Ova and Parasite Panel - Comprehensive
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Ova and Parasite Panel - Comprehensive | Diagnos-Techs
are a group of non-invasive screens of the gastrointestinal tract and its function. It includes 15-22 individual, yet related, tests. Stool and saliva samples are submitted by the patient
Mode of Transmission and Who is At Risk
The predominant method of transmission of parasites is the fecal–oral route through hand contact with infected individuals or via contaminated water and food. Many parasites are highly transmissible within a household environment. All family members should be tested if one member is positive for GI infection.
People with suppressed immunity—such as T-cell (white cell) dysfunction and defects in intestinal antibody (IgA) secretion—are predisposed to protracted and heavy infections with GI pathogens. Individuals with cancer and those receiving chemotherapy for cancer are very susceptible to parasitic infections. Frequent and excessive overutilization of antibiotics renders the GI tract more susceptible to chronic overgrowth of harmful microorganisms. These can produce a wide range of systemic toxins and/or cause severe irritation of large areas of fragile, nutrient-absorbing intestinal tissue.
Bodily Functions Affected by GI Pathogens
Intestinal pathogen infections cannot be clinically differentiated solely on the basis of medical history, physical exam and/or symptoms. Specific diagnosis requires laboratory evaluation and confirmation. In most laboratories the general request for stool ova and parasite screening does not include the specialized testing and confirmation provided by the GI Health Panel™. Asymptomatic, mild symptomatic and overt GI pathogen infections can affect and deter gastrointestinal function and, if undetected, will lead to chronic illness.
Treatment and Prevention
Detection and specific diagnosis of the pathogens, including a broad spectrum of microflora and common parasites, is of paramount importance. This is because successful therapy is dependent on two primary issues. First, there must be an accurate and specific diagnosis of the causative agent in a patient who presents with otherwise general and non-specific complaints and symptoms. Second, specific therapeutic agents can be targeted to eradicate offending microorganisms with an extremely high success rate, with minimal side effects.
- Observe strict personal hygiene habits.
- Eat cooked food when outside your home.
- Wash fresh fruits and vegetables with soap and water.
- Avoid drinking potentially contaminated surface water.
- Before overseas travel, contact the CDC for tips.
- Restrict pets to designated parts of the home.
- Wash hands after touching pets.
Ova and Parasite Panel - Comprehensive | Diagnos-Techs
Test fees include testk kit, mailer, test instructions, processing, handling, shipping, test results and review.
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Stool and Saliva Test
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Disclaimer: The statements enclosed herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
Since we do not know everything about your medical history and medications, please consult with your health care practitioner before implementing any new protocols and supplements. Do not construe any information listed on this site as a substitute for actual medical advice. The info you receive from us is not intended to replace medical advice by your doctor. Forrest Health, Inc. does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. We offer nutritional programs and supplements that support your health. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Forrest Health, Inc. are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a medical condition, see your physician of choice