A parasite is a tiny plant or animal that gets nutrients by living off another creature. Parasites can live in your digestive system and cause illness. These are known as intestinal parasites.
Many kinds of lab tests are available to diagnose parasitic diseases. The kind of test(s) Doctors Studio will order will be based on your signs and symptoms, any other medical conditions you may have, and your travel history.
DNA testing identifies every known DNA virus, fungi, bacteria and parasite (37,000+ RNA testing only identifies RNA viruses. If there are no RNA viruses in the sample, it would be a blank report. Unless you suspect an RNA virus like HIV, Hepatitis C, Zika, etc., you’ll want to go DNA every time.
Doctors Studio tests for all known bacteria, virus, parasites and fungi. This includes microbes that can cause intestinal issues, urinary tract infections, Lyme disease and many other issues.