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What type of doctor can order a stool ova and parasite exam?

What type of doctor can order a stool ova and parasite exam?

Any doctor: Any physician who has access to laboratory can order this test, which requires a stool sample. Most often though, this test is ordered by primary care physicians and gastroenterologists. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Ova And Parasite (Definition)

Ova and parasites describe a test on stool samples in the laboratory. Ova is the medical term to describe eggs seen under the microscope in patients with certain types of diarrhea. Parasite is a medical term to describe infectious agents that resemble worms ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: stool ova and parasite exam?

What is the definition or description of: stool ova and parasite exam?

Stool test: Stool is collected in containers given to you by a lab. The stool is then tested to see if it contains evidence for the eggs of the parasite or the parasite itself. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool ova and parasite exam ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool ova and parasite exam ordered?

Any medical center: Your family doctor, internist or emergency room physician will have access to these type of laboratory evaluations. Discuss with them how to prepare the sample and have some idea of your exposure or symptoms to help in the search for the organisms suspected. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a stool ova and parasite exam done?

Where do I go to get a stool ova and parasite exam done?

Laboratory: After you have collected the stool specimen in a proper container, take it to the lab with an order. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the stool ova and parasite exam?

What information do I have to bring along to do the stool ova and parasite exam?

Just stool: If you have a good stool sample and it's in the proper container, the lab should be able to run an o&p test without any further information. ...Read more

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Should ova and parasite stool samples be refrigerated? Preserved in saf fixative

Should ova and parasite stool samples be refrigerated? Preserved in  saf fixative

Not mandatory: But refrigeration will delay any possible deterioration in the specimen. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have multiple ova and parasite tests done and they all came back negative. My stool is covered in strings. What could be the cause.

I have multiple ova and parasite tests done and they all came back negative. My stool is covered in strings. What could be the cause.

Food fibers: If you do not have symptoms, do not obsess about the "strings". For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Thank you very much doctor, I'm now waiting for stool sample results, could a parasite be causing all this? Thanks again

Thank you very much doctor, I'm now waiting for stool sample results, could a parasite be causing all this?
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Please re-ask ...: Sorry, but HealthTap does not permit a running dialogue in this format. Your question has been directed to a general pool, & we can't access your prior concerns, or the answers so rendered. The short answer to your present question is "yes", but let's see what your stool test results are before presuming incorrectly. ...Read more

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I have a question regarding parasites.. Pulled a string out anus about 4 inches long. Went to doctor did stool test, more strings in that. Need answr?

Round worms?: Sounds like ascariasis, especially if white and round. Your doctor will let you know the results of the stool test and prescribe antihelminthic treatment based on the identity of the worms. ...Read more

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