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Tropical Screen Blood Test
Tropical Screen Blood Test
Tropical Screen Blood Test
Tropical Screen Blood Test

Tropical Screen Blood Test

A comprehensive blood test for those who have been away travelling and wish to see if they have been infected by any tropical parasites.
Blood sample 8 biomarkers included 11 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (8 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Please include details of any recent foreign travel on your form.
Some diseases are confined to tropical areas. Many of the illnesses are not necessarily due to geographical factors like temperature, humidity and disease carrying insects - they are due to poverty and squalor. A large number of the diseases are due to low standards of public health, unhygienic food handling and a lack of sanitary facilities.
  • Contamination of food and water with human excrement are the cause of intestinal (gut) infections such as typhoid and paratyphoid fever, cholera, amoebiasis, shigellosis, tapeworm and other parasitic infestations.
  • Temperature and soil conditions are responsible for infestation due to hookworm and schistosomiasis for example.
  • Insect borne diseases include malaria, yellow fever, sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis. The malaria transmitting mosquito was once common in the south of England and, due to climate warming, could return.

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.