These tests are used to screen mothers or infants for certain congenital infections (infections transmitted from mother to foetus/newborn via the placenta). The mother may be tested to identify symptoms in her newborn. Often the TORCH Screen is used to identify whether a pregnant woman has any of these infections.
Infections like toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus and rubella may lead to malformations, growth delay, and neurological dysfunction.
The TORCH screen is one way to assess whether you or your child has a congenital infection.
This test is for pregnant women who are suspected of having one or more of the TORCH infections, or who would like to ensure that they are infection free. Mothers of newborns may also be tested to identify possible infections in their child.
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 Torch Screen blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Torch 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 Torch 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 Torch 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.