Yersinia antibodies (igg and iga)

This is an important test that is typically used to diagnose yersiniosis.

Venous blood
2 tests included
5 days turnaround



About Yersinia antibodies (igg and iga)

What is Yersinia?

Yersinia is a genus of bacteria typically carried by wild animals and livestock. In humans, Yersinia pestis is a species of Yersinia which is responsible for the pneumonic, septicemic and bubonic plagues, it is usually transferred to humans via rat fleas, these infections are typically no longer present in the UK. Yersinia enterocolitica can survive in refrigerated meat and causes the disease yersiniosis. Infection with Yersinia enterocolitica can be acquired by consuming undercooked meat, unpasteurised milk or infected water. Symptoms of yersiniosis include diarrhoea, fever and abdominal pain.

Why take the test?

This test screens for antibodies produced in response to infection with Yersinia species. It is typically used to diagnose yersiniosis.


What's tested

Bacterial Immunity

How it works



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.



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.



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.