E-Zlab is specialized in blood work & medical tests at home & work.

What is an intestinal parasite?

A parasite is a microbe, a micro-organism that feeds on other organisms.

Why do you test the eggs and parasites in stools?

This laboratory test can diagnose parasites (parasites) in the intestines. During the stool examination, the laboratory technician uses a microscope to detect the presence of different types of eggs or parasites in the specimen provided.

What are the symptoms associated with a parasitic infection?

Recurrent or persistent diarrhea, stomach pains, cramps in the stomach, abnormal stools, coughing, vomiting, weight loss or weight loss, fatigue and irritability, among others.

What causes this infection?

One can find parasites or their eggs in food that has been contaminated by the feces of animals, especially when we are traveling outside the country.

How can I prevent these infections?

The key element is good hygiene. Always wash your hands, wash fruits and vegetables and make sure that you cook meat well.

What is the treatment?

If you feel persistent symptoms for a few days, it is best to consult a doctor so he can diagnose the infection in question and prescribe the appropriate treatment if necessary.

How do you proceed when testing eggs and parasites in the stools?

Sampling is done in a special container that is sent to the laboratory as soon as possible for analysis.

A member of our nursing staff can explain how to proceed.