At NCF Diagnostics and DNA Technologies (NCF DNA) we specialize in helping physicians accurately and quickly diagnose and treat patients suffering from parasitic infections. We use advanced Real-Time PCR DNA testing to identify these parasites. Our test is highly accurate, and results are back within 24-48 hours of the patient sample arriving at our state-of-the-art facility.
Parasites are organisms that live in and feed off living hosts. A variety of parasitic worms can take up residence in the human body.
Parasitic worms include the following:
• Trichinosis worms
These worms can enter the body by drinking water that’s contaminated with eggs or larvae. They can also enter by consuming raw or uncooked meat or by walking around barefoot on soil infested with larvae. Some of these worms can grow up to 50 feet long and live inside the human body for up to 30 years.
Symptoms of a parasitic worm invasion can range from nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss to fever fatigue, facial swelling and muscle pain/tenderness. Contact your primary care physician if you experience any of these symptoms. We at NCF DNA believe that time lost is life loss.
Our tests are covered by Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Aetna and Humana (Military TRICARE East and West). Call us today for more information about our advanced DNA tests and whether your health insurance will cover our tests: (352) 375-5553.