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Tropical
Screen

£179

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Tropical Screen

About this test

Some diseases are confined to tropical areas. Many of the illnesses are not necessarily due to geographical factors like temperature, humidity and disease carrying insects - they are due to poverty and squalor. A large number of the diseases are due to low standards of public health, unhygienic food handling and a lack of sanitary facilities.

  • Contamination of food and water with human excrement are the cause of intestinal (gut) infections such as typhoid and paratyphoid fever, cholera, amoebiasis, shigellosis, tapeworm and other parasitic infestations.
  • Temperature and soil conditions are responsible for infestation due to hookworm and schistosomiasis for example.
  • Insect borne diseases include malaria, yellow fever, sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis. The malaria transmitting mosquito was once common in the south of England and, due to climate warming, could return.

Sexually transmitted diseases Hepatitis and HIV (AIDS) are prolific in many parts of Africa and Asia. If you have had unprotected sex with a potentially infected person whilst abroad, you may wish to consider the following:

  • Hepatitis A B C Profile
  • HIV Duo
  • or see Post Travel Profile 2 (12 weeks post travel)

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 Tropical Screen blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Tropical 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.

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 test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Tropical Screen test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

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 Tropical Screen 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 test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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