Parasitology testing evaluates stool for the presence of ova, parasites and levels of beneficial flora,
imbalanced flora, possible pathogenic viruses and bacteria. Such testing can help reveal hidden
causes behind acute or chronic conditions that develop from parasitic infections or dysbiosis.
Specimens are carefully analyzed by highly trained technicians using new staining procedures and
advanced multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunoassay techniques. These accurate
detection methods allow for increased detection rates, increasing the awareness of the important
relationship between parasitic infection and a broad spectrum of illnesses and diseases.
These tests are ideal for patients with sudden changes in bowel pattern, especially for those who
have been traveling abroad or camping. The increase in worldwide travel, coupled with increasing
immigration to the United States, contributes to the spread and incidence of parasitic infections. In
addition, parasitic infections are commonly transmitted through fecally contaminated food, water,
or other materials within this country.
- Malaria antigen
- Blood smear for MP
- Stool for Occult blood
- Special staining for opportunistic parasite (Stool)
- IgG ELISA for Echinococcus