Parasitology-Doctor's Data Kit

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

Fasting Required: No

Lab: Doctor's Data

Specimen: Stool

Results: 7-10 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:

2 weeks before collection discontinue the following: Antibiotics, antiparasitics, antifungals, or probiotic supplements, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and Bismuth.

2 days before collection discontinue the following: Aspirin and other NSAIDs, digestive enzymes, laxatives (particularly mineral oil, castor oil, and glycerin enemas/suppositories), activated charcoal, betaine HCl, antacids or bentonite clay.

Do not collect samples when there is active bleeding from hemorrhoids or menstruation. Wait at least 4 weeks from a colonoscopy or barium enema before collecting.

Do not contaminate the stool with urine or water.

Store specimen in refrigerator prior to shipping. Do not freeze.

Please note: Parasites do not drop with every stool passing.

Description: The Parasitology profile includes testing by PCR and microscopy and can be performed on a one-, two- or three-day collection, based on practitioner preference. While parasitic infection may be an underlying etiological factor in several chronic disease processes, doctors often do not consider the potential for parasitic involvement because signs and symptoms of parasitic infection often resemble those of other diseases. However, it has been shown that parasite testing is a reasonable approach to the detection of causative agents for chronic gastrointestinal disorders.

Kit includes a one-, two- or three-day parasitology collection option and is up to the discretion of patient/practitioner preference.

Results Include:
Balantidium coli
Blastocystis spp
Chilomastix mesnili
Dientamoeba fragilis
Entamoeba coli
Entamoeba histolytica/dispar
Entamoeba hartmanni
Entamoeba polecki
Endolimax nana
Enteromonas hominis
Giardia duodenalis
Iodamoeba butschlii
Isospora belli oocysts
Pentatrichomonas hominis
Retortamonas intestinalis
Nematodes - Roundworms
Ascaris lumbricoides eggs
Capillaria philippinesis eggs
Capillaria hepatica eggs
Enterobius vermcularis eggs
Hookworm eggs
Strongyloides stercoralis
Trichuris trichiura eggs
Cestodes - Tapeworms
Diphyllobothrium latum eggs
Dipylidium caninum eggs
Hymenolepis diminuta eggs
Hymenolepis nana eggs
Taenia eggs
Trematodes - Flukes:
Clonorchis sinensis eggs
Fasciola hepatica/Fasciolopsis buski
Paragonimus westermani eggs
Heterophyes heterophyes
Cryptosporidium (C. parvum and C. hominis)
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia duodenalis (AKA intestinalis & lamblia)
Other Markers
Muscle Fibers
Vegetable Fibers
Charcot-Leyden Crystals
Ova and Parasites
Macroscopic Appearance