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Parasite Testing at Five Journeys Clinic

Parasite Testing at Five Journeys Clinic

Parasites, often described as “hidden invaders,” can quietly compromise our health. At Five Journeys Clinic, we understand the importance of accurate parasite testing in uncovering these elusive culprits. Our approach combines advanced scientific methods with a commitment to providing accessible and understandable testing options for our patients. Through our comprehensive parasite test for humans, we aim to empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being by identifying and addressing parasitic infections effectively.

When Should You Do Parasite Testing?

Parasite testing should be considered if you are experiencing unexplained symptoms such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Gas or bloating
  • Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus)
  • Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva
  • Stomach pain or tenderness
  • Feeling tired
  • Weight loss
  • Passing a worm in your stool

Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a region where parasitic infections are prevalent or have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed parasitic infection, it’s essential to consider getting a test for parasites. Early detection and treatment can prevent complications and ensure a speedy recovery.

Interested in Parasite Testing? Ask your provider or book a call with us!

How We Test for Parasites

Test for parasites at Five Journeys Clinic involves a variety of stool testing methods tailored to your individual needs, including parasitology tests. Stool testing is chosen for its non-invasive nature, making sample collection simple, while also providing high sensitivity and specificity in detecting parasite infections. This ensures precise diagnosis and enables us to create effective treatment plans suited to your unique circumstances.

  • Doctor’s Data Comprehensive Stool and Parasitology (CSAP) (H. Pylori Add On)

  • Genova GI Effects 1 Day Stool Test

  • Diagnostic Solutions GI‑MAP (Microbial Assay Plus)

These tests assess gut function, microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites, and digestive efficacy. The GI‑MAP utilizes quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to precisely detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more by targeting their specific DNA.

Parasite Testing at Five Journeys Clinic

How Should You Prepare for Parasite Screening?

To ensure accurate results, avoid using over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medications or laxatives before providing a stool sample. Inform our healthcare professional of any recent travel, medication use, or ongoing health conditions that may influence the test results. Following these simple steps will help us provide the most precise and comprehensive parasite screening for your specific needs.

How to Get Tested for Parasites at Five Journeys Testing Center 

Getting tested for worms at Five Journeys is a straightforward process crafted to offer you essential insights into your health status and potential intestinal parasite threats.

  1. Schedule an Appointment: If you’re not a Five Journeys patient already, the first step is to schedule an appointment with our team. You can book a discovery call or email us to schedule a consultation. Our friendly staff will assist you in selecting a convenient appointment time that fits your schedule.
  2. Consultation with Our Specialists: During your first appointment, you’ll meet with our experienced healthcare professionals who specialize in parasite testing and treatment. They will take the time to understand your medical history, symptoms, and any specific concerns you may have.
  3. Parasite Screening: Based on your consultation, our team will recommend the most appropriate parasite lab test for you. At Five Journeys, we primarily offer stool testing, as it provides a comprehensive assessment of gastrointestinal health by detecting parasites, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens present in the stool.
  4. Results and Treatment Options: After your parasite test, our team will analyze the results and discuss them with you during a follow-up appointment. Depending on the findings, we will tailor a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your gut problems effectively. This may include dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, and medication recommendations.
  5. Ongoing Support: At Five Journeys, we are committed to supporting you throughout your parasite treatment journey. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and provide ongoing guidance and support to help you live a healthier, parasite-free life.

With an unwavering dedication to personalized care and a holistic approach, we ensure that your test of parasites procedure is thorough, accurate, and tailored precisely to your unique requirements. Beyond mere parasite diagnosis and parasite screening, our expertise extends to guiding you through a comprehensive journey of understanding and managing your gut health.

Why Begin Improving Your Health with Five Journeys?

Beginning your journey to improved health with Five Journeys offers a comprehensive approach that encompasses various aspects of wellness. Our commitment to optimal health and well-being is evident in our personalized and holistic approach to care. Here are some reasons why you should choose Five Journeys to improve your health:

Holistic Approach

At Five Journeys, we recognize that true wellness encompasses more than just physical health. We take a holistic approach that considers all aspects of your well-being, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Personalized Care

We understand that each individual is unique, and their health needs are different. That's why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're seeking preventive care, managing chronic conditions, or optimizing your overall health, we provide personalized solutions that prioritize your well-being.

At Five Journeys Clinic, we are committed to providing you with the most accurate and comprehensive parasite test for humans available. Our experienced team will guide you through every step of the testing process and ensure that you receive the personalized care and support you need to achieve optimal health. Don’t let parasites hold you back – schedule your parasite testing appointment today and take the first step towards reclaiming your health and vitality.

*Massachusetts law does not allow us to accept MassHealth & Medicaid. Other exceptions may apply.

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

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RealTime

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

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Nordic-Labratories

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

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IGX

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
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Quest

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
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Genova logo

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

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Genova logo

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
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Galaxy

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Doctors-Data

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
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DiagnosTechs

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted