About Coxsackie echovirus antibodies
What are coxsackie and echovirus antibodies?
Coxsackieviruses are a type of virus that can live in the gastrointestinal tract (a member of the enteroviruses). There are two types of coxsackieviruses, type A and B. Coxsackie A viruses cause herpangina (blisters in the mouth) and human hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) (different from foot and mouth disease which affects animals).
The effects of coxsackie B viruses can vary from mild to severe including fever, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, aseptic meningitis, pericarditis and myocarditis. Echoviruses are one of the most common viruses in people, with young children being the most susceptible.
Echovirus infections can be severe and are a common cause of meningitis. Coxsackie and echovirus antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system in response to infection. The presence of specific antibodies (proteins produced by the immune system to help fight infections) can indicate the type of infection.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of coxsackie and coxsackie antibodies in the blood and can be used to help diagnose a coxsackievirus or echovirus infection.
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.
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