Free shipping (in the continental US) on all orders over $250Most of our tests and products are reimburseable from insurance. The CPT codes are listed next to each test and product. Do you think you have parasites? Fill out ourPARASITE QUESTIONNAIRE and see how you score.
Our Full GI Panel consists of our Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test and our Swab Culture Test. The combination of these two tests provides full coverage screening of all intestinal pathogens and is recommended for anyone experiencing GI symptoms. Please see details of each individual test and their relevant publications below. Testing packages are included.
It provides a detailed analysis of all intestinal parasites (Protozoa, Trematodes,Tapeworms, Nematodes) from all 7 continents as well as an overview of other intestinal organisms including Candida, yeast, and other fungi. See Dr. Amin's article Understanding Parasites for informative background on parasitic infections and prevalence. Analysis of bio-indicators such as red and white blood cells, mucus, fatty acid crystals, starch granules, undigested tissue, beneficial bacteria, epithelial cells, pollen, and charcot-leyden crystals is also included. Click on a new publication The Signifigance of Bio-indicators in the Interpretation of Comprehensive Stool Analysis Results. Testing package is included.
Swabs are taken for culturing and analysis of bacterial and fungal infections. Sensitivity and resistance results are also included. The swab can be used for culturing stool, skin, urine, or any other body parts or secretions. This test is highly recommended for patients with GI symptoms who have had negative stool tests for parasites, as the symptoms for pathogenic bacteria are very similar to those of parasitic infections. See a new publication by Dr. Omar M. Amin,"The Contribution of Pathogenic Bacteria to GI symptoms in Parasite-free patients" in the Journal of Bacteriology and Parasitology. View another publication re: IBS in the New England Journal of Medicine stating that up to 20% of all IBS cases are due to "gut flora". Testing package is included.
This test evaluates the presence of protozoan, worm (Shistosoma eggs), fungus and bacteria as well as other bio-indicators. Anyone with abnormalities in the color and/or texture of urine especially after foreign travel should take this test. Testing package is included.
This test is run for patients with history of having been bitten by bloodsucking insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, lice, Triatoma bugs, or fleas looking for parasites such as Malaria, Babesia, Trypanosoma, Wuchereria, Brugia, Loa, or Onchocerca. Additionally, metabolic dysfunctions such as vitamin deficiencies, free radical damage, pancreatic and liver disorders detectable from blood cell abnormalities are reported. Directions for making a thin blood film are available. Also please click the following link to watch the video for further clarification if needed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyU9iZ9d9QI&feature=player_detailpage Testing package is included.
Any tissue samples, individual organisms, or material suspected to be of parasitic nature are identified. Testing package is included.
This test is highly recommended for patients experiencing anal itching with negative test results and with no other plausable cause to explain the itching. Pinworms do not normally present themselves in the normal fecal flow as they gravitate to the peri-anal region especially at night. This is the only way to accurately test for pinworm presence. Testing package is included.
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial infection associated with chronic stomach inflammation which can significantly increase the risk of ulcer formation. This stool test is a non-invasive way to detect the bacteria. It's convenience and accuracy make it the preferred method of detection. Testing package is included.
This test is used to evaluate the presence of water borne parasites as well as other parasites, bacteria, and fungus. The most common microscopic human parasites (Protozoa) are transmitted via drinking water contaminated with fecal material from infected persons. Approximately 1/4th of US households carry parasites in their water. Approximately 1/5th of US households supplied by surface water treatment plants carry parasites such as Cryptosporidum and Giardia. This test also screens for the amoebas and Schistosomiasis. Testing package is included.