Trichinella serology

This is an important test that detects the presence of trichinella antibodies in the blood.

Venous blood
1 tests included
5 days turnaround



About Trichinella serology

What is trichinella?

Trichinella is a type of roundworm that causes an infection called trichinosis (also known as trichinellosis). Larvae may be ingested by humans from eating raw or undercooked meat. The larvae remain in the intestines whilst they grow into adult worms.

These worms then release their larvae which can enter the bloodstream and travel to tissues such as the muscles where they form cysts.

Symptoms during the early stages of infection may include vomiting and diarrhoea. Once the larvae enter the bloodstream, symptoms may include fever, headache and muscle pain. Trichinella antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system to help fight infection against the parasite which allows detection of an infection.

Why take the test?

This test detects the presence of trichinella antibodies in the blood and can be used to diagnose an infection.


What's tested

Trichinella serology

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.