Zika Virus Antibodies Blood Test (Flavivirus)

£149

A blood test for one person to detect the Zika virus. It looks at two different antibodies, one for current infection and one for previous infection. Please allow a minimum of two weeks after returning from a Zika affected area before taking this test.

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Special Instructions
We recommend waiting a minimum of two weeks after returning from a Zika affected area before taking this test.

Zika Virus Antibodies Blood Test (Flavivirus)

About this test

The Zika virus is a mosquito-born virus which has been linked to birth defects in babies. A higher incidence of babies born with microcephaly, an abnormally small head, has been seen in areas where the Zika virus is widespread. Only 1 in 5 infections with Zika virus cause symptoms and even then, symptoms can be mild. They include flu-like symptoms such as headache, muscle and joint aches, red eyes and fever.
 
*Please be aware this test carries a small risk of a false negative result. 
 

This is estimated to affect 3 out of every 100 negative results according to the test manufacturer. Note this will vary depending upon the population being tested. Many of the people taking this test are hoping to avoid having to wait until starting to try for a baby. Regardless of the test result we would still advise to wait for the recommended time, because of the risk of a false negative result. 

  • Women who travelled to a zika endemic area without their partner should wait 8 weeks after their return (or recovery from zika infection) before trying for a baby.
  • Men have to wait for six months after their return (or recovery from zika infection) before trying for a baby. This is because the virus can survive for 6 months in the male reproductive system.

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 Zika Virus Antibodies Blood Test (Flavivirus) blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Zika Virus Antibodies Blood Test (Flavivirus) 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 Zika Virus Antibodies Blood Test (Flavivirus) results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Zika Virus Antibodies Blood Test (Flavivirus) 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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