Many people want to know if they have developed natural immunity against COVID-19. To do this you will need to get an antibody test for COVID-19 called a Serology test. On this page you’ll find information about antibody serology tests in Barcelona, how and where to get tested.
We’ll explain the different types of antibody tests and we’ll provide a comparison table showing different testing centres of Barcelona that perform antibody serology tests.
The comparison table for antibody tests in Barcelona will enable you to view:
- Different testing centres in Barcelona
- The area of Barcelona where the testing centres for antibody serology tests are located
- The opening days times of the testing centres
- The price of the antibody tests
- The delivery period of your antibody test results
- The closest metro station from the testing centre
If you wish to, you will also be able to book your antibody serology test at a testing centre that meets your needs in terms of area, opening times, price and results delivery from the comparison table by clicking on ‘Click to book your test’.
You can find this table further down on the page.
Antibodies tests are also referred to as serology tests. The world “serology” refers to blood serum testing and therefore the tests performed by the testing centres are performed with a blood sample (the usual blood test in a vein of your arm).
Note that rapid serology tests or rapid antibody tests refer to the quick antibody tests performed with a finger prick test. The testing centres recommended on this page perform serology tests with blood samples, they do no perform quick antibody serology tests.
IgG antibody test vs. IgG & IgM antibody test – What’s the difference?
There are two types of antibody tests that enable to measure your coronavirus immunity:
1. IgG antibody serology tests that only detect IgG antibodies
2. IgG & IgM antibody tests that detect both IgG and IgM antibodies
IgM antibodies are produced much quicker than IgG antibodies and disappear around 3 weeks after the COVID-19 infection or vaccination. IgC antibodies are produced later but remain in the blood during around 6 months and provide long term immunity.
IgM antibodies are produced around 7 days after the COVID-19 infection or vaccination. They become detectable with an antibody serology test that detects IgM antibodies from around day 10 when they are in high enough concentration. IgM antibodies keep increasing up to around day 14. After around day 14, IgM antibodies start to drop.
IgG antibodies are produced around 14 days after the COVID-19 infection or vaccination. The IgG antibodies increase in concentration up to around day 21 after the infection or vaccination and will last in the body for around 6 months.
Note that all these time periods vary depending on each person, as we all have different immune responses.
IgG & IgM antibody tests are a more complete test as they measure two type of antibodies, while as its name suggests, IgG antibody tests only measure IgG antibodies.
As IgG antibodies remain detectable with an antibody serology test during approximately 6 months after you got COVID-19 or you got vaccinated, you will want to get a coronavirus serology test between 2 weeks and 6 months after you got infected or vaccinated.
The table below compares the different testing centres for IgG & IgM antibody serology tests, their location in the city of Barcelona, their operating hours, test prices, results delivery time and nearest metro.
Also, when making an appointment is needed before going to the testing centre, we have indicated (Appt) for Appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre. When an appointment is not needed and you can go to the testing centre whenever you want during opening hours with your booking confirmation, we have indicated (NA) for No appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre.
You can learn more about and book the antibody serology test that best meets your needs by clicking on "Click to book your test” on the first column of the table.
Table that enables you to compare and book your IgG & IgM antibody serology test in Barcelona
NA: No appointment needed
Appt: Appointment needed
|Testing centre||Opening times||Price/Results||Metro|
|Click to book your test||Gracia||Monday - Friday: 07:30 – 11:00 (NA)
|Lesseps (Green Line, L3)|
|Click to book your test||Sant Andreu
||Monday - Friday: 07:30 – 16:00 (NA)
|Sant Andreu (Red Line, L1)|
|Click to book your test||Eixample Left||Monday - Friday: 08:30-14:30 and 15:30-17:00 (Appt)
(Blue Line, L5) and (Green Line, L3)
|Click to book your test||Sarria||Monday - Thursday: 09:00-20:00 (Appt)
Friday: 09:00-13:00 (Appt)
(Light Purple Line, L6)
Serology test results in English or Spanish
You will get your antibody serology test result in English or Spanish, according to the language in which you need it. All the testing centres recommended on this page provide tests results in these two languages. Your serology tests results will able you to know if you’ve developed immunity against the COVID-19.
How to book your COVID-19 antibody serology test in Barcelona
To get an antibody test in Barcelona, most of the testing centres in Barcelona require that you book your test in advance before getting tested and do not accept walk-ins.
The testing centres we have listed on the comparison tables above all require that you book your serology test in advance and get your booking confirmation before you go to the testing centre.
The testing centres indicated in the table above require payment in advance upon booking.
By clicking on the ‘click to book your test’ links on the tables above, you’ll find additional details on the testing centres of your choice and how to book your COVID-19 antibody serology test.
Where to book your COVID antibody serology test in Barcelona
Above on the page you’ll find comparison tables for different testing centres that perform IgG antibody serology tests and IgG & IgM antibody serology tests in Barcelona.
The table will enable you to view the location of the testing centres, their opening days and time, the price of the serology test and the test results delivery period.
Serology test results are delivered within 20 minutes or 48 hours depending on the testing centre.
Opening times and opening days of the testing centres differ from one testing centre to another. Some testing centres are only open in the morning while other are open all day. Some testing centres only open from Monday to Friday while others also open on Saturday and Sunday.
If you want to get your antibody serology test close to your accommodation, look at the closest metro or tram station from each medical centre.
Upon booking or after you've booked your antibody test online, some testing centres will require that you make an appointment.
When an appointment is needed, we have indicated (Appt) for Appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre in the tables above. You will need to go to the testing centre at your appointment time with your booking confirmation printed out or on your mobile phone.
However, some other testing centres do not require appointments and you can just go to the testing centre whenever you want during opening hours, as long as you have your booking confirmation printed out or on your mobile phone.
When an appointment is not needed and you can go to the testing centre whenever you want during opening hours with your booking confirmation, we have indicated (NA) for No appointment next to the opening times of the testing centre in the table above.
Booking a serology test in Barcelona is easy as long as you understand the different serology tests available and you know where to get your test in the city and which are the different antibody test options available in terms of price, opening day and times and location of the testing centres and results delivery. We hope you’ve found where to get your antibody serology test in Barcelona to measure your COVID immunity before or after getting vaccinated with the information provided on this page.
Otherwise, if you have any other question related to where to get an antibody test in Barcelona and if your question is for your own personal use only you may send your enquiry to us using the form below.