Parasites are more common than generally believed. Parasites affect millions of Americans--even those who never leave the country and don’t drink from mountain streams. Parasites can cause diarrhea, loose stools, gas, bloating, and indigestion as well as body wide problems such as fatigue and muscle aches and pains. Parasites can be difficult to detect and therefore samples must be collected on 3 consecutive days. This test covers all forms of parasites, including Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Blastocystis hominis, Tapeworms, Hookworms, and many others. It provides a complete evaluation for parasites and the sample can be conveniently collected in your own home. Once detected, parasites are readily treatable.
Hypothyroid EvaluationHypothyroidism is a primary cause of constipation. Even people with predominantly loose stools may have hypothyroidism that is being masked by other causes of loose stools. This evaluation covers Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free T3, and thyroid antibodies.
If you're not sure of the lab test that you need, consult with our clinic and we will help you determine what test, if any, is most appropriate for you.
Dr. Stephen Wangen
11300 Roosevelt Way NE Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98125 • 206-264-1111
Food Allergies • Food Intolerance • Gluten Intolerance • Wheat Allergy
Milk Allergy • Peanut Allergy • Lactose Intolerance • Allergy Testing
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