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The Parasite Test Instruction Manual

Materials for collection and shipping

The instructions
Note on children
When to start?
Taking the stool sample:

  1. Preparation
  2. Steps before taking the sample
  3. Collection of the stool sample

The wrapping materials
Personal data
Shelf life
Shipping and postage

Instructions for collecting materials for the stool sample and shipping materials
Thank you for placing your order, and for trusting us to provide the most accurate testing and the best service. The laboratory will send the necessary materials as soon as possible.
In order to maximize the accuracy and value of the analysis, we advize you to follow these instructions.
Please take the stool sample on a day of acute symptoms or an increase of IBS symptoms and intestinal complaints.

Materials for collection and shipping
As soon as your test application is received, you will be sent an email. The laboratory sends you special containers and materials for collecting, wrapping and transporting the stool sample. In the Netherlands postal delivery takes about 1 day and delivery within Europe takes 3 working days (for countries outside Europe delivery may take longer).

The instructions
Read the instructions before you start taking the stool sample, this will guarantee accurate test results.
a. Take a sample on 2 consecutive days. The samples will be tested seperately. Parasiet.com offers this service in order to reduce the risk of a false negative result.. On each day, fill a tube till the black line on the label.
b. Both tubes are filled with a fixation liquid to prevent DNA degradation, stir the stool through the liquid.
c. Use all packaging materials: tubes, paper wrappers and the safetybag.

Note on children
1. The tubes contains ethyl alcohol, make sure that they are kept out of reach of small children.
2. When testing children under 14 years of age, we recommend that an adult assists with collection of the stool samples and takes care of the packaging.

When to take the stool sample
We explicitly request that you take the fist stool sample on a day with symptoms - an increased urge and/or unformed stool. The quantity of the excreted parasites varies significantly from day to day; on the days that parasites are excreted in high numbers, the stool is usually less solid.

Collecting the stool sample
1. The tubes
Take the tubes out of the package, write down your name and date the stool sample was taken, on the labels. If several people within the family are taking a test, attach a temporary sticker with the names on the outside of the envelopes so the samples will not get mixed up.

2. Steps to take before collecting the stool sample.
a. Clean the toilet ring and the push button to prevent contact with stool of another person.
b. Do not use a disinfectant inside the toilet bowl. If disinfectant contaminates the sample, it will be less accurate.
c. Place a paper plate inside the toilet to prevent the stool from contacting water in the toilet bowl. It is advisable to cover the plate with a layer of toilet paper; this makes it easier to deposit the stool in the toilet bowl afterwards.
d. Produce stool.

3. Taking the stool samples.
Day 1.
a. After producing stool, wash your hands.
b. Put on the latex-free gloves. (1)
c. Open the tube. (2)
d. A spoon is attached to the inside of the cap. (3)
e. Scoop small amounts of faeces in the tube.
f. Stir the stool to mix it with the liquid.
g. Repeat until the black line on the label is reached. (4)
h. Attach the cap firmly to the tube to prevent any of the contents from leaking out.
i. Take off the gloves.
j. Wash hands again.

Day 2.
Repeat the procedure the next day (or as soon as you pass stool), even if the symptoms have decreased.

The packaging of the stool sample test tubes
a. Wash your hands.
b.  Make sure the caps are firmly attached to the tubes. (3)
c. Wrap both tubes in the paper absorption sheets (cover the caps). (5)
d. Place the tubes in the transparent case (6).
e. Close the case firmly by pressing around the corners. (7)
f. Place the container inside the Safety Bag and push the air out of the bag. (8)
g. Remove the white strip to close the Safety Bag.
h. Place the package inside the blue shipping envelope. (9)
i. Add the form with your personal information.
j. Press the air out of the envelope to flatten it.
k. Close the zipper and secure the label in the middle of the envelope over zipper to make sure that the package will not accidentally open.

Shelf life
The liquid in the tubes prevents degradation of the parasitic DNA, making the stool sample stable for a long time. Sending the sample a few days later will have no effect on the accuracy of the test results.

Postage and dispatch
1. When shipping from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France there is no need to add postage. The shipping envelope contains stamps.
2. When shipping from other countries you have to make sure that you place sufficient stamps on the envelope. The weight of the package is about 110 grams.
3. Place the  package in the mail box on any day of the week, if packed correctly it will fit in the slot.



Thank you for visiting this website. We hope that we have provided you with sufficient information and have answered your questions regarding intestinal parasites. It is our goal to contribute to the diagnosis of intestinal problems, since one in five people suffer from chronic bowel complaints. Stool exams provide a major contribution in identifying the cause of the symptoms. For many people the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, and testing is of great value since more than 30% of IBS patients are infected with parasites.

Many doctors do not order parasitic tests, the reason is often the unfamiliarity with the subject. Many doctors assume that most people are infected in (sub) tropical regions, and are not aware that infection with parasites is no longer the specialized field of tropical medicine. Through tourism and immigration we all come into contact with intestinal parasites on a daily basis. Children are often contract a infection in kindergarten or school. The laboratory uses advanced DNA testing techniques and offers the test at the lowest possible price.