Parasitology-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Lab: Genova Diagnostics

Results: 10-14 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Send in your samples as soon as you complete the test. Store samples at room temperature or refrigerate. Do NOT freeze.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless directed otherwise by your physician: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil and rectal suppositories. If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your health care professional before stopping any prescribed substance.
We do not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness. Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.
2 weeks before the test: If taking antibiotics or antifungals, it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician).
Eat your usual diet during the 2 – 3 days prior to the stool collection.

Description: Parasitology is a gastrointestinal test that evaluates stool for the presence of intestinal parasites, using microscopic examination. Though data for intestinal parasitic infection in the US is limited, some research has found one-third of stool specimens to be positive for parasites, peaking seasonally between July and October.

This test is an ideal analysis for patients with sudden changes in bowel pattern, especially those who have been traveling abroad, have been camping, or may have had exposure to untreated water.

The parasitology test can help reveal parasitic infections and enable you to target treatment protocols geared toward infection resolution.

Analytes Reported:
Cryptosporidium EIA
Giardia lamblia EIA
Macroscopic worms
Parasite Identification, Concentrate Prep
Parasite Identification, Trichrome Stain

Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost:
Macroscopic Exam for Worms
Giardia Lamblia EIA
Cryptosporidium EIA