We hope you are all keeping well during these stressful times.
At Dr. Terry Clinic all appointments are going ahead, as per current government guidance, but given the current situation we have decided to reduce the clinic hours.
Please call to make your appointments as usual and we can schedule a mutually convenient time.
See below for some new services that are highly relevant to these difficult days.
Much love and stay safe,
Dr Terry and Team
Coronavirus Tests (COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test) now available
– These kits work using a blood sample (finger prick)
– The result is available after 15 minutes
– We offer tests in our clinic, home visit (Central London) or kit sent by courier to your address
– In case of kits sent to you, we will take you through the test by online video call
– The service includes full instructions, consultation and discussion of results with Dr. Terry
– Please note this test kit is not available for home use without strict online guidance, instructions and a full consultation with Dr. Terry
Contact us for details and to book
What is the COVID-19 IgM-IgG Rapid Test?
BioMedomics Rapid IgM-IgG Combined Antibody Test for COVID-19 is a lateral flow immunoassay used to qualitatively detect IgG and IgM antibodies of the novel coronavirus in human serum, plasma or whole blood in vitro.
This test should not be used with heat inactivated or other inactivated human specimen (blood, serum, plasma). Fresh samples should be collected and tested immediately.
How does the COVID-19 Rapid Test work?
The test strip contains a colloidal gold-labeled recombinant novel coronavirus antigen and quality control antibody colloidal gold marker, two detection lines (G and M lines) and one quality control line (C) fixed on a nitrocellulose membrane. M is fixed with monoclonal anti-human IgM antibody for detecting the novel coronavirus IgM antibody. G is fixed with monoclonal antihuman IgG antibody for detecting the novel coronavirus IgG antibody. The quality control antibody is fixed on the C line.
How quickly can the COVID-19 Rapid Test yield results?
Results are valid 10 minutes after sample and buffer are combined in the cassette sample well.
How accurate is the COVID-19 Rapid Test?
In order to test the detection sensitivity and specificity of the COVID-19 IgG-IgM combined antibody test, blood samples were collected from COVID-19 patients from multiple hospitals and Chinese CDC laboratories. The tests were done separately at each site. A total of 525 cases were tested: 397 (positive) clinically confirmed (including PCR test) SARS-CoV-2-infected patients and 128 non- SARS-CoV-2-infected patients (128 negative). The testing results of vein blood without viral inactivation were summarized in the Table 1. Of the 397 blood sample from SARS-CoV-2-infected patients, 352 tested positive, resulting in a sensitivity of 88.66%. Twelve of the blood samples from the 128 non-SARS-CoV-2 infection patients tested positive, generating a specificity of 90.63%.
What do the results tell me?
A total of three detection lines are possible, with the control (C) line appearing when sample has been flowed through the cassette.
1 | Negative Result: If only the quality control line (C) appears and the detection lines G and M are not visible, then no novel coronavirus antibody has been detected and the result is negative.
2 | Positive Result, M only: If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line M appears, then the novel coronavirus IgM antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgM antibody.
3 | Positive Result, G only: If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line G appears, then the novel coronavirus IgG antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgG antibody.
4 | Positive Result, G and M: If the quality control line (C) and both detection lines G and M appear, then the novel coronavirus IgG and IgM antibodies have been detected and the result is positive for both the IgG and IgM antibodies.
What are the alternatives?
The COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test can be used to screen patients suspected of having been affected by the novel coronavirus. However, results of the test should not be the only basis for diagnosis. Results should be used in combination with clinical observations and other testing methods such as nucleic acid PCR test.
High Dose Vitamin C Infusions and Coronavirus Tests now available
– High Dose Vitamin C Infusion – delivered intravenously
– Coronavirus Tests – these kits work using a blood sample and result is available after 15 minutes
Contact us for details and to book, we can either see you in the clinic or visit you at home (Central London only)
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I help women feel confident in their skin and seize the day. One of my favourite quote “A woman’s skin is her business card, it shows up in the world first” – it motivates me to help my patients put their best face forward in the world.
When I was just 30 years old, I had a health scare with early stage cervical cancer, which is why I take a holistic approach to skin health. My skin was at its worst when my gut and health was out of balance, which was causing premature ageing. This has made me appreciate the importance of hormonal balance and nutritional health which I now combine with advanced skin treatments and procedures. By working holistically, my patients achieve better long term results. They not only look but also feel their best with each passing year.
If you would like to discuss your skin’s needs in more depth, you can book a consultation with me by emailing [email protected]. I look forward to connecting with you.