According to the latest Government statistics, just 18 travel-associated cases of Zika have been diagnosed in the UK this year. The report marks an astonishing 93.6% reduction in travel-associated cases compared with 2016. Whilst these figures highlight the huge successes in combatting the Zika virus, there is still work to be done if we are to completely eradicate this harmful infection from our shores.

Better2Know provides Zika testing at private locations nationwide, including the city of London. Our comprehensive assortment of tests and screens have been specially designed by a panel of sexual health experts to suit your personal requirements, with results available swiftly and efficiently. For more information on Zika, and the other tests and services we offer, please visit our website.


The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Though the Zika virus is predominantly circulated by the Aedes mosquito, it can also be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. The virus’s recent emergence in the UK is strongly linked with travel to high risk areas such as the Caribbean and Central America.

Most Zika infections are symptomless, and therefore persist undetected. When symptoms are present, however, they can take up to two weeks to develop and may include: rash, fever, eye infections, and joint or muscle pain.

 

Zika Testing in London

Better2Know provides two testing options to locate the Zika virus. Our blood test is suitable just seven days after potential exposure, and looks for Zika antibodies including Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and Immunoglobulin M (IgM). Alternatively, our urine test is appropriate less than 14 days from the onset of symptoms, and will detect evidence of the virus in the body.

With Better2Know, you can access same or next-day appointments at locations across London. These include: Canary Wharf, the city, Euston Station, Harley Street, Notting Hill, Victoria, Wimbledon and many more. Your appointment will be with a qualified clinician, who will take your samples and answer any questions you may have. Once collected, samples are sent to our CPA accredited laboratory for swift and efficient analysis. In the case of our Wimpole Street facility, this is housed in the same building.

Results are typically available within five working days of your sample’s arrival at our certified laboratory. However, by limiting the samples’ transit time through our leading Wimpole Street clinic, we can return your results quicker than anywhere else in the country. Situated in the heart of London, the clinic is open six days a week for your convenience, including 12-hour availability on weekdays.

Your results can be accessed online at any time. Simply login to the secure patient area of our website to check their progress. Additionally, we will contact you via a method of your preference when all your results are available.

To book your Zika test today, call our friendly Patient Services team on the number above. Our experienced staff will answer your questions and organise your appointment. You can also book online using the Book Now button at the top of the page.

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