Known as the TORCH screen, this group of tests can diagnose different infections in a newly born infant. They include:
This panel of tests can be used to detect an infection in a pregnant woman that maybe passed to the foetus during her pregnancy. detecting infection early and treatment can save serious complications for new-borns.
There is no specific preparation required for this type of a test but you should tell your doctor if you think that you have been infected with any of the viruses, screened for with the TORCH test. Tell your doctor as well about any medication you are taking whether that is prescribed or over the counter. He or she will tell you whether you need to stop eating or drinking for a certain time before you have the test.
For this test a small amount of blood will be taken from a vein in your arm. This blood sample will be sent to the laboratory where it will be examined. There should be very little bleeding with this test afterwards, but the phlebotomist who takes your blood will usually use a dressing afterwards.
Select the test that you would like to undergo
Go to the Harley Street clinic for your blood draw and pay for your test in person
As soon as the results are ready, the will be sent to you by your chosen method