Virology tests concern the test for the detection of antibodies against viral infections, which mainly result from the existence of sexually transmitted diseases in the body. These tests are usually carried out before pregnancy, because such diseases can be transmitted from the mother to the newborn through birth or breastfeeding. In other words, the virology tests are an early stage of prenatal checks and should be carried out before the conception process.
The virology department undertakes the control for:
- Hepatitis type A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis type C
- The HIV virus (AIDS)
- Measles morbillivirus
- The existence of intracellular parasite Toxoplasma.
- The virus of Cytomegalovirus (CMV), which belongs to the family of herpes viruses.
- All types of Herpes (HSV I and II)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Infectious Mononucleosis virus
Virology tests are very important for verifying the health status of a patient and especially a woman who intends to carry out the pregnancy process. The obstetrician-gynaecologist before conception usually recommends this specific check-up, but in some cases it can also be part of the regular gynaecological check-up, if worrying signs have been observed previously. In our polyclinic in Maroussi, a virological tests are carried out under the supervision of well-trained staff.