Covid or if they require a “Fit to Fly” PCR swab test, the Smart Clinics can help provide these test options and more from our various clinics.

Results are given by one of the company’s private GPs, who will discuss the implications, whatever they may be, and give appropriate medical advice.

NOTE – COVID-19 testing is only available to patients that do not have any symptoms, please read below for further information.

The Smart Clinics COVID 19 Test Options:
1. Simple Blood Test - Abbott IgG Antibody or Roche Antibody SPIKE Lab Test - £99
  • Blood sample test for antibodies
  • High levels of accuracy and confidence in the results
  • 24 hrs turnaround time for results – tests sent to an external lab
  • Available for patients aged from the age of 16 upwards at all clinic sites
  • Tests performed by one of the clinics GP’s

Test options

  1. Abbott IgG Antibody lab test
    The Abbott test is used to see if you have antibodies resulting from a recent Covid-19 infection but it detects antibodies to the capsule antigen, not a patients SPIKE protein. The Sensitivity is 96.67% and the Specificity is 99%. The results can take around 24hrs to be received.
  2. Roche Antibody SPIKE lab test
    This test is used to detect antibodies against the SPIKE protein. This is relevant if you want to know your antibody response to a recent Covid-19 vaccination (whether Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca or any other of the current approved vaccines) because the vaccination produces antibodies against the SPIKE protein. The Sensitivity is 98.8% and the Specificity is 99.98% in samples taken 14 days or later post a positive PCR result. Results can take around 24hrs to be received.
2. T-Spot COVID Test - £190
  • These are blood sample test for the body’s immune response to a Covid Vaccination
  • High levels of accuracy and confidence in the results
  • 72 hrs turnaround time for results – tests sent to an external lab
  • Available for patients aged from the age of 16 upwards at all clinic sites
  • Tests performed by one of the clinics GP’s

T-SPOT COVID Test Information

T cells are a vital aspect of immunity. This test is intended for qualitive detection of a cell mediated (T cell) immune response to Covid. T-spot tests are recommended to show longer-lasting T-cell immunity, or in simpler terms to show patients their immune memory.

The T-Spot Covid test is intended for use as an aid in identifying individuals with an adaptive or acquired immune response to Covid, specifically the T cell response. Antibodies may fade but it is hoped that T-cell memory does not. Results can take around 72 hrs to be received.

3. COVID ‘Fit to Fly’ PCR Swab Test - £110
  • Popular ‘Pre-Travel’ or ‘Fit to Fly’ PCR testing
  • Required to show a clean Covid-19 test in order to enter through certain countries customs and immigrations
  • Tests for active coronavirus
  • Swab test with a GP, samples sent to an external lab
  • Results can take up to 48 hours
  • Price: £110 per test 
  • Available in all our centres

Which Test?

Struggling to determine which test maybe most appropriate?

  • If you think you’ve had Covid-19 recently, the Abbott antibody test may be the most suitable option.
  • If you want to know your antibody response to a recent Covid-19 vaccination, then the Roche SPIKE test would be the most suitable option.
  • If you want to know whether you have longer-term immunity (over 3 months after a suspected infection) then the T-spot test would be more appropriate.

Patients are encouraged to have a quick call with one of our Covid specialists (GP or member of the bookings team) to ensure we are providing the most appropriate test based on your needs. We will take into account all your concerns as well as any forthcoming travel plans.

​Unfortunately, we are unable to see any patients whom have any symptoms at the time of appointment. All patients are required to complete a Covid questionnaire online before entering our premises.

IMPORTANT

If you have symptoms

If you have COVID symptoms you should self-isolate and arrange an NHS test.

Do check the latest government regulations and advice as this is subject to change.

Members and Non-Members Welcome

Non-members are welcome to access our COVID testing services, although preferential appointment slots apply for members.

The Smart Clinics’ popular membership scheme also includes unlimited GP appointments and free prescription writing as well as access to a host of healthcare professionals. Please contact us to learn more.

COVID Test Explanation Video

This video from the NHS explains further the difference between active virus testing (like PCR) that check for ‘have I got it’ and antibody tests that check ‘have I had it’:

CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION FOR MEMBERS

The Smart Clinics may now be able to arrange the coronavirus vaccine for members of its Medical Scheme

  • Arranged via local NHS partners, subject to availability. Vaccines are free in the United Kingdom and only available through the NHS
  • Patients must meet NHS qualifying criteria at the time of vaccination and must have a valid NHS number and National Insurance number
  • Vaccinations must be pre-booked and will be carried out in South West London
  • Free service, strictly for members only. New members welcome

Contact Us

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Services are available through our a affordable membership packages or on a drop in 'pay as you go' basis. High quality medical healthcare is readily available:

  • Longer appointment times
  • No waiting lists
  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Telephone, video and in-person consultations

Telephone

Call our team on 020 7052 0070

  • Chelsea - Hollywood Rd: Option 2
  • South Ken - Thurloe Place: Option 4
  • Wandsworth - Northcote Rd: Option 5
  • Wandsworth - Bellevue Rd: Option 6

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