Yes, because of modern transportation systems, labor movements and foreign travel. All these factors contribute to an increased risk of parasitic infections.

Antibiotics depress the immune system while herbal products are more friendly to the body’s immune system.

Definitely related. Parasite induced variables include their toxic, and metabolic byproducts and chemicals affecting these and immune related imbalances.

That is what intestinal parasites normally do, by causing direct injury to healthy tissue or by interfering with normal intestinal function.

This is often the case. Toxic byproducts of the parasites can induce any of these symptoms which may be related to cell-mediated immune dysfunctions.

About one-fourth of domestic households carry parasites in their water. About one-fifth of U.S. households supplied by surface water treatment plants will introduce such parasites as Giardia and Cryptosporidium in tap water.

Yes. Certain pets (particularly dogs and cats) carry intermediate stages of some tapeworm parasites that infect humans as adults upon close (intimate) contact, such as kissing or licking. Pets may also be infested with arthopod ecto-parasites (mites, fleas, ticks, etc.) that may cause injury directly or by transmitting pathogens of diseases infecting them to humans. At PCI we also test for pet and other animal parasites using the same kit and procedures.

You can get your pet tested by following the same procedures for testing on humans.

They usually do in all ages because they compromise the immune system as well as the balance of the intestinal flora by killing off the good bacteria.

These variables are usually interrelated. There appears to be a definate correlation between the physical, mental, and emotional levels of organization in the context of healing modalities.

You can verify this feeling of parasitic infection in your body by sending specimens for objective testing at PCI. You may initiate this yourself or by going through your health care practitioner (MD, ND, DC, etc.). Fill out and send this online Parasite Questionnaire for a full assesment of your case and PCI recommendations.

Yes. Anyone from anywhere in the world can be tested for parasites using our mailable testing packages. Results need to be sent to a licensed health care professional.

You may order PCI testing collection and transport package by ordering from our Tests page or calling the Parasitology Center, Inc. at 480-767-2522 or toll free at (866) 547-2522. After receiving the package, open it and make sure everything is there. The package includes 2 specimen collecting containers, 2 vials, a list of instructions, and a requisition form. Please read the instructions carefully to properly prepare for collecting 2 separate stool specimens on 2 separate days at least 1-2 days apart. Please fill out the Requisition Form completely and mail back with the specimen vials.

Please go to our tests page for all tests and prices.

Test results will be made available to you in you patient portal which is located at You must register as a patient and when results are ready you will login to that site to receive the results. Most results will be available 2 to 5 working days from time of receipt of specimens in the laboratory. All swab cultures and the H. pylori test must allow 2-3 weeks for results. You will receive an email when each portion of your test is complete.

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