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 2021
Entamoeba histolytica + Entamoeba dispar Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative + species identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), cyst aspirate 075 187
Cryptosporidium spp. +
Giardia duodenalis / intestinalis / lamblia
Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  077 163
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%)  070 241
Blastocystis Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1045 208
Blastocystis sp. subtype  Barcoding (conventional PCR and sequencing) Qualitative + subtype identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%) 1048 217
Blastocystis Culture (detects only viable Blastocystis Qualitative  Stool (fresh)  097 75
Microsporidia: Enterocytozoon bieneusi,
Encephalitozoon spp. 
Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool) Qualitative + genus/species identification Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  707 249
Trichuris trichiura  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1004 196
Ascaris   Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%)  1005 205
Taenia Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), proglottids, Worm, biopsy 045 220
Schistosoma Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative  Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol 70%), EDTA blood, intestinal/rectal/bladder biopsy 1001 198

PCR (non-stool)

Organisms Test principle Result Patient material Test code Price Euro 2021
Acanthamoeba Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative CSF, corneal scraping 098 180
Babesia Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative EDTA blood 1046 155
Plasmodium  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative + species identification EDTA blood 1002 212
Leishmania Real-time PCR; conventional PCR + sequencing Qualitative + species identification EDTA blood, bone marrow 043 235
Trypanosoma cruzi Real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative EDTA blood, biopsy 1033 204
Trypanosoma brucei  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  EDTA blood  1032 189
1Free-living amoeba
(Naegleria, Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia)
Multiplex real-time PCR (genomic DNA) Qualitative (genus name given) CSF 099 218
Schistosoma  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool) Qualitative  Urine, EDTA blood, intestinal/rectal/
bladder biopsy
1001 198
Taenia  Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species identification  Proglottids, worm, biopsy  045 220
Echinococcus  Conventional PCR + sequencing  Qualitative + species identification  Biopsy, cyst aspirate, spinal fluid, pleura exudate  1006 180
Entamoeba histolytica + Entamoeba dispar  Duplex Real-time PCR (genomic DNA from stool)  Qualitative + species identification  Biopsy, cyst aspirate; spinal fluid, pleura exudate  075 187
Toxoplasma gondii  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  EDTA blood, amniotic fluid, CSF, aqueous humor, lymph node, etc.  083 200
Trichomonas vaginalis  Real-time PCR (genomic DNA)  Qualitative  eSwab transport medium with collection swab  674 101
Pneumocystis jirovecii  Conventional PCR  Qualitative  BAL, mouth wash  082 150

Microscopy (stool, airway samples)

Organisms Test principle Result Patient material Test code Price Euro 2021
STOOL 
(Oo)cysts, larvae and eggs Formal ethyl acetate concentration technique Species/genus identification of parasite(s) detected Stool (fresh, frozen, ethanol (70%), formalin) 071 140
Pinworm Scotch tape analysis Qualitative Transparent, adhesive (Scotch) tape applied on the anal area 072 25
AIRWAY SAMPLES 
Pneumocystis jirovecii Specific staining by mono-clonal antibodies visualised by fluorescense microscopy  Qualitative  BAL, lung biopsy, brush biopsy  080 112
Helminths (eggs of Paragonimus; larvae of migrating nematodes)  Isolation of parasites followed by microscopy  Qualitative  Expectorate 088 100

Serology

Organisms  Test principle   Result Patient material  Test code Price Euro 2021
Plasmodium (IgG, IgM) IFAT Titer value Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  388 134
Strongyloides (IgG) ELISA Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  379 99
Schistosoma IFAT  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  389 101
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 380 409
Toxoplasma - congenital toxoplasmosis  Immunoblot  Interpreation of immunoblog by experienced microbiologist  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  300 179
Echinococcus granulosus  IHA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  385 78
Echinococcus multilocularis  ELISA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  390 190
Entamoeba histolytica  ELISA  Titer value  Blood without additive (5 mL), serum (2 mL)  386 220
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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