Southdowns is an independent private GP service offering outstanding patient care throughout West Sussex and Hampshire.
COVID 19 Tests
ABBOTT COVID-19 Antibody Tests now available
This is only for people who think they have had COVID-19 and have been in self-isolation for 14 days. We can not test you if you are ill.
Patients will be issued a certificate to confirm COVID-19 exposure if this is in evidence. The test is an antibody test which is a straightforward process involving taking a blood sample. The blood sample will be sent off to our Laboratory in London. The results will be available within 2/3 working days. For further information of test accuracy please see our booking system.
The cost is £150 per test, this includes results and any certificates issued.
COVID-19 Antigen Tests now available
This test is aimed at people who think they are CURRENTLY suffering from symptoms of Covid-19. Samples should be taken from symptomatic patients between days 1-5 from onset of symptoms. You will receive the test kit, completed lab form, instructions and Category B medical envelope. Throat swabs collected using PCR BD dry swabs. The results will take 3 days.
Infection with SARS-CoV-2, an RNA virus, is diagnosed using reverse-transcriptase PCR. The assays used at TDL show a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%, with no cross-reactivity with other viruses.
Price £320, payable to receive the home testing.
The PCR swab is from The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) is a medically-led laboratory, established in 1987. It is the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK. For further information of test accuracy please see our booking system.
NEW: Virtual clinic
At present we are offering tele-video appointments at our virtual clinic. This will enable you to have a consultation with us via your computer or smartphone.
Our well-appointed consulting rooms in Hampshire are located at 'Hampshire Health', 97 Havant Road, Emsworth, and at The Boxgrove, The Street, Boxgrove, Chichester, in easy reach of Portsmouth, Chichester, Petersfield and the surrounding areas.
Your appointments are flexible and can be arranged for a time to suit you. As a client of Southdowns Private Healthcare you will have direct access to independent medical advice and treatment through a private consultation with our experienced doctors. Your treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs and is not influenced by time constraints, waiting lists or NHS budgets.
Should we feel you need to see a specialist we have rapid access to a wide variety of consultants and direct referral to state of the art MRI and CT scan facilities. We believe that everyone should be able to have optimal health and our services are designed to help you to achieve this.
We can help you with virtually any health need.