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The Pre Travel Screen is designed to identify an increased risk to a tendency for the blood to clot called a deep vein thrombosis.
Factor V Leiden and Factor II mutation are genetic tests, hence these tests need only be carried out once in a lifetime.
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially deadly condition caused by a blood clot that forms in a vein. Most commonly the deep veins in the legs.
This clot formation can happen if the vein is damaged or if the blood flow in the vein is slow or stops.
DVT can cause pain and swelling in the leg, but many times it produces no symptoms. If the clot breaks off and travels in the bloodstream, it can cause damage to the lungs.
When a blood clot travels to the lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism (PE). A PE often causes shortness of breath and chest pain. If the lung damage is severe, it can kill people very quickly, even before treatment can be given.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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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 Pre Travel Screen blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Pre Travel 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 Pre Travel 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 Pre Travel Screen test results.
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