What is an arbovirus infection?
Arbovirus is an infection caused by a virus spread by arthropods, a group of insects which bite, such as mosquitoes and ticks. Young and elderly people are at greater risk of infection as well as people in mosquito- or tick-infested areas. Symptoms of an infection can be mild including headaches, sleepiness and rashes, to severe including high fevers, meningitis and encephalitis.
Meningitis (inflammation of the meninges surrounding the brain and spinal cord) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) are serious complications of a viral infection which require immediate medical attention. The body’s immune system produces antibodies in response to an arbovirus infection and releases them into the bloodstream which allows the infection to be detected.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of arbovirus antibodies in the blood and can be used to help diagnose an arbovirus infection.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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