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Long Covid Test | Post Covid Assessment

Long Covid Assessment 

Covid affects people differently and symptoms can vary from person to person. Additionally, the recovery length is different for everyone as the virus impacts an individual’s body in many ways. Most people who test positive for Covid-19 make a full recovery in under 12 weeks however some people show symptoms for much longer. 

 

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Common long Covid symptoms include:

  • Extreme tiredness or fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Pins and needles
  • Joint pain
  • Tinnitus or earaches
  • Feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
  • A high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
  • Rashes

 

Long Covid Recovery Assessment | 45 minute appointment | £399

At London Doctors Clinic, we offer a comprehensive private Post Covid Test, that allows you to explore the impact of Covid on your current physical and mental health with one of our expert GPs. This test for long Covid looks to provide a holistic assessment and contains a range of examinations and tests to help you return to full health and better understand the long term impact Covid has had on your body and mind.

Our team of GPs at our long Covid assessment clinics have access to a full multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists, dieticians and a network of in-house consultants who can support any additional care, follow up or tests you may require.

The mental health impacts of Covid can have one of the biggest long term effects. Our integrated mental health pathway means we can access a national network of psychologists, counsellors, therapists and psychiatrists if needed.

How do I book a Post Covid Test?

Simply book online for a 45-minute appointment with one of our fully qualified doctors. Make sure to mention ‘Post Covid Test’ or ‘Long Covid Test’ in the notes section. Our Long Covid assessments cost £399 for a 45-minute appointment

Please note our test for long Covid is not available in our Manchester our Birmingham clinics

 

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What our Long Covid Recovery Assessment includes:

Our private Post Covid test includes a wide range of tests and examinations to help you get back to full health. Following your consultation, our expert GPs at our long Covid assessment clinics can also refer you to a number of specialists should you require any further investigations or assistance. The following is only included in our in clinic long Covid assessment:

  • A 45 min appointment with an expert GP
  • A comprehensive review of how Covid has impacted you
  • Medical history
  • Lifestyle and mental health review
  • Physical examination
  • Blood pressure and oxygen saturation check
  • ECG
  • A comprehensive panel of blood tests to check on vital organs such as liver and kidneys
  • Covid Antibody test
  • Chest x-ray

Additional tests which may be necessary:

  • D-Dimer blood test
  • Troponin blood test
  • Echocardiogram
  • CT scan

 

 

Virtual Long Covid Assessment | 30 minute video GP consultation and Spike Antibody test | £199 

At London Doctors Clinic, we also offer a remote Long Covid Assessment which allows you to speak to one of our doctors via a video GP consultation to discuss the impact that Covid has had on your health. This virtual assessment is ideal for those who want to examine the effect Covid has had on their Long-term health, without having to attend a face-to-face appointment.  

The Virtual Long Covid Assessment includes: 

  • 30 minute GP appointment with one of our doctors 
  • Home Spike Antibody Test  

 

How do I book a Virtual Long Covid Assessment? 

Simply click the button below and complete the form to book a 30 minute video GP appointment with one of our qualified doctors. 

After your video consultation, you will also be sent a home Spike Antibody test to determine the presence of antibodies to the Covid Spike Protein.  

You will receive the results of your Spike Antibody test, 2 working days after their arrival at our laboratory. Your results will be shared with you through our patient portal, please provide a personal rather than work email address to avoid delays in receiving your results. Please do check your junk/spam folders if you think you should have received your results.

 

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Spike Antibody test

The Covid Spike Antibody test helps identify both the presence and level of antibodies to the Covid Spike Protein. This can determine whether a person has potentially developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 or tell if a person has already been infected.

Our home Spike Antibody test is done by having a blood sample at home via a finger-prick sample, which is then sent to our laboratory for further analysis.

How to take your sample in 3 simple steps 

1. Preparing your sample 

Your Spike Antibody home test comes with a name label which you need to fill in. This must be correct so the lab can correctly process your sample. 

2. Taking your sample 

 Your at home Spike Antibody test kit also comes with a single-use lancet, alcohol wipe and sample tube. Instructions are in the box on how to collect the finger-prick sample. 

3. Label and send

Once you’ve collected your sample, you need to label the tube and place it in the protected packing wallet provided and seal it with the security seal. After you’ve done that, pop it into the prepaid envelope and post it back to the lab. 

Our Virtual Long Covid Assessments cost £199 for a 30-minute video appointment and a home Spike Antibody test.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is long Covid?

Long Covid is the term occasionally used to describe the long term health impacts of Covid.

What are the symptoms of long Covid?

Common long term symptoms of Covid-19 include: 

  • Extreme tiredness or fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Pins and needles
  • Joint pain
  • Tinnitus or earaches
  • feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
  • a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
  • rashes

How long does the in clinic Post Covid test take?

The private in-clinic long Covid test takes 45 minutes.

How do I book a test for long Covid?

For the in clinic Long Covid Recovery Assessments, simply book online for a 45-minute appointment with one of our fully qualified doctors. Make sure to mention ‘Post Covid test’ or ‘Long Covid test’ in the notes section. For our Virtual Long Covid Assessment, simply click the button called “Virtual Long Covid Assessment”, fill out the form to book your 30 minute appointment.  

How much does the long Covid assessment cost?

The in-clinic long Covid assessment costs £399 for a 45 minute appointment. The virtual long Covid assessment costs £199 for a 30 minute video appointment and Spike Antibody test  

Do you offer a remote long Covid test?

Yes. We offer a Virtual Long Covid Assessment, which includes a 30 minute video GP appointment with one of our doctors and a home Spike Antibody test.

When will I receive the results of the Spike Antibody test?

You will receive the results of your Spike Antibody test, 2 working days after their arrival at our laboratory. Your results will be shared with you through our patient portal, please provide a personal rather than work email address to avoid delays in receiving your results. Please do check your junk/spam folders if you think you should have received your results.