The Purpose of a Virus Exposure Blood Test
We have all been there. You feel like you’ve come down with some sort of bug, but you’re not sure what it is. What you do know is that you have uncomfortable symptoms such as fatigue, fever, muscle pain, and swollen lymph nodes, and you want to find a solution that can help you feel better fast. A virus exposure profile test can help pinpoint specific types of infections so you can get the proper treatment. It’s one of several infectious disease tests you can find at Personalabs.
Epstein Barr, Acute Infection (Mono) (6421)
What Does the Virus Exposure Profile Test Measure?
The viral blood test looks for antibodies that your immune system produces if the following viruses enter your system:
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibodies, IgG
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibodies, Quantitative, IgM
- Epstein-Barr, Acute Infection (Mono)
- Herpesvirus 6 Antibodies (IgG, IgM)
Epstein-Barr is the most common cause of mononucleosis. Herpesvirus 6 and cytomegalovirus are both herpes viruses. All of these viruses are highly transmissible.
Who Should Take a Virus Blood Test?
You should get a virus exposure test if you’re experiencing the symptoms mentioned above, as well as:
- Sore throat
- Swollen tonsils
- Skin rash
- A soft, swollen area by your spleen
Viral Blood Test Preparation
There are no special instructions you need to follow before this virus blood test.
Virus Exposure Test Results
If you get a positive result, it means your body has produced antibodies in response to one of the viruses being tested. If that’s the case, you will want to seek further medical treatment to alleviate any symptoms. If you wish to speak with a board-certified doctor about your results, we can help you schedule a telehealth appointment with one of our physicians.
Where Can I Get a Virus Exposure Blood Test Near Me?
When you shop online at Personalabs, you get access to more than 400 health tests for everything from allergies to vitamin deficiencies. Plus, you have access to your choice of lab from more than 4,000 locations across the country, thanks to our partnerships with Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp, two of the most trusted lab companies in America. Here’s how you can get started:
Step 1: Shop for the test you want, ensuring you don’t need a doctor’s approval before purchasing. (This depends on the state where you live.) After buying the test, download the lab order that comes with it.
Step 2: Navigate the lab locator tool on our website to find a facility that’s convenient for you and make the appointment for your blood test.
Step 3: Go to your appointment. Be sure to bring the test order so you can complete your blood draw.
Step 4: Check your secure Personalabs portal for your test results. They’ll typically arrive within 2 to 10 business days after your test date, but you can contact us if you need your results by a specific date, and we will work with the lab to fulfill your request.
Rely on Personalabs for tests that can give you fast, accurate results, so you can make the smart, empowered healthcare choices that create positive change.