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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine whether you have a parasite infecting your digestive tract
When to Get Tested?
When you have diarrhea that lasts more than a few days and/or have blood or mucus in your loose stools, especially if you have drunk unpurified water while camping or have traveled outside of the United States
A fresh stool sample transported to the lab within 2 hours or a preserved stool sample; sometimes multiple samples collected on different days
Test Preparation Needed?