This stool test is used to test for parasites in stool and to detect an intestinal infection due to certain parasitic organisms.
It should be noted that there are certain parasites commonly identified in the stool of AIDS patients include Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia. This routine ova and parasite study does test for this organism.
Diagnosing infestation and monitoring elimination of parasites like hookworm, pinworm, etc.
No special preparation is necessary prior to collection.
Concentration of material and examination of specimen for ova and parasites by conventional iodine/saline and trichrome staining. This will not detect Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora cayetanensis, or Microsporidium.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.