COVID testing services for businesses (32 - 999 tests) - Nationwide

The below screening options will allow your company to test staff on-site at the first sign of COVID symptoms. The testing services all offer the fastest possible results at the lowest prices which will help keep your company open during the winter season.

All test kits are sent directly to your company and can be kept at room temperature until they are needed. The kits/swabs have a shelf life of 6-18 months. PCR swabs can be posted back to BioGrad for analysis, swabs that arrive before 1pm will be run the same day as they arrive.

Antigen PCR test

Method of test: Nasopharyngeal swab

Result Time: Samples analysed daily at 1pm with same-day turn around.

Detection limits: Gold standard test, PHE and WHO approved. Detection limits of 2ng/ml

Price: £60* to £82.50**

Antigen point-of-care test

Method of test: Nasopharyngeal swab

Result Time: 15 minutes

Detection limits: CE-IVD approved test for diagnostic use in the UK. 90% accuracy for positive results, 100% accuracy for negative results*** Detection limits of 350ng/ml

Price: £25* to £30**

Antibody point-of-care test

Method of test: Finger prick

Result Time: 15 minutes

Detection limits: CE-IVD approved test for the detection of IgG (present for 6-8 weeks after exposure) and IgM (present as soon as 5 days after exposure). 92.3% accuracy for positive results, 99.2% accuracy for negative results

Price: £25* to £30**

Call 0151 482 9699 or e-mail info@biograd.co.uk to discuss your requirements

* Price for companies with healthcare professionals who can administer the tests (test sold in packs of 25 or 100)

** Price for BioGrad staff to visit site and perform tests (minimum order of 50 tests per visit)- includes sample transport for PCR tests.

*** 10% of false negative results obtained in patients with low viral load towards the end of their infection. For increased accuracy these tests can be used alongside the point-of-care antibody test for the detection of IgM

Call 0151 482 9699 or e-mail info@biograd.co.uk to discuss your requirements

Opportunity to use COVID antibody status to reduce business closures::

Some companies may wish to offer all staff and their families the opportunity to be tested for anti-COVID antibodies. IgG is present for up to 6-8 weeks after COVID exposure, therefore we suggest offering a re-testing service every month to staff who have a negative result the first time.

Staff who demonstrate a positive IgG status may be able to remain in work in the event of a COVID positive result in their team, thus reducing the risk of large scale closures.

Recommendations for supply staff:

We recommend testing all supply staff who enter a working bubble for their COVID antigen status or, ask for confirmation of COVID antibody status before permitting entry to the workplace.

Call 0151 482 9699 or e-mail info@biograd.co.uk to discuss your requirements

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