Parasitology x1-Doctor's Data Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Lab: Doctor's Data

Results: 7-10 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: If you are taking antifungal or antibiotic medications, please finish the course of medication, and then wait three days before starting this collection. Please refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two weeks prior to and during the specimen collection, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.

Please note: Parasites do not drop with every stool passing.

Description: Signs and symptoms of parasitic infection vary from one individual to another.
The more common signs and symptoms are: constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, arthralgias, myalgias, anemia, increased allergic reactions, skin lesions, agitation and anxiety, difficulty sleeping, decreased energy, malnutrition and decreased immune function.

Infection can occur by four different pathways. These routes include:

Most people are inclined to believe that parasitic infection is a rare and exotic occurrence, limited to those who have traveled to distant, tropical lands. However, there has been an increase in the incidence of parasitic infection in this country. These may include:

Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost:
Macroscopic Examination