The Parasitology examination.
The Parasitology examination department provides laboratory tests of protozoa and various parasites that may cause diseases in the body by providing suggestions and treatment for patients, through the following.
- Routine stool examination which indicates protozoa and helminths by using a simple smear and concentration technique that can help report the species and to specify the stages of the infection.
- Detecting bleeding in the digestive system (ICT for occult blood).
- Fat content in fecal matter test (Stain for fat).
- Filariasis parasite screening after treatment DEC (Microfilaria after DEC treatment [6 mg/kg] single dose).
- Detection of Filariasis in the blood (Thin and Thick blood films for microfilaria).
- Malaria blood testing (Thin and Thick blood films for malaria).
- Pinworm Detection by Scotch Tape Method (Scotch tape technique).
- Special Parasitological examinations like; Culturing of various helminths and protozoa.
- Dyeing of various protozoa, and Classification of parasites and insects (Parasite Identification).
- Immunological examination can detect antigens and antibodies specific to infections.
- Molecular biology examination, such as the finding of genetic material of various protozoa via polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Preparations before a test.
1. Patients will need to fill out the specimen form at the laboratory of the Parasitology Department (gray sheet A4 size No.บ.6329) with their name-surname, gender, age, specimen type, specifying the date and time of collection, the disease which the patient is diagnosed with, phone number, the doctor’s name and additional medical information. Once done, clearly tick ✓ the box in front of the test code.
2. Collecting samples for testing for the following ;
- Fecal Matter.
According to international regulations, stool examination requires patients to collect stool samples for up to 3 days. If the patient is unable to defecate on 3 consecutive days, they may collect samples every other day or date stools collected, but samples collected must add up to 3 days and not exceed 10 days.
- Pinworm egg collection via the Scotch tape technique.
Samples should be collected after the patient wakes up and before the patient has showered. Otherwise, parasitic eggs will be washed off. If there is a high percentage of pinworm infection, patients will need to be tested for up to 3 consecutive days, as female worms may not lay eggs every day.
- Samples of other specimens, such as pus, blood, phlegm and gargled salt water will be handled by the doctor without additional preparation.
Duration of test results.
Depending on the type and the list of items, examinations can take between 20 minutes to 7 days.
For more information about the parasitological examination service, please contact
- Laboratory, Bhor Por Ror Building, Floor 4, Room 14.
Business hours 08.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Phone 02 256 5386
Can receive specimens from
– The outpatient department (OPD).
– Health examination of patients going abroad.
– External firms such as private hospitals.
- Bhumisirimangalanusorn Building, 3rd Floor, Zone B, Room No. P03F01. Business hours 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Telephone 02 256 4000 Ext. 80343, 80344.
Can receive specimens from
– The inpatient department (IPD).
– emergency patients.
– Patients within the kidney disease unit.
– Other health examination programs.
- Parasitic Disease Clinic, Pho Por Ror Building, Floor 2.
The doctor from the parasitology department will examine the patients for treatment and consultation for parasitic diseases. Business hours 08.00 – 12.00 hrs.
Telephone 02 256 4000 Ext. 5432.
- Parasitology Department.
Main Office, Bhor Por Ror Building, 18th Floor.
Business hours 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Phone 02 256 4387.