Ipsum Health are working in collaboration with Infectious Disease Consultant, Dr Sharon Marlowe to oversee and advise on all our testing and protocols to ensure we can provide the best possible service to our customers.
Identifying individuals who are experiencing an active infection or who may have antibodies from a previous infection, will allow you to manage clusters of infections with a minimal amount of disruption to your business.
In ensuring that our Covid-19 tesing services are at the forefront in terms of quality and accuracy, IGP is continually adding to it's range of testing options to provide you with a flexible and reliable testing service.
Available tests include:Home PCR (polymerase chain reaction) swab testing, for the detection of active infections of Covid-19. In Clinic PCR (polymerase chain reaction) swab testing, for the detection of active infections of Covid-19. In Clinic Antibody testing for evidence of past infections of Covid-19. COMING SOON - In Clinic Rapid (15 min) Antigen Testing, for the detection of active infections of Covid-19.
* Please Note - In clinic appointments for Covid-19 Testing are only available from Our Cardiff Gate Clinic
Both PCR Swab tests we offer are currently used by The NHS, fully compliant with current government guidelines and approved by MHRA. The PCR Swabs are combined throat and nasal swabs. They can be conducted by yourself at home or in clinic with an IGP Nurse or Doctor.
IGP uses the Siemens Total Assay. The test which is run on laboratory analyzers, detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (including IgG and IgM). The test reports 100% sensitivity and 99.8% specificity.
In the most recent Public Health England evaluation of commercially available Anitbody tests, the Siemens Total Assay was the only test to achieve the MRHA Target Product Profile (TPP) in both sensitivity and specificity.
The IGP uses the Siemens CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test. This test reports 99% sensitivity and 96.7% specificity.
Ipsum Health is a trading name of The Independent General Practice (IGP), the first HIW registered Private GP Service in Wales. After significant growth and success Ipsum Health was started as The IGP's dedicated Corporate division.
Working in collaboration with Dr Sharon Marlowe all our testing and services have oversight from a renowned Infectious Disease Consultant. As such we ensure through regular review that our tests and protocols are always of the highest standards currently available and compliant with all necessary regulation and guidance.
We currently only recommend using lab-based tests due to the increased accuracy and quality controls. We are investigating instant testing options and may offer alternative testing in the future when the quality of these tests improve - Pease contact us for more information.
Please contact us for more information or to book an appointment at any one of our occupational health clinics.
Our admin hours are 08:30 to 17:00. Outside of these hours you can send us a message or request a callback.
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