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Testing over 3 consecutive days increases rates of parasitic detection by 95%. A 3 day parasitology can help to identify infection of parasites such as: Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Giardia lamblia, Endomilax nana and Entamoeba histolytica. All parasites that are detected during tested are reported in the patient’s lab results.
This test is specifically indicated for patients suspected of parasitic infection. A 3 day parasitology increases the likelihood of parasitic detection.
• 3 x yellow lid Sample jar
• 1 x Specimen bag
• Padded postage satchel
• If you are currently taking antibiotics, only proceed with this collection two weeks after you have finished the course of the antibiotic therapy.
• Follow your usual diet prior to collecting the stool sample for testing.
• The stool sample should be collected in the morning; otherwise the first movement of the day.
• Natural laxatives can be used if constipation is problem. This includes herbal and nutritional supplements. Do not use pharmaceutical laxatives as these medication can alter results.
• If you have trouble collecting a stool over 3 consecutive days, it is acceptable to collect them within a maximum of 5 days from the first collection day, making sure the specimen is sent back as soon as the final collection is completed.