Echinococcus Antibodies (Hydatid)
Echinococcosis is an infection by tapeworms in the Echinococcus genus and is a general term that covers three specific diseases: cystic echinococcosis, alveolar hydatid echinococcosis and polycystic echinococcosis.
Echinococcus Antibodies are antibodies produced by the body in response to an echinococcosis infection.
Echinococcus tapeworms have a more complex life cycle than other parasites that involves a definitive host and an intermediate host.
Humans are accidental hosts and do not typically play a part in the life cycle.
Echinococcosis to be asymptomatic for many years. Many cases are only discovered incidentally during imaging for an unrelated reason.
Ecchinococcus (Hydatid) Antibodies
We will send you your echinococcus antibodies (hydatid) blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your echinococcus antibodies (hydatid) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood 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 blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at our chosen laboratory headquartered in the heart of London's medical district. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from the UK's largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests.
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 echinococcus antibodies (hydatid) test results in your own personal dashboard.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your echinococcus antibodies (hydatid) test results can be downloaded for your doctor. Want a hard-copy report? You will be given the opportunity to order one during the checkout process.
We issue you with a personal helpline card with your patient identification number and our phone number for any assistance you need with your order.