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Schistosome antigen

Venous blood
1 tests included
16 days turnaround

£120.00

£99.00

About Schistosome antigen

What is a Schistosome antigen?

Bilharzia or schistosomiasis is a disease caused by the parasitic flatworm schistosoma. Schistosomes or blood flukes are commonly found in freshwater in Africa and can also be found in areas of South America, the Caribbean, Asia or the Middle East.

Infection typically occurs after exposure to immature schistosomes but may not immediately present with symptoms. Long-term bilharzia can result in damage to major organs including the bladder, kidneys and liver.  

Why take the test?

This test screens for antigens of schistosomes - unique markers associated with the parasite - in the blood. It is used to detect the presence of schistosomes and diagnose bilharzia.

 

What's tested

Parasite

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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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.

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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.

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