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Giardiasis is a parasitic infection of the upper small intestine. There may be no symptoms or it can cause acute or chronic diarrhoea with abdominal discomfort, distension and flatulence.
A common traveller's infection among tourists and business travellers to developing countries, Giardia cysts are spread via the faecal-oral route. Cysts may be ingested with contaminated food or water, or acquired from unwashed hands. Infection can be spread from person to person indirectly by water, by faecal-oral contamination with cysts or occasionally by food. Giardia cysts are able to survive in fresh water, and it is the most common cause of epidemic waterborne diarrhoeal disease.
This test looks for the specific antigen in a stool specimen to establish the presence of Giardial proteins, and therefore a diagnosis of Giardiasis itself.
The test is designed for anyone who thinks they have been infected with Giardia.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your stool sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Giardia Antigen stool test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your stool sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Giardia Antigen test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your stool sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your stool sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your stool sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range stool test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Giardia Antigen test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Giardia Antigen test results.
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