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Coxsackie echovirus antibodies

This is an important test used to help diagnose a coxsackievirus or echovirus infection.

Venous blood
1 tests included
4 days turnaround

£200.00

£180.00

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.

 

What's tested

Antibodies

How it works

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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.

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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.

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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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