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.
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.