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A worm and helminths screen, often referred to as a helminth test or helminthiasis screening, is a test that checks for the presence of parasitic worms, known as helminths, in a person’s body. Helminths are multicellular parasites that can infect various organs and tissues in the body and can cause a range of health problems.1 These infections are known as helminthiasis. 2, 3

The test typically involves the examination of stool samples or, in some cases, blood samples, to detect the presence of helminth eggs, larvae, or specific antibodies produced by the immune system in response to helminth infections.4 The choice of sample depends on the suspected type of helminth and the specific diagnostic methods used by the healthcare provider.

The presence of helminths in the body can cause a variety of symptoms and health issues, depending on the type of worm and the affected organ or system. Common symptoms of helminth infections may include gastrointestinal disturbances, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue, among others.

A worm and helminths screen is typically performed when a healthcare provider suspects that a patient may have a helminth infection based on their symptoms, medical history, or exposure to risk factors such as travel to regions where these infections are.



2 Juckett G. Common intestinal helminths. Am Fam Physician. 1995 Nov 15;52(7):2039 -48, 2051-2. PMID: 7484705.

3 Veesenmeyer  AF. Important Nematodes  in Children. Pediatr  Clin North Am. 2022 Feb;69(1):129-139. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2021.08.005. PMID: 34794670.

4 Matthys B, Bobieva M, Karimova G, Mengliboeva Z, Jean-Richard V, Hoimnazarova M, Kurbonova M, Lohourignon LK, Utzinger J, Wyss K. Prevalence and risk factors of helminths and intestinal protozoa infections among children from primary schools in western Tajikistan. Parasit Vectors. 2011 Oct 7;4:195. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-4-195. PMID: 21981979; PMCID: PMC3205355.

Test Method



  • Ancylostoma spp. (hookworm)
  • Ascaris spp. (roundworm)
  • Encephalitozoon spp
  • Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm)
  • Enterocytozoon spp.
  • Hymenolepis spp (tapeworm)
  • Necator americanus (hookworm)
  • Strongyloides spp. (threadworm)
  • Taenia spp. (tapeworm)
  • Trichuris trichiura (whipworm)

Test Method


Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Ancylostoma spp.
    • Ascaris spp
    • Encephalitozoon spp
    • Enterobius vermicularis
    • Enterocytozoon spp.
    • hookworm
    • Hymenolepis spp.
    • Necator americanus
    • Pinworm
    • Roundworm
    • Strongyloides spp.
    • Taenia spp.
    • Tapeworm
    • Threadworm
    • Trichuris trichiura
    • Whipworm

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Step 3

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