Comprehensive Gut Parasite and Bacteria Test Panel

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Worried about gut symptoms that you think might be related to a parasite or bacteria? Our Comprehensive Gut Parasite and Bacteria Test Panel detects the most important culprits.

Use our easy home sampling kit to send a stool sample to the lab. Your sample will be analysed by our UKAS-accredited lab partner (who also test for the NHS) and you'll get your results and doctor's report in days.

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Our Comprehensive Gut Parasite and Bacteria Test Panel is for you if...

  • You've got gut symptoms like diarrhoea, stomach pain, nausea and bloating.

  • You've been travelling abroad.

  • You've been in contact with someone else with a gut infection or gut symptoms.

How does the
Comprehensive Gut Parasite and Bacteria Test Panel help you?

Dr Claire Merrifield

Dr Claire Merrifield

GP, PhD and our Medical Director

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It’s not nice to think about, but your bowel contains trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses which usually live in harmony with your body. However, sometimes a parasite or bacterium can start to overgrow leading to symptoms such as:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Bloating
  • Feeling sick or nauseous

You’re more likely to pick up a parasitic or bacterial gut infection while travelling abroad or if someone you spend time with has also been unwell. Many times, gut infections are over in a few days, but symptoms can last longer with gut parasites and if this is the case for you, it can be worth taking a test to see what’s going on.

Our Comprehensive Gut Parasite and Bacteria Test Panel is a “next-generation” DNA-based PCR test which detects six important parasitic and bacterial gut infections, all from a single stool sample: Cryptosporidia, Giardia, Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter and toxic E. coli (VTEC). If your test comes back positive, we can advise you on the next steps.

Gut infection is just one cause of gut symptoms but there are many others, such as inflammation, coeliac disease or bowel cancer. We also offer a more comprehensive Complete Gut Health Test and Symptom Screen which has blood and stool tests to screen for all the major causes of gut symptoms and includes this gut infection test panel.

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What's tested in your Comprehensive Gut Parasite and Bacteria Test Panel?

  • Bacteria

    Bacterial gut infections are often 'short-and-sharp' with violent symptoms that are over in a few days. However, sometimes symptoms can linger and it's worth testing for the commonest bacteria that cause gut infections. We use PCR to test for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter and toxic E. coli (VTEC)

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  • Parasites

    Two of the commonest parasites that cause chronic gut symptoms are Cryptosporidia and Giardia. We use PCR testing to pick these up.

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