Respiratory viral check
This is an important test that is typically used to diagnose the virus responsible for a respiratory tract infection.
About Respiratory viral check
What is the respiratory viral check?
Respiratory viruses infect and replicate in the respiratory tract. Viruses are among the smallest of infectious agents, often comprising only minimal genetic material and capsid. They are unable to replicate without a host organism as they have no cellular machinery contained within them, manipulating host cells to do this for them instead.
Dormant viruses outside of any host are called virions. Virions can survive for extended periods of time as they do not require any energy or nutrients in this form, meaning contaminated surfaces and objects can enable their spread. Respiratory viruses are often spread through coughing and sneezing.
Symptoms of respiratory viruses vary but often include coughing, sneezing, runny or blocked nose, sore throat and fever.
Why take the test?
This test screens for the DNA of a number of common respiratory viruses including influenza A and B. It is typically used to diagnose the virus responsible for a respiratory tract 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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