Parasites Check – Worm eggs and unicellular parasites – Verisana Lab
5 Reviews

Parasites Check

120.00£ Incl. VAT/Sales Tax & FREE Shipping - Original Price 120.00£

Category:

With the Parasites Check, you receive an extensive examination of your intestine based on your stool sample:

1.) Worm eggs
2.) Cryptosporidium spec.
3.) Entamoeba histolytica
4.) Giardia lamblia
5.) Blastocystis hominis

There are many types of parasites: worms that are large and thus visible as well as unicellular parasites that we cannot see.

Availability: deliverable immediately
  • Details
  • Test measures
  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
  • Sample report
  • Reviews
Details
Who should take the test?

Parasites are organisms that derive nourishment and protection from other living organisms known as hosts. There are many types of parasites: worms that are large and thus visible as well as unicellular parasites that we cannot see. The human intestine serves as a habitat for lots of different parasites. In many cases, infection takes place on vacation in tropical regions, however, parasites can also find their way into our bodies in our latitudes, e.g. by insufficiently cooked, infected meat.

The symptoms vary depending on the parasite and the infestation rate. Often an infestation takes place without symptoms for years or the symptoms are so unspecific that the actual cause of the complaint can’t be identified. This makes a diagnosis particularly difficult.

With our test, your stool sample is examined to determine a variety of parasites. Worm eggs will be determined by microscopic examination whereas various single-celled parasites will be determined by antigen tests. Larger and thus visible worms can not be detected by this method as they usually remain in the intestine and only their eggs are excreted with the stool.

To note is the important time-gap between the infection and the traceability of larvae and eggs. It can take 1 to 3 months after the infection until the eggs can be determined in the stool.

The test analyzes the values of the following analytes:

  • Worm eggs
  • Cryptosporidium spec.
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Blastocystis hominis

With our Parasites Check your stool sample is examined to determine Worm eggs, Cryptosporidium spec., Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Blastocystis hominis.

Note: Fox tapeworm eggs are not released into the stool and therefore can not be determined by a stool test. Imaging procedures have to be performed in this case. The situation is similar to the one of oxyurae (Enterobius vermicularis): the eggs also do not appear in the stool as the worms deposit them directly on the perianal skin.

How does it work?

You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each analyte. You can then discuss these results with your doctor or practitioner, who can advise you on the further course of action and the various therapeutic options.

What will my results tell me?

If worm eggs are detected in your stool you will receive information about the exact species of the eggs or the associated worm. In very few cases, e.g. a very rare worm species from remote regions, it may happen that further investigations (for example at the nearest tropical institute) are required for a precise identification.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at +44 (0)20 3286 6316 or mail at contact@verisana.co.uk.

Test measures
For the Parasites Check we analyse:
  • Worm eggs
  • Cryptosporidium spec.
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Blastocystis hominis
Worm eggs

Under the microscope we examine your samples for worm eggs and then determine the types of eggs found. 

Note: Fox tapeworm eggs are not released into the stool and therefore can not be determined by a stool test. Imaging procedures have to be performed in this case. The situation is similar to oxyurae (Enterobius vermicularis): the eggs also do not appear in the stool as the worms deposit them directly on the perianal skin.

Cryptosporidium spec.

The Cryptosporidium belongs to the genus of unicellular parasites, whose hosts are vertebrates. They occur worldwide and are usually transmitted via contaminated water, but also via raw food or pets. An infection usually heals by itself after a few weeks. However, people with weakened immune systems may experience chronic symptoms. In addition to diarrhea symptoms often include weight loss, mild fever and dizziness.

Entamoeba histolytica

Entamoeba histolytica is an unicellular parasite and cause of the so-called amoebic dysentery. The parasite causes purulent intestinal ulceration, which leads to a variety of symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloody-slimy diarrhea or constipation. In rare cases, the parasites migrate to the liver where they destroy tissues and cause abscesses. Often, however, an infection is completely unsymptomatic or the disease breaks out only years or decades after the infection. It is transmitted by contaminated food as well as during sex.

Giardia lamblia

The pathogen Giardia lambia exists worldwide. It is transmitted by contaminated food, water (either by drinking water or swimming in contaminated water) or directly from person to person, e.g. during intercourse. The incubation period is about 1 week. The symptoms range from a feeling of pressure in the right upper abdomen, torments, nausea and diarrhea to vomiting and fever. In addition, malabsorption often leads to weight loss.

Blastocystis hominis

Blastocystis hominis is an unicellular parasite from the stramenopilen group. It is not only detected in vertebrates, but also in birds, reptiles or amphibians. It is transmitted by contaminated food and water. It is assumed that about 30 percent of all returnees from a holiday in the tropics have Blastocystis hominis. For many, however, the infection is completely unsymptomatic. If symptoms occur, then mostly in the form of diarrhea, nausea and constipation. Rarely, however, nonspecific symptoms such as skin rashes, headaches or joint pain occur.

Symptoms
Symptoms the Parasites Check is suitable for:
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Stomach cramps
  • Exhaustion
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Deficiency symptoms
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Painful bowel movement
Sample collection guide
General

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

 

Please download the instructions here

Sample report
The sample report

Below you will find the sample report for the Parasites Check.

Download sample report

aaBewertungen
Comments
  1. Arnold
    December 12, 2019

    Everything was fine.

  2. Celia
    September 11, 2018

    Great value for the price :-)!

  3. Jerry
    August 13, 2018

    I am very satisfied with this holistic laboratory. They even supported me in finding a therapist in my area. What an awesome service!

  4. Colin
    July 8, 2018

    Used the test for my cat. Got the results within 2 weeks. Will probabaly use it again for a regular check up.

  5. Arlene
    June 12, 2018

    Everything went fast and uncomplicated.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Any Questions?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this test. Your question is missing? Please contact us at:

Do you only get infected with parasites during vacation?

No. Holidays in the tropics can mean a certain risk, but they are not the only source of danger. Infestation by parasites can also occur in your hometown. The most common transmission path in this country is undercooked, infected meat.

Does the test show a positive result immediately after the infection?

No, depending on the type of parasite, it takes a long time from the infection to the appearance of larvae and eggs. It takes 1 to 3 months until the eggs are detectable in the stool.

Why are there some parasites that can't be identified with this test?

A few intestinal parasites cannot be identified by stool examination because their eggs do not leave the intestine. This includes, for example, the fox tapeworm. If this special parasite is suspected, imaging processes must be carried out for diagnosis.

I went on a tropical trip years ago, but I only recently have complaints.

Infestation with parasites is often completely symptom-free for a long time. This often makes diagnosis particularly difficult. It is therefore quite possible that symptoms only appear long after the actual infection.

Allgemeine Therapieempfehlungen

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Allg. Therapieempfehlungen hinzufügen

Complete Comprehensive Hormone Check test kit

29,00 €

Your cart

No products in the cart.