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Detection of Parasites

A parasite is an organism that lives inside or on the outside of another organism. The infected organism is the host for the parasite and the parasite survives at the expense of the host. In humans, parasites cause a wide variety of diseases from babesiosis to malaria. Depending on the life cycle and the type of parasite animals, blood, food, insects, and water can each transmit parasites to humans.

GenoTypica offers custom solutions or off-the-shelf solutions for all your parasite detection needs. Whether it is detecting Malaria from blood or detecting parasitic nematodes such as SCN in soil, we can provide a solution that is appropriate to your needs.

The following parasite detection tests based on real-time technologies are available:

Mosquito taking a mealPlasmodium species (4 different malarial parasites), Babesia microti (babesiosis, a tick borne disease), Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease, trypanosomiasis), Toxoplasma gondii (toxoplasmosis), Trichomonas vaginalis (trichomoniasis), Heterodera (obligate parasite of crop plants)

For information on Lyme Disease, please see Bacterial Pathogen Detection.

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