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    Bilharzia (Schistosomiasis)

  • Who has Schistosomiasis

    We are seeing Schistosomiasis more and more. Some chronic diseases can actually be schistosomiasis.   I.C. (Interstitial Cystitis) patients are testing positive for schistosomiasis. When treated they are being cured. For UTI patients when antibiotics fail to work is an indication for schistosomiasis. Liver patients or others with unexplained health decline where standard lab test fail to identify cause.

    Deployed Military

    Service men and women.

    The U.S. military has been deploying to areas infected with schistosomiasis for years. You can come home unaware of being infected with undiagnosed symptoms and related health issues.

    Women/Men

    STD

    Schistosomiasis can be spread between partners. Some IC (Interstitial cystitis) or painful bladder syndrome can actually be Schistosomiasis. UTI patients that present with symptoms but have negative UTI test results can be Schistosomiasis.

    Travelers

    Classic

    Travelers can be exposed to Schistosomiasis while on vacation and return home with symptoms.

    According to the CDC:

    • Africa: contact with any freshwater in southern and sub-Saharan Africa–including the great lakes and rivers as well as smaller bodies of water–  should be considered a risk for schistosomiasis transmission. Transmission also occurs in the Mahgreb region of North Africa and the Nile River valley in Egypt and Sudan .
    • South America: Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela
    • Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia (risk in Caribbean is very low)
    • The Middle East: Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    • Southern China
    • Parts of Southeast Asia and the Philippines, Laos
    • A recent focus of ongoing transmission has been identified in Corsica.

     

    What is Schistosomiasis?

    Bilharzia

    A chronic disease caused by infestation with blood flukes (schistosomes).

    Symptoms:

    Pain areas: in the abdomen, joints, or muscles

    Pain circumstances: can occur during sexual intercourse or during urination

    Gastrointestinal: bloating, blood in stool, diarrhea, or fluid in the abdomen

    Whole body: chills, fatigue, fever, or malaise

    Urinary: frequent urination or blood in urine

    Developmental: learning disability or slow growth

    Also common: coughing, headache, infertility, itching, poor appetite, skin rash, vaginal bleeding, or weight loss

     

  • Test Concept

    Schisto POC-CCA test

  • How It Works

    1

    Talk to your Dr.

    Speak with your doctor about schistosomiasis and your symptoms.

    2

    Process

    The doctor will have to setup an account with us. Have them contact info@s7llc.net to get the necessary forms. We ship as little as a single kit if needed.

    3

    Insurance

    Some insurances cover an antigen schistosomiasis test and your doctor handles billing as they would any other in office test.

    4

    Results

    Your doctor can test you in their office giving you the answer during that same appointment.

  • Our Product

    Schisto POC-CCA™ from ICT

    New design with improved accuracy.

    A parasite test that you do NOT need a stool sample for.

    • Results in your doctor's office while you wait.
    • The most accurate test for Schistosomiasis.
    • The test detects an antigen your body makes if infected with the parasite.
    • Will detect all species of Schistosomiasis.
    • Trusted diagnostic tool.

     

    Detects all species of Schistosomiasis

    Schistosomiasis Test

    FDA Approved

    Only rapid test for schistosomiasis available in the U.S.

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  • Why use urine diagnostic testing for Schistosomiasis?

     

    • Rapid in office results  
    • Ready in 20 minutes
    • Most Accurate test, more sensitive than blood antigen test. (See case study below)
    • Effortless test procedure
    • Only needs a midstream urine sample
    • No stool sample required
     
     
     
     

    (ICT) POC-CCA testing

    info:

    The urine-CCA (Circulating Cathodic Antigen) cassette test is for the qualitative presumptive detection of an active Schistosome infection, more specific S.mansoni, but also other species e.g. S.haematobium and S.japonicum. For endemic studies involving S.mansoni infections, a single CCA urine test demonstrates closely the true prevalence predicted by models based on multiple egg count determinations. This test should be used for patients with clinical signs and symptoms that are consistent with a Bilharzia infection.

    How it works:

    Our urine CCA cassette test detects the parasite antigen CCA which is present in all Schistosome species, including animal species. The major portion of CCA released by the adult live parasite is secreted in the urine this is why our test is more accurate than blood test for schistosomiasis. A positive CCA test result on randomly collected midstream urine indicates and active Bilharzia infection.

    Application:

    After applying the urine to our test kit, the CCA antigen that may be present in the sample binds to the labelled monoclonal antibody immobilized on the sample membrane. Then it runs over the strip where the antigen-antibody complex attaches to the monoclonal antibody immobilized test line. A pink colored line will develope next to the "T" line indicating a positive result. The second line "C" is a procedural control and should always show up to make sure the test works accurately.

  • Understanding Schistosomiasis

    Find your answers.

    Schistosomiasis.org

    White Paper on Schistosomiasis

    Case study for ICT POC-CCA