Parasitology Testing Services
TOPLAB® parasitology testing services is continuously introducing important new assays to assure our clients the latest advances in laboratory medicine.
Parasites are demonstrated in a direct or an indirect manner. For the direct manner TOPLAB® uses the light microscope for
identification, for the indirect manner we demonstrate parasite antigen or the antibodies formed against the parasite after an
The three most common parasites in the United States are the single-cell parasites Giardia species, Entamoeba histolytica, and
Cryptosporidium species. These parasites may infect swimming pools, hot tubs, and occasionally community water supplies and can
be found throughout the world in even the most remote and pristine mountain streams and lakes.
Giardia species are some of the most common intestinal parasites in the U.S.
Cryptosporidium (often called crypto) is one of the leading causes of recreational water-related disease outbreaks in the U.S.
Entamoeba histolytica is common but only causes illness in about 10% to 20% of those infected.
In many cases, Giardia and Cryptosporidium cysts can survive in water for weeks or months and are resistant to low levels of
chlorine. The number of those infected with these parasites tends to increase during the summer months when more people are
pursuing outdoor activities such as backpacking, hiking, and swimming and they drink untreated water or contaminated food.
To aid diagnosis, an ova and parasite exam may be done along with or following a GI pathogens panel that simultaneously tests for
multiple disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Other tests that may be done include a stool culture and antigen tests to
identify specific microbes.
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