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Cat Scratch Fever Blood Test
Cat Scratch Fever Blood Test
Cat Scratch Fever Blood Test
Cat Scratch Fever Blood Test

Cat Scratch Fever Blood Test

Cat scratch fever, is a bacterial infection which is contracted through being bitten or scratched by a cat infected with Bartonella henselae bacteria. This test measures the level of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana bacteria in your blood to diagnose cat scratch fever.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 7 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Clinical history must be provided.
Cat scratch fever is an infection caused by Bartonella henselae bacteria. Around 40% of cats carry the bacteria in their saliva at some point in their lives. Cats that carry Bartonella henselae do not usually show any signs of illness, but humans can get cat scratch fever from a bite or scratch from an infected cat. The bacteria can also be transmitted if the saliva from an infected cat gets into an open wound. 

In those with a healthy immune system, cat scratch fever is usually not a serious illness and a small papule (a raised lump) develops at the site of injury within 10 days. Symptoms of cat scratch fever include nausea, vomiting, having a fever and inflammation and soreness of the lymph nodes. Most cases of cat scratch fever resolve without any treatment within a few weeks. If the lymph nodes remain persistently inflamed or symptoms persist, antibiotics may be prescribed by a doctor.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You have been scratched or bitten by a cat and are experiencing symptoms and want to see if you have been infected

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on
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Expert interpretation
of your results

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.