Includes the testing of fecal, blood, tissues and skin specimens to diagnose and taxonomically identify human and animal-borne parasitic organisms and agents of medical and public health importance. These include over 40 species of protozoan (single-celled organisms), cysts and trophozoites, eggs and other stages of metazoans (multiple-celled parasites like roundworms, tapeworms, flukes, and other parasitic organisms) that may be found in biological specimens, e.g., fecal, blood, tissues, and skin. PCI uses state of the art technologies for staining, processing andidentifying parasitesin fecal samples presented via mailable kits or shipped as whole worms. STF (Streck Tissue Fixative) is utilized for preserving and transporting of collected fecal specimens that are subsequently concentrated, processed and stained in the laboratory. Optical microscopy is connected with a video camera, monitor and printer for identification and verification. Results for each parasite tested on blood, tissues, fecal, and skin specimens are quantified on a scale of 1 (light infection) to 4 (heavy infection).
Parasitology Center, Inc. is the only facility in the world working with Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) which Dr. Amin described from patients experiencing dermatological abnormalities (elevated itchy skin sores that may develop into mucoid lesions) and neurological symptoms (movement, pinprick, or crawling sensations). We outsource a biocompatibility test to determine what toxins may be the source of toxicity. For moreinformation about NCS,see links to relevant articles on our home page. Please see our patientNCS testimonials
As a professional courtesy, Dr. Omar Amin will interpret results with Practitioners only. Patient confidentiality and professional practice with practitioners and patients are strictly observed.
Includes (a) providing practitioners with the most recent publications on the parasites that their patients may have and providing other information about these parasites when requested; (b) conducting educational seminars, continuing education courses, and conference presentations on human parasitic infections to medical practitioners and techonologists, public health professionals and workers in the health and allied fields.