Also Known As
Fecal Smear, Parasitic Examination (Stool), Stool O&P, Stool Sample Exam
The Purpose of a Stool Ova and Parasite Test
A parasitic infection is very uncomfortable—with symptoms such as vomiting, fatigue, and loose or bloody stool—so you want to get treatment as soon as possible so you can feel better. But you need to know what type of parasite you’re dealing with to get the right medication, or even avoid a misdiagnosis of food poisoning or the flu. That’s when you need an ova and parasite test.
What Does the Ova and Parasite Test Measure?
This test analyzes a stool sample to detect the presence of parasitic eggs or larvae such as pinworms, hookworms, Giardia lamblia, or Entamoeba histolytica.
Who Should Take a Stool Test for Parasites?
A stool ova and parasite test may bring relief if you haven’t had luck finding treatment for symptoms like:
- High fever
- Stomach pain
- Stool that has blood, worms, or mucus
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chronic diarrhea
O&P Test Preparation
This stool test for parasites doesn’t require special preparations. Just be sure to follow the sample collection instructions to avoid contamination.
Ova and Parasite Lab Test Results
Your results will show up as positive (parasites were found) or negative (no parasites were present in the sample). If the O&P test is positive, the results will also tell you what type of parasite you’re infected with so you can get the proper treatment.
We can help you feel better. If you have any questions about treating your infection, talk with a board-certified doctor from Personalabs during a telehealth visit from the convenience of your home or office.
Where Can I Get an Ova and Parasite Stool Test Near Me?
Don’t live with the pain and discomfort of a parasitic infection. Take charge of your health and get the answers you need with an ova and parasite stool test. It’s one of more than 400 health tests available in our online store, and you may not need a doctor’s approval before buying a test, depending on the state where you live. Once you’ve found and purchased the test you want:
Step 1: Download the appropriate lab order.
Step 2: Use our lab locator to find a test site near you. We’re affiliated with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, so you can choose from more than 4,000 lab locations across America.
Step 3: Bring the test order to the lab when it’s time for your appointment.
Step 4: Get your results in your confidential Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days. (Turnaround times can vary. Contact us, and we can help expedite results if you need them by a certain date.)
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