Frequently Asked Questions - KnowNow

The BioSure Test is suitable for anyone aged 16 and over, we do not recommend testing for juveniles under the age of 16

The window period is the time from infection to the time that your body starts to produce antibodies to the virus itself. You can test for antibodies from as little as 7 days after the onset of symptoms, but if your test result is negative , this does mean you have not been infected. You should use caution and re-test 7 days later.

If you have received a positive result, you have had antibodies to COVID19 and this means that you have previously been infected with COVID19. Please check with and for the latest updates.

There is no clear guidance on when you stop shedding the virus, you can still be infectious at the early stages of detectable antibodies. If you have experienced symptoms you should self isolate for at least 14 days, plus 72 hours of no symptoms.

If you have tested 7 days past your initial infection and received a negative result you may need to re-test again for antibodies. You should retest after any COVID-19 symptoms after at least 7 days.

If you have tested 7 days past your initial infection and received a negative result you may need to re-test again for antibodies. You should retest after any COVID-19 symptoms after at least 7 days.

We collected blood in the validation period of the COVID-19 Antibody Test. Your blood sample will be used to carry out essential testing towards the BioSURE COVID-19 Test

Your data will be used to identify your sample and tell us more information about your symptoms, date of symptoms and for epidemilogical research.

IgG antibodies will tell you if you have previously had COVID19, IgM antibodies tell you if you currently have COVID19

A rapid test is a qualitative test that will tell you your result in minutes

A CE marking is a regulatory certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products

A Rapid test is designed for use where a preliminary screening result is required, other rapid tests would be pregnancy tests and our HIV Self Test. There are other professional rapid tests for use in a professional medical environment and occupational health

An antibody test looks for antibodies in the blood, whereas an antigen test looks for antigens in the blood

At COVID-19 is a novel virus ( new) there is no conclusive data that anyone has immunity against COVID-19

You can use the test if you have not experienced any symptoms

Please read our information leaflet

The COIVID-19 Antibody test reads positive 2 lines if you have antibodies and 1 line if you are negative, and have no antbodie

Yes, you will record your results on our dedicated app with your unique code

You screen shot your unique code, followed by your results on your device


Testing for COVID-19 will tell you whether you have had the virus

There is no research to advise whether you can catch COVID-19 on more than one occasion, therefore please use caution and adhere to guidelines set by and

COVID19 is a respiratory virus that is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs in a close proximity to another person. The virus can also be spread through contact via droplets falling onto surfaces.

If a person is said to be asymptomatic, they may have the virus but may not present any symptoms

Research suggests that children are more able to fight off the virus but this does not exclude them from contracting the virus and spreading it onto others

COVID-19 and SARS are similar in many ways. Both are respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. Both are believed to have originated in bats jumping to human via an intemediate host. They spread by respiratory droplets when a person with the transmits the virus. They have similar stability in the air and various surfaces. Can lead to potentially serious illness sometimes requireing oxygen. Both have symptoms that can become worse later in the illness. Both have similar risk groups such as adults with underlying health conditions. Neither have any specific treatments or vaccines.

Symptoms of COVID19 include fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough but are not limited to headache, nausea, diarhorrea, loss of taste and smell, aches and pains, sore throat, runny nose

Individuals who are aged 70 and above and those who have underlying health conditions may be at more of a risk than others

Coronaviruses have been known to infect humans previously. It is thought that they are passed onto humans from other animals. COVID19 is a recent strain of the coronavirus and differs from other strains…

People aged over 70, those who have underlying health conditions, those who receive a annual flu jab

There is currently not a vaccine for COVID19

There is currently no treatment for COVID19. Most people who contract the virus get better without any special treatment

There is currently no cure for COVID19

Government guidelines are suggested that you stay at home to protect yourself and stop the virus from spreading. Wash your hands frequently, other studies also suggest to eat a balanced diet to support your immune system.

If you are feeling unwell, stay inside and self isolate for a period of 14 days

If you or someone you live with is experiencing symptoms

A second wave of lock down would indicate a further outbreak of COVID-19 and lockdown measures would be re established.