Molecular testing for Trypanosome is used for the rapid and accurate laboratory diagnosis of Chagas disease.
American Trypanosomiasis Also known as Chagas disease, it is endemic in Latin America and is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Symptoms may include changes in the central nervous system (CNS) and meningoencephalitis in children. The course of the disease can last from months to years and is often fatal. The parasite is usually transmitted through the bite of particular insects, but also by blood transfusions, organ transplants and possibly by the consumption of contaminated food.
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. Correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
At Diagnostiki Athinon we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and we contact your doctor to get the best possible medical care.