Buy Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunity Home Test Kit Online in the UK
This test is suitable for proving immunity to MMR viruses for healthcare workers/professionals.
The easy to use blood test kit in the comfort of your own home, we will send you the blood sample kit and full instructions then you post the sample to the Lab and we will notify you of the results by email.
The MMR test is suitable for adults aged 18 and over.
What is Measles, Mumps and Rubella?
Measles is a highly contagious infection that can lead to severe complications in certain individuals. The most effective way to prevent measles is by receiving the MMR vaccine.
Identifying Measles Symptoms:
Measles typically begins with symptoms resembling a common cold, followed by the emergence of a rash a few days later. Some individuals may also develop small spots in their mouth.
Early symptoms of measles include:
- High temperature
- Runny or blocked nose
- Red, sore, watery eyes
Spots in the Mouth:
After a few days, small white spots may appear inside the cheeks and on the back of the lips. These spots generally last for a few days.
The Measles Rash:
Following the initial cold-like symptoms, a rash usually develops within a few days. The rash begins on the face and behind the ears before spreading to the rest of the body.
The measles rash appears as red, blotchy patches covering a significant portion of the person's arms, chest, and abdomen. In some cases, the spots may be raised and merge together to form larger patches. The rash typically does not cause itchiness.
It is important to note that individuals who have received both doses of the MMR vaccine or have previously had measles are highly unlikely to have measles if they experience similar symptoms.
Mumps is characterised by painful swellings beneath the ears, specifically in the parotid glands, resulting in a distinctive appearance often referred to as a "hamster face."
A child's lower face is depicted in the image, showcasing a swollen cheek and neck on the right side due to mumps. The image features white skin.
In addition to the visible swelling, mumps may also present other symptoms such as headaches, joint pain, and an elevated body temperature. These symptoms can manifest a few days prior to the swelling of the parotid glands.
Rubella, also known as German measles, is a rare illness characterized by a rash consisting of spots. Typically, the condition improves within a week, but it can pose serious risks if contracted during pregnancy.
Identifying Rubella Symptoms:
The primary symptom of rubella is a spotty rash that initially appears on the face or behind the ears and subsequently spreads to the neck and body.
It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for the rash to manifest after being infected with rubella.
The rubella rash shows:
On white skin, it presents as hundreds of small pink spots covering the chest.
On light brown skin, faint red blotchy patches cover most of the skin, which may feel rough or bumpy. It can be more challenging to discern the rash on brown or black skin.
Additionally, individuals with rubella might experience swollen glands (lumps) in the neck or behind the ears.
Other symptoms associated with rubella include:
- Aching fingers, wrists, or knees
- High temperature
- Sneezing and a runny nose
- Sore throat
- Sore and red eyes
It is important to note that individuals who have received both doses of the MMR vaccine or have had rubella previously are highly unlikely to contract rubella if they experience similar symptoms.
Use the kit provided and send a sample of blood to the laboratory in the pack supplied.
A blood sample obtained from your finger is needed for this test - full details and instructions are included with the test kit.
Always follow the instructions included with this test.