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Diagnostic Tests for Ascariasis

Ascariasis: Diagnostic Tests

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Ascariasis includes:

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Ascariasis:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Ascariasis:

Ascaris Infection: DPD (Excerpt)

Your health care provider will ask you to provide stool samples for testing. Some people notice infection when a worm is passed in stool or is coughed up. If this happens, bring in the worm specimen to your health care provider for diagnosis. There is no blood test used to diagnose an ascarid infection. (Source: excerpt from Ascaris Infection: DPD)

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

A large number of larvae invading the lungs at one time may cause pneumonia. This stage of the disease precedes the intestinal phase by weeks, and the symptoms are difficult to diagnose. Once mature female worms are present in the intestine, however, a doctor can diagnose the infection by finding characteristic eggs in the stool. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)


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