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The most common ways parasites can enter the gastrointestinal tract is if you have drunk natural water from a stream, river or lake, eaten food that has come into contact with ova or ingested water from contaminated swimming pools or hot tubs.
Our ova, cysts and parasite (OCP) test looks for these parasites and their ova by examining a simple stool sample.
A stool culture is useful to investigate prolonged diarrhoea especially if mucus or blood is present.
The exact tests performed will depend on where you have travelled to recently, and whether you have been in contact with someone with infective diarrhoea.
This test is for anyone whose gastrointestinal tract has been infected by a parasite or who has diarrhoea and suspects contaminated food might be the cause.
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 Stool for OCP and Culture stool test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your stool sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Stool for OCP and Culture 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 Stool for OCP and Culture test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Stool for OCP and Culture test results.
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