Stool for OCP and Culture

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How much does it cost?

Please note – In addition to the price of tests, there is also a phlebotomy cost for the withdrawal and handling of your sample. This is a standard charge across all clinics. The cost of sample handling is £50, but this is discounted to £30 only if paid in advance. Please choose the pay later option to pay the full amount upon your arrival at the clinic or choose pay now in order to pay in advance and secure the discounted fee.

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Stool for OCP and Culture
Check for Ova, Cysts and Parasites
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How does it work?

1

Find your test(s)

Browse our tests and profiles. If the test you are looking for is not on our website, contact us for more information. We have 1000+ tests.

2

Book an appointment

Click “book now” & select the date and time. If you do not know which test you need, or if you need multiple tests, select “general appointment”. Pay for your appointment in advance & save £20 on phlebotomy fees.

3

Visit our clinic

Upon arrival at the clinic, our staff will confirm your test selection, and take the samples required to provide you your reports.

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Receive your results

After analysing your sample in our lab, you will receive a PDF report by email. Most results are available within 24 hours.

What is an OCP test?

An ova, cysts and parasite (OCP) exam is a microscopic evaluation of a stool sample. It is used to look for parasites that have infected the gastrointestinal tract. These parasites and their ova (eggs, cyst form) are shed – passed out of the body through the faeces. When thin smears of stool are put onto glass slides and viewed under a microscope, the parasites and ova can be detected and identified under a microscope. Different ova and parasites have different shapes, sizes, and internal structures that are characteristic of their species.

What can I test?

OCP

The most common parasites are three single cell parasites: Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica), and Cryptosporidium parvum. They are found in mountain streams and lakes throughout the world and may infect swimming pools, hot tubs, and occasionally community water supplies. Cryptosporidium (called crypto), resists chlorine and can live for several days in swimming pools. They can be removed from the water supply, however, with adequate filtration. Most parasitic infections in the UK are due to these parasites, but other more worm-like parasites such as a roundworms or tapeworms do occasionally cause infections.

OCP

The most common parasites are three single cell parasites: Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica), and Cryptosporidium parvum. They are found in mountain streams and lakes throughout the world and may infect swimming pools, hot tubs, and occasionally community water supplies. Cryptosporidium (called crypto), resists chlorine and can live for several days in swimming pools. They can be removed from the water supply, however, with adequate filtration. Most parasitic infections in the UK are due to these parasites, but other more worm-like parasites such as a roundworms or tapeworms do occasionally cause infections.

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Patient reception

Our patient reception is located at 42 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 7TS

Walking distance from Oxford Circus & a number of other underground stations.

Opening hours

Our opening hours are:

Monday to Friday

9.30AM - 7PM

Weekends

Appointment only

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