Parasite testing UK

Our comprehensive parasite testing kit utilizes advanced techniques including PCR and microscopy O&P for accurate results  to identify a wide range of common parasites with precision.

We are leaders in parasite testing and use the most reliable laboratories for parasite including Doctors Data and Genova Diagnostics.

 

Where can I pick up parasites?
Parasites can be picked up through contaminated food and water or lakes. Infections are common world-wide (not simply in less developed countries). Many of our clients have picked up parasites in the UK, Morocco, Egypt, India, Greece and Turkey and even in the USA. It is also possible to pick up parasites from children in nursery.

 

Can Parasites cause symptoms of IBS?

Yes parasites may cause  unpleasant symptoms such as bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation, these are frequently linked to parasitic infections.

 

Parasite testing UK
If you are concerned that you may have a parasite, you can easily test for these pathogens using a stool test. A parasite is an organism that lives off another organism, they may live in your large instestine.

How can I order a private parasite test.
Our parasite testing can be sent to you at home – we  ship all over the UK and Europe. If you would like to order a parasite test please call us on 0345 1297996  or  Contact us

 

 

What parasites do you test for?

Please see a full list of parasites that can be tested for

  • Anisakis simplex
  • Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Balantidium coli
  • Blastocystis hominis
  • Capillaria hepatica
  • Capillaria philippinensis
  • Chilomastix mesnili
  • Clonorchis sinensis
  • Cryptosporidium parvum (EIA)
  • Dicrocoelium dendriticum
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Diphyllobothrium latum
  • Dipylidium caninum
  • Echinostoma hortense
  • Echinostoma ilocanum
  • Endolimax nana
  • Entamoeba coli
  • Entamoeba hartmanni
  • Entamoeba histolytica/E dispar
  • Entamoeba polecki
  • Enterobius vermicularis
  • Enteromonas hominis
  • Fasciola hepatica
  • Fasciola hepatica/Fasciolopsis buski
  • Gastrodiscoides hominis
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Giardia lamblia (EIA)
  • Heterophyes heterophyes
  • Hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale / Necator americanus)
  • Hymenolepis diminuta
  • Hymenolepis nana
  • Organism Name
  • Iodamoeba butschlii
  • Isospora belli
  • Metagonimus yokogawai
  • Paragonimus westermani
  • Pentatrichomonas hominis
  • Phaneropsolus bonnei
  • Pygidiopsis summa
  • Retortamonas intestinalis
  • Schistosoma haematobium
  • Schistosoma jabonicum/mekongi
  • Schistosoma japonicum
  • Schistosoma mansoni
  • Strongyloides stercoralis
  • Taenia spp
  • Toxocara canis
  • Trichostrongylus
  • Trichuris trichiura

What are the symptoms of parasitic infections?

Symptoms may include:

  • Diarrhoea  sometimes with urgency
  • Some patients get constipation
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • fatigue
  • Skin rashes
  • Bloating
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Urticaria

What does the test measure?

The Comprehensive parasite test uses the most technologically advanced procedures including PCR to accurately identify a wide range of protozoal parasites, including amoebae, flagellates, ciliates, coccidian, and microsporidia.

The Comprehensive Stool test  also measures dysbiotic bacteria, yeast (Candida) and friendly gut flora.

The markers covered include:

Beneficial bacteria, including Lactobacillus spp. and Bifidobacterium spp.

Bad bacteria  such as Klesbiella and Enterobacter Clocae.
The presence of any Parasites, including Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium Blastocystis Hominis and D. Fragilis

Yeast/fungal overgrowth, commonly referred to as Candida albicans

If yeast is cultured, the stool test may be able to highlight the best agents to take to eradicate your specific strain of yeast or bacteria should you test positive for either.

Specimens are carefully analyzed by highly-trained technicians using computer-enhanced microscopy, new staining procedures, PCR  and advanced immunoassay techniques.

How does the test work?
Patients need to send in their stool samples to the laboratory. The stool samples are then examined under an extremely powerful microscope to discover if they contain any of the above.

You will need to take 2 or 3 stool over 3 or 4 days.

What does the test measure?

Parasites, bacteria, yeast and friendly gut flora. If you are interested please click on the tests below to learn more.

Buy a Parasite Test

Comprehensive Parasitology/Gut Pathogens test

£209.00

 Comprehensive Parasitology Stool test

This test is ideal if you are concerned you may have picked up a parasite. In addition to parasites the test will examine yeast (Candida), Bacteria and friendly gut flora.

The parasites that are tested are:

Anisakis simplex
Ascaris lumbricoides
Balantidium coli
Blastocystis hominis
Capillaria hepatica
Capillaria philippinensis
Chilomastix mesnili
Clonorchis sinensis
Cryptosporidium parvum (EIA)
Dicrocoelium dendriticum
Dientamoeba fragilis
Diphyllobothrium latum
Dipylidium caninum
Echinostoma hortense
Echinostoma ilocanum
Endolimax nana
Entamoeba coli
Entamoeba hartmanni
Entamoeba histolytica/E dispar
Entamoeba polecki
Enterobius vermicularis
Enteromonas hominis
Fasciola hepatica
Fasciola hepatica/Fasciolopsis buski
Gastrodiscoides hominis
Giardia lamblia
Giardia lamblia (EIA)
Heterophyes heterophyes
Hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale / Necator americanus) Hymenolepis diminuta
Hymenolepis nan

Iodamoeba butschlii
Isospora belli
Metagonimus yokogawai

Paragonimus westermani

Pentatrichomonas hominis

Phaneropsolus bonnei

Pygidiopsis summa

Retortamonas intestinalis

Schistosoma haematobium

Schistosoma jabonicum/mekongi

Schistosoma japonicum

Schistosoma mansoni

Strongyloides stercoralis

Taenia spp

Toxocara canis

Trichostrongylus

Trichuris trichiura

 

 

Comprehensive Stool Analysis/GI map

£355.00

Please fill in the contact form below, or  e-mail us at help@nutritionandvitality.co.uk  or call us on 0345 129 7996 if you wish to order this test and we will send you a payment link.

 


 

Specifically the GI Map Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CSA)  measures the following markers:

  • The status of Beneficial bacteria, including Lactobacillus spp. and Bifidobacterium spp.
  • Dysbiotic or foreign bacteria
  • The presence of any Parasites, including Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium
  • Yeast/fungal overgrowth, commonly referred to as Candida albican
  • Digestion of food, which indicates absorption status of nutrients
  • IBD markers identifying underlying inflammation associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease including Calprotectin
  • Secretory IgA. Deficiency of SIgA is the most common immuno-deficiency marker
  • Occult blood

 

Have any questions? Call us now!

0345 1297996

0345 1297996

Have any questions?
Call us now!

FAQ

How is the Parasite Test performed?

Patients need to send in their stool samples to the laboratory. The stool samples  are then examined under an extremely powerful microscope. We will send you vials that contain liquids to preserve you samples. Once you have completed both you will need to ship your samples back to our laboratory for diagnosis.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office.

What other markers are covered on the stool test?

The Comprehensive test covers parasites, yeast (Candida) Bacteria and friendly gut flora.

Can I get this test on the NHS?

Unfortunately, these tests are not currently offered on the NHS.

How are the stool samples preserved?

We will post you special containers that contain preservative liquid. You will need to put your stool specimens into these  containers and courier them back to our lab for examination.

What happens if I have a Parasite?

If you do have a parasite or a bacterial overgrowth it is recommend that you take anti-parasitics or antibiotics.