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Parasite test

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Rapid Test

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Lab Test

This test is also available as a Lab Test which measures 6 parasites. It also gives you recommendations if you have parasites. See the test here.

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Collection method
Stool

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£ 29,00

GetTested’s Rapid Parasite Test offers an easy way to detect Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium directly from home through a simple stool test. This quick test helps identify these common parasites, often behind gastrointestinal discomfort.

Additionally, considering nutrient level tests for Amino Acids, Vitamins (B12, folate, D, E, Q10), and a Nutrition test can be insightful, as parasites may affect nutrient absorption. For a broader understanding of gut health, our Candida, Gut Microbiome XL, and SIBO tests offer further insights into your digestive system’s condition. For those seeking a more comprehensive analysis, GetTested also offers a laboratory parasite test to examine a broader spectrum of parasites.

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GetTested Rapid Parasite Test

The GetTested Parasite Test is a convenient home testing kit designed to detect Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium in human stool samples. These common parasites are known causes of intestinal infections. Prompt identification of these parasitic infections is crucial for effective treatment. Learn more about these parasites below:

Entamoeba histolytica: A Serious Parasite
Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasitic amoeba that infects humans and other primates, often leading to amoebiasis. This parasite can range from being asymptomatic to causing severe conditions like amoebic dysentery and liver abscesses.

Giardia lamblia: A Cause of Diarrhea
Giardia lamblia, a protozoan, frequently causes severe diarrhea and is particularly problematic for people with weakened immune systems. The parasite can undergo both acute and chronic phases, potentially leading to malabsorption and weight loss. Therefore, accurate diagnosis is key for effective treatment.

Cryptosporidium: A Resilient Parasite
Cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite, causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Its ability to survive for extended periods outside the body and resist common disinfectants makes it especially challenging to control, especially in water systems.

How the Test Works and Usage

The Parasite Test is user-friendly and requires a stool sample for analysis. It utilizes specific test cassettes that provide direct results to detect the presence of these parasites. Early detection is essential for effective treatment and preventing further spread.

Materials and Instructions

The test kit includes all necessary equipment such as test cassettes and sampling tubes with extraction buffer. Detailed instructions are provided to guide users through the entire sampling and analysis process. Note that sample containers and a timer are required but not included in the kit.

Choosing the Right Test: Parasite or Other Gut Test?

If you're dealing with gut problems, consider our other gut health tests that analyze gut flora, malabsorption, leaky gut, and more. We offer a range of tests, from targeted to comprehensive. For concerns like Candida, we provide a specific test. Additionally, a separate breath test is available for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), measuring bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.

Beyond Parasites: The Importance of Nutrient Deficiency Testing

When dealing with potential parasite infections, understanding the full scope of your health is important. Parasites can affect your body's ability to absorb nutrients, leading to deficiencies that can exacerbate health issues. This is why, alongside standard parasite testing, considering tests for nutrient deficiencies is highly recommended.

FAQ

How is the Parasite test carried out?

Our Parasite test is a home test kit with instant results. After ordering, we will send you a kit with everything you need to perform the test yourself. Results are obtained within 10 minutes.

What will the result tell me?

The test will give a positive or negative result for each tested item.

When should I take the test?

The test can be taken at any time of the day.

Do you have tests for other parasites?

Yes, our lab test tests for Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium spp. Cyclospora cayetanensis, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis.

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