Please note the following
Do you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms?
Examples of the most common parasites which will be detected in a stool sample
We cannot offer a complete list of parasites because of their vast number. But the laboratory uses a special concentration method and will find any worm eggs, larvae and protozoen cysts and consequently identify the species. If the staff are in any doubt, they consult associated specialists.
Trematodes: Liver and gut flukes
Opisthorchis viverrini und felineus
Clonorchis (Opisthorchis) sinensins
Intestinal nematodes: Roundworms
Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworm)
Trichiuris trichiura (Whipworm)
Parasites which might be missed:
1. Tape worms (cestodes). Unfortunately with intestinal tapeworms, the release of egg containing parts (proglottida) is only intermittent. There might be samples without any traces. But the tapeworm parts can be seen with the naked eye as little white worm like bits in the stool. The stool has to be observed in case of a suspicion.
Diphyllobothrium latum: Fish tape worm
Taenia solium: Pig tape worm
Taenia saginata: Cattle tape worm
Dipylidium caninum: Cucumber tapeworm or the double-pore tapeworm,
Vampirolepsis nana: Vampirolepis nana, the mouse tapeworm (the most common cestode in humans)
Mesocestoides: Humans can experience severe diarrhoea with intestinal infections
2. Enterobius vermicularis: Human pinworm, also known as threadworm. This is best tested through your GP, as the test is inexpensive and easy to do. The main indicator is frequent and strong itching of the anal area - though this is NOT the only cause of anal itching.
Once we have received your payment, you will usually receive your home test kit within 3 working days. Your kit contains the sample jar(s), and easy to follow instructions.
You will receive your results and a detailed explanatory report about a fortnight after the arrival of your sample at the laboratory.
What happens after I have received my results?
With your laboratory report you will get a detailed explanation of your test results. If you feel you want more help, you are welcome to call the suppliers who will discuss your findings with you in depth.
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