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.
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.
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