Our expert says:
Dear Mrs G
One gets 2 types of tests - one test for IGM - this shows acute infection, and IGG, which will be positive if you had bilharzia somewhere in the past. For accurate results you need to do the tests 6-8 weeks after possible contact.
Bilharzia Eggs in the urine or stool is still an important way to diagnose bilharzia.
One can screen for liver cancer by doing a liver function test and doing a sonar of the liver yearly.
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