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Respiratory viral check

This is an important test that is typically used to diagnose the virus responsible for a respiratory tract infection.

Swab
6 tests included
5 days turnaround

£250.00

£199.00

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.

 

What's tested

Viral PCR

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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