Echinococcus antibodies (hydatid)

This an important test used to help detect the presence of parasitic tapeworm echinococcus.

Venous blood
1 tests included
4 days turnaround



About Echinococcus antibodies (hydatid)

What is echinococcus?

Echinococcus is a genus of parasitic tapeworm which typically infect animals such as dogs or sheep. In humans, infection is acquired by consuming food or water contaminated with egg-containing faeces from an infected animal, causing the disease echinococcosis. Echinococcosis presents in different forms depending on the location and size of the cyst formed. Symptoms of echinococcosis vary depending on the exact disease but can go unnoticed for months or years.  

Why take the test?

This test checks for an immune response to echinococcosis. It is used to detect the presence of parasitic tapeworm echinococcus.


What's tested

Echinococcal ab's

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.