Parasitology

The Laboratory of Parasitology offers diagnostic services for most parasites of human clinical and epidemiological significance, including specialized analyses for various customers.

We apply both standard and advanced methods in our services, and we collaborate with both doctors, scientists and industrial partners.

Application of DNA based technology plays a central role in both our diagnostic services and research. We have a broad research focus on selected parasites and their role in health and disease.

Ordering

Please enclose a completed Sample Submission Form (Human Diagnostic Analyses) with the sample.

PCR stool

Organisms  Test principle    Result Patient material Test code Price Euro 2020
Entamoeba histolytica + Entamoeba dispar Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative + species identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), cyst aspirate 075 185
Cryptosporidium spp. +
Giardia duodenalis / intestinalis / lamblia
Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  077 160
Dientamoeba fragilis Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  074 65
Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, 
Cryptosporidium
spp.,
Giardia duodenalis / intestinalis /
lamblia, Dientamoeba fragilis
Combination of duplex and singleplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  070 237
Blastocystis Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1045 205
Blastocystis sp. subtype  Barcoding (conventional PCR and sequencing) Qualitative + subtype identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%) 1048 213
Blastocystis Culture (detects only viable Blastocystis Qualitative  Stool (fresh)  097 85
Dientamoeba fragilis  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  074 65
Microsporidia: Enterocytozoon bieneusi,
Encephalitozoon spp. 
Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool) Qualitative + genus/species identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  707 245
Trichuris trichiura  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1004 193
Ascaris   Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1005 202
Taenia Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), proglottids, Worm, biopsy 45 216
Schistosoma Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), EDTA blood, intestinal/rectal/bladder biopsy 1001 195

PCR (non-stool)

Organisms Test principle Result Patient material Test code Price Euro 2020
Acanthamoeba Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative CSF, corneal scraping 098 177
Babesia Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative EDTA blood 1046 153
Plasmodium  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative + species identification EDTA blood 1002 208
Leishmania Real-time PCR; conventional PCR + sequencing Qualitative + species identification EDTA blood, bone marrow 043 231
Trypanosoma cruzi Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative EDTA blood, biopsy 1033 201
Trypanosoma brucei  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  EDTA blood  1032 186
1Free-living amoeba
(Naegleria, Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia)
Multiplex real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative (genus name given) CSF 099 249
Schistosoma  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool) Qualitative  Urine, EDTA blood, intestinal/rectal/
bladder biopsy
1001 195
Taenia  Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species identification  Proglottids, worm, biopsy  045 216
Echinococcus  Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species identification  Biopsy, cyst aspirate, spinal fluid, pleura exudate  1006 177
Entamoeba histolytica + Entamoeba dispar  Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative + species identification  Biopsy, cyst aspirate; spinal fluid, pleura exudate  075 185
Toxoplasma gondii  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  EDTA blood, amniotic fluid, CSF, aqueous humor, lymph node, etc.  083 197
Trichomonas vaginalis  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  eSwab transport medium with collection swab  674 99
Pneumocystis jirovecii  Conventional PCR  Qualitative  BAL, mouth wash  082 148

Microscopy (stool, airway samples)

Organisms Test principle Result Patient material Test code Price Euro 2020
STOOL 
(Oo)cysts, larvae and eggs Formal ethyl acetate concentration technique Species/genus identification of parasite(s) detected Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol (70%), formalin) 071 138
Pinworm Scotch tape analysis Qualitative Transparent, adhesive (Scotch) tape applied on the anal area 072 24
AIRWAY SAMPLES 
Pneumocystis jirovecii Specific staining by mono-clonal antibodies visualised by fluorescense microscopy  Qualitative  BAL, lung biopsy, brush biopsy  080 111
Helminths (eggs of Paragonimus; larvae of migrating nematodes)  Isolation of parasites followed by microscopy  Qualitative  Expectorate 088 99

Serology

Organisms  Test principle   Result Patient material  Test code Price Euro 2020
Plasmodium (IgG, IgM) IFAT Titer value Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  388 132
Strongyloides (IgG) ELISA Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  379 97
Schistosoma IFAT  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  389 99
Toxocara  ELISA + WB  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)   -
Toxoplasma - extended analysis (IgG, IgM, IgA, IgG avidity)  ELISA, ISAGA, VIDAS IgG: Pos/Neg (IU/mL), IgM: Arbitrary units, IgA: Pos/Neg (IU/mL), Avidity: High/Low Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL 380 403
Toxoplasma - congenital toxoplasmosis  Immunoblot  Interpreation of immunoblog by experienced microbiologist  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  300 177
Echinococcus granulosus  IHA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  385 77
Echinococcus multilocularis  ELISA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  390 187
Entamoeba histolytica  ELISA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  386 217
Bacteria, Parasites & Fungi
Laboratory of Parasitology

T. +45 3268 3605
@. afdMI@ssi.dk
Bacteria, Parasites & Fungi
Laboratory of Parasitology

T. +45 3268 3605
@. afdMI@ssi.dk

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