Medical Parasitology Team

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Important Notice
Information regarding Chagas Disease (American trypanosomiasis) specimen submission
Guidance for submission of Chagas Disease specimens to CDC, through the DSHS Laboratory, is provided by the Zoonosis Control Branch.

This includes testing acceptance criteria for both Serology and PCR in humans, and testing in bugs.  Call 512-776-2888.

About Us
About Us

The Medical Parasitology Team processes and examines specimens (primarily fecal samples) to detect worms and protozoan parasite infections in humans. As the public health reference laboratory for the state of Texas, we coordinate with state and local epidemiologists and the CDC Laboratories. A major responsibility of the Parasitology Team is to examine specimens collected by the Refugee Health Program. 

Last updated March 2, 2021