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DIAGNOSIS

The infection is usually diagnosed by identification of Paragonimus eggs in sputum. The eggs are sometimes found in stool samples (coughed-up eggs are swallowed). A tissue biopsy is sometimes performed to look for eggs in a tissue specimen.

Specific and sensitive antibody tests based on P. westermani antigens are available through CDC, and serologic tests using a variety of techniques are available through commercial laboratories.

Recommended Test: Full GI Panel

Recommended Product: Freedom Cleanse Restore Parasite Cleanse

For more information view the source: Center for Disease Control