Optimal Result: 0 - 1999 Units.

Blastocystis hominis is found throughout the world in both people with and without symptoms. It is a non-pathogenic parasite. Non-pathogenic parasites are present in the gastrointestinal tract and generally are self-limiting and do not cause illness. However, some research shows an association between non-pathogenic parasites and gastrointestinal symptoms. Therefore, testing of these microorganisms may be useful in some cases. Recent research shows certain parasites, such as Blastocystis hominis, as an emerging potential pathogen.

Common signs of infection with Blastocystis include:

- diarrhea or watery stools,

- abdominal pain,

- anal itching,

- constipation,

- excess gas,

- and dermatologic issues.

Potential treatment:

Some research recommends treatment for people with gastrointestinal and dermatologic symptoms but no treatment for those who are asymptomatic. There may also be an association between Blastocystis and chronic digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

What does it mean if your Blastocystis hominis result is too high?

Blastocystis hominis is found throughout the world in both people with and without symptoms.

Common signs of infection with Blastocystis include:

- diarrhea or watery stools,

- abdominal pain,

- anal itching,

- constipation,

- excess gas,

- and dermatologic issues.

Potential treatment:

Some research recommends treatment for people with gastrointestinal and dermatologic symptoms but no treatment for those who are asymptomatic. There may also be an association between Blastocystis and chronic digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Understand blood, stool, and urine medical results from your labs.

10 000+ happy clients
100% satisfaction
★★★★★ customer support

Essential Plan


  • Monthly subscription
  • Instant interpretation
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • Additional charge for upload service
  • 2000+ biomarkers explained
  • Recommendations
  • Cancel anytime

Advanced Plan


  • Yearly subscription
  • Instant interpretation
  • We upload five reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 2000+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Online support
  • Cancel anytime

Own It For Life premium plan


  • No subscription
  • Unlimited access
  • Unlimited storage
  • Instant interpretations
  • We upload ten reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 2000+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Dedicated support

Healthmatters.io software for professional use.

Welcome to Healthmatters Pro.

Save time on interpreting lab results with the largest database of biomarkers online. In-depth research on any test at your fingertips, all stored and tracked in one place.

Learn More


We implement proven measures to keep your data safe.

At HealthMatters, we're committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put industry-leading security standards in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. We use procedural, physical, and electronic security methods designed to prevent unauthorized people from getting access to this information. Our internal code of conduct adds additional privacy protection. All data is backed up multiple times a day and encrypted using SSL certificates. See our Privacy Policy for more details.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). HIPAA compliance for healthcare professionals
×

Understand Your Lab Result Now

  • Instant interpretation
  • 2000+ biomarkers explained
  • Science-based recommendations
  • Online support
  • Secure and private portal

Get 10% off with promocode:

;