Torch Screen Blood Test


A test for pregnant women or new mothers to identify infections which can affect the health of their baby.

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Torch Screen Blood Test

About this test

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.

Who is this test for?

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.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

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.

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Torch Screen Blood Test blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Torch Screen Blood 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.

Private laboratory analysis

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.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Torch Screen Blood Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Torch Screen Blood Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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