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Worms – Macroscopic Test

Worms – Macroscopic Test

This is a simple stool test that is sent back to the lab where they examine the sample for the presence of adult cestodes, nematodes and trematodes or macroscopic worms or pieces of worms that may be shed in the stool.

This test can be ordered independently or as an add-on to any Genova stool test – test codes beginning with ‘GEN’.

Specimen requirements  


You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.

Age range this test is suitable for 

Adults and children 2 years and above. The child needs to be potty trained and out of nappies. The sample must not be contaminated with urine or fibres from nappies.

Before Taking this Test

To purchase the individual test click below:

Please find a copy of a sample report of the Smart Nutriton Macrospic test for worms here.

Smart Nutriton Macroscopic Exam for Worms Sample-Report Oct 2020. DIG08