Influenza is a highly contagious, acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. The influenza virus primarily attacks the respiratory tract weakening the immune system. It can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, especially in the elderly with those with other chronic health problems. The early diagnosis of influenza is useful in prescribing the correct treatment for the disease.
This antibody test will not detect if a person has had the Influenza A strain H1N1 or swine flu.
Type A viruses are the most common and are associated with the most serious health risks and epidemics.
Type B viruses are generally milder than that caused by type A.
Type C viruses are less infectious causing either minor discomfort or no symptoms at all (hence not included in The Screen).
Influenza viruses are contracted primarily by the inhalation of airborne contaminated droplets from other infected individuals. Because the disease is so contagious, influenza can be epidemic in proportions infecting many individuals at the same time.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Influenza Screen blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Influenza Screen test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood 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 sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Influenza Screen test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Influenza Screen test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.