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Neurological Viral Screen Blood Test
Neurological Viral Screen Blood Test
Neurological Viral Screen Blood Test
Neurological Viral Screen Blood Test
Neurological Viral Screen Blood Test

Neurological Viral Screen Blood Test

A comprehensive blood test checking for a number of different viruses that can invade the nervous system including Herpes Simplex and Varicella Zoster.
Blood sample 10 biomarkers included 4 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (10 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
Viruses are infectious agents that multiply inside living cells. All viruses have the same basic structure but their shape or size may vary. Unlike bacteria, viruses cannot be grown in culture and antibiotics are not an effective treatment against them. There are some anti-viral drugs now available that work by either preventing viruses from entering a cell or by altering their ability to replicate.

Viruses can cause disease in a variety of ways:

  • They may destroy or disrupt the activity of the cells they invade - seriously so if vital organs are affected
  • The response of the body's immune (defence) system may lead to symptoms - fever and fatigue
  • Interaction with the chromosomes of the host cell - i.e. viruses can cause cancer
  • They may cause disease by weakening the body's immune (defence) system allowing other illnesses to develop - as in AIDS
  • The body's defence to virus invasion is fairly rapid but a virus is able to hide from the immune system allowing the infection to recur or become chronic.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

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.