Parasites are a leading health concern with some patients presenting with obvious skin or intestinal symptoms while many others may have vague or minimal symptoms. EVND utilizes the testing available through the Parasitology Center specializing in the diagnosis and management of parasites in humans by world renowned Parasitologist Dr. Omar M. Amin.
Most parasites in humans are cosmopolitan. The following are the most common symptoms: diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel, cramps, bloating, malabsorption, mucus, fatigue, nausea, skin rash, dry cough, brain fog, lymph blockage, allergies, joint pain, memory loss, dermatitis, and headaches.
If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms listed above, you should order at minimum the Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test at ParasiteTesting.com. Upon completion, the test results will be sent to the primary care physician at EVND. A description of the the 3 most common tests ordered is below.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test (CPT 87177)
The Comprehensive Stool Analysis provides a detailed analysis of all intestinal parasites (Protozoa, Trematodes,Tapeworms, Nematodes) from all 7 continents as well as an overview of other intestinal organisms including Candida, yeast, and other fungi. See Dr. Amin’s video Understanding Parasites for informative background on parasitic infections and prevalence. Analysis of bio-indicators such as red and white blood cells, mucus, fatty acid crystals, starch granules, undigested tissue, beneficial bacteria, epithelial cells, pollen, and charcot-leyden crystals is also included.
Click on a new publication The Significance of Bio-indicators in the Interpretation of Comprehensive Stool Analysis Results.
Testing package is included. Price: $164.00
Swab Culture Test (CPT 87070)
Swab Cultures are taken for culturing and analysis of bacterial and fungal infections. Sensitivity and resistance results are also included. The swab can be used for culturing stool, skin, urine, or any other body parts or secretions. This test is highly recommended for patients with GI symptoms who have had negative stool tests for parasites, as the symptoms for pathogenic bacteria are very similar to those of parasitic infections.
See a new publication by Dr. Omar M. Amin,“The Contribution of Pathogenic Bacteria to GI symptoms in Parasite-free patients” in the Journal of Bacteriology and Parasitology.
View another publication re: IBS in the New England Journal of Medicine stating that up to 20% of all IBS cases are due to “gut flora”.
Testing package is included. Price: $132.00
Full GI Panel (CPT 87177, 87070)
The Full GI Panel consists of our Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test and our Swab Culture Test. The combination of these two tests provides full coverage screening of all intestinal pathogens and is recommended for anyone experiencing GI symptoms. Please see details of each individual test and their relevant publications below.
Testing packages are included. Price: $266.00
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