The Parasitology Center Inc. Full GI Panel (stool test) includes the testing of fecal, blood, tissues and skin specimens to diagnose and taxonomically identify human and animal-borne parasitic organisms and agents of medical and public health importance. These include over 40 species of protozoan (single-celled organisms), cysts and trophozoites, eggs and other stages of metazoans (multiple-celled parasites like roundworms, tapeworms, flukes, and other parasitic organisms) that may be found in biological specimens, e.g., fecal, blood, tissues, and skin.
Symptoms: Gastrointestinal and/or Digestive issues, food sensitivities, sleep disorders, problems with indigestion, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, or other gut problems, depression, weight gain, traveled outside of the US, chronic sickness or autoimmune disease.
PCI uses state of the art technologies for staining, processing and identifying parasites in fecal samples presented via mailable kits or shipped as whole worms. STF (Streck Tissue Fixative) is utilized for preserving and transporting of collected fecal specimens that are subsequently concentrated, processed and stained in the laboratory. Optical microscopy is connected with a video camera, monitor and printer for identification and verification. Results for each parasite tested on blood, tissues, fecal, and skin specimens are quantified on a scale of 1 (light infection) to 4 (heavy infection).
*Lab fee not included; kit includes FEDEX prepaid mailer