Cat scratch fever

This is an important test used to help diagnose cat scratch fever.

Venous blood
1 tests included
7 days turnaround



About Cat scratch fever

What is cat scratch fever?

Cat scratch fever is a disease contracted when scratched or bitten by a cat infected with the bacterium Bartonella henselae (B. henselae). Approximately 40% of cats will carry this bacterium at some point in their lifetimes, without showing any symptoms themselves. Cat scratch fever usually presents between 3 and 14 days after exposure to the bacteria and will typically resolve itself within a month. In rare cases, cat scratch fever can lead to further complications affecting the brain, eyes and essential organs of the body.

Cat scratch fever can present with symptoms such as swelling of the wound site and lymph nodes, fever, headache, aches and pains, poor appetite and fatigue.

Why take the test?

This test screens for antibodies against B. henselae in the blood. Presence of antibodies in the blood indicates infection and is used to diagnose cat scratch fever.

What's tested

Cat Scratch Fever (Bartonella IgG + IgM)

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



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. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



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.