Zika Virus

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Zika Virus infection causes flu-like symptoms which occur within 2 weeks after travel to an affected area. Although in a majority of cases the symptoms go unnoticed. There is also evidence to suggest sexual transmission in those without a travel history. Infection during pregnancy can cause adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes.


    What tests should be performed?|Who should do the tests?

    A definitive diagnosis of Zika virus can only be made with laboratory testing. After onset of symptoms the recommendations for diagnosis of Zika virus are as follows:

    - Within 7 days, testing by performing both serum PCR and urine PCR

    - Between 7 to 14 days, testing by performing both urine PCR and Zika antibodies

    - After 14 days, testing for Zika antibodies only

    What is the process?

    - Order online
    - Receive a discrete kit
    - Collect sample by finger-prick or blood draw
    - Post kit using FREE packaging provided
    - Receive results via email

    *If you plan to attend our walk-in centre, your sample will be collected by our staff and you will not need the kit sent out to you or posted back to us

    Who will analyse the sample?

    The Doctors Laboratory, UK’s leading laboratory service.

    How long will it take to get the results?

    Up to seven working days.

    How will the results be sent?

    Via an email link to our secure patient portal.

    Can IVF Matters help interpret the results?

    Yes, you can book a complimentary call with our fertility consultant Dr Irfana Koita.

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