A blood test to detect the Zika virus. Accurate from 10 days post infection.
The Zika virus is a mosquito-born virus which has been linked to birth defects in babies. Higher incidence of babies born with microcephaly, an abnormally small head, has been seen in areas where the Zika virus is widespread. Only 1 in 5 infections with Zika virus cause symptoms and even then symptoms can be mild. They include flu-like symptoms such as headache, muscle and joint aches, red eyes and fever.
We will send you your Zika Virus Antibodies blood test (Flavivirus) blood and sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Zika Virus Antibodies blood test (Flavivirus) includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.