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 2019
Entamoeba histolytica + Entamoeba dispar Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative + species identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), cyst aspirate 075 138
Cryptosporidium spp. +
Giardia duodenalis / intestinalis / lamblia
Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  077 133
Dientamoeba fragilis Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  074 107
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%)  070 218
Blastocystis Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1045 139
Blastocystis sp. subtype  Barcoding (conventional PCR and sequencing) Qualitative + subtype identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%) 1048 219
Blastocystis Culture (detects only viable Blastocystis Qualitative  Stool (fresh)  097 87
Dientamoeba fragilis  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  074 107
Microsporidia: Enterocytozoon bieneusi,
Encephalitozoon spp. 
Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool) Qualitative + genus/species identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  707 247
Trichuris trichiura  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1004 209
Ascaris   Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1005 209
Taenia Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), proglottids, Worm, biopsy 45 313
Schistosoma Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), EDTA blood, intestinal/rectal/bladder biopsy 1001 316

PCR (non-stool)

Organisms Test principle Result Patient material Test code Price Euro 2019
Acanthamoeba Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative CSF, corneal scraping 098 202
Babesia Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative EDTA blood 1046 154
Plasmodium  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative + species identification EDTA blood 1002 383
Leishmania Real-time PCR; conventional PCR + sequencing Qualitative + species identification EDTA blood, bone marrow 043 388
Trypanosoma cruzi Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative EDTA blood, biopsy 1033 180
Trypanosoma brucei  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  EDTA blood  1032 180
Free-living amoeba
(Naegleria, Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia)
Multiplex real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative (genus name given) CSF 099 254
Schistosoma  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool) Qualitative  Urine, EDTA blood, intestinal/rectal/
bladder biopsy
1001 316
Taenia  Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species identification  Proglottids, worm, biopsy  045 313
Echinococcus  Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species identification  Biopsy, cyst aspirate, spinal fluid, pleura exudate  1006 283
Entamoeba histolytica + Entamoeba dispar  Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative + species identification  Biopsy, cyst aspirate; spinal fluid, pleura exudate  075 138
Toxoplasma gondii  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  EDTA blood, amniotic fluid, CSF, aqueous humor, lymph node, etc.  083 612
Trichomonas vaginalis  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  eSwab transport medium with collection swab  674 86
Pneumocystis jirovecii  Conventional PCR  Qualitative  BAL, mouth wash  082 143

Microscopy (stool, airway samples)

Organisms Test principle Result Patient material Test code Price Euro 2019
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 80
Pinworm Scotch tape analysis Qualitative Transparent, adhesive (Scotch) tape applied on the anal area 072 77
AIRWAY SAMPLES 
Pneumocystis jirovecii Specific staining by mono-clonal antibodies visualised by fluorescense microscopy  Qualitative  BAL, lung biopsy, brush biopsy  080 254
Helminths (eggs of Paragonimus; larvae of migrating nematodes)  Isolation of parasites followed by microscopy  Qualitative  Expectorate 088 103

Serology

Organisms  Test principle   Result Patient material  Test code Price Euro 2019
Babesia (IgG) ELISA + WB Titer value Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  1031 157
Plasmodium (IgG, IgM) IFAT Titer value Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  388 164
Strongyloides (IgG) ELISA Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  379 158
Schistosoma IFAT  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  389 271
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 380 452
Toxoplasma - congenital toxoplasmosis  Immunoblot  Interpreation of immunoblog by experienced microbiologist  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  300 617
Echinococcus granulosus  IHA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  385 131
Echinococcus multilocularis  ELISA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  390 363
Entamoeba histolytica  ELISA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  386 131
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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