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Coronavirus Test Comparison - compare tests you can carry out at home to see if you have, or have had Covid-19

Home Coronavirus tests can help you know whether or not you have had Covid-19 without the hassle and worry of travelling to a test centre.

Coronavirus Tests

Many of us are looking for quick and convenient ways of being tested for Coronavirus - whether because we have symptoms of the virus, or because we want to know if we have been exposed to Covid-19 in the past.

There are no tests available through a wide range on online pharmacies which allow these tests to be carried out from the comfort of our own home. This reduces the worry and stress of having to book a coronavirus test and then attend a Covid-19 testing station.

The tests are carried out by highly reputable pharmacies, and test results are then fed into the Public Health England statistics you see on the news bulletins daily.

There are two tests available

Test to see if you currently have Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • running a high temperature
  • having developed a new, continuous cough
  • you have noticed a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste

The test will advise you as to whether you have coronavirus at the time the swab sample is taken.

Test to see if you have Coronavirus (Covid-19) antibodies

This will advise you as to whether you have had coronavirus. The test checks for antibodies your body has created in response to COVID-19.

You should not take this test within the first 14 days of starting to show Coronavirus symptoms, but you can take it if you you have never had symptoms but want to see if you have been exposed to Covid-19.

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This content was last reviewed on 10/03/2020