Stool: Cyclospora cayetanensis –  Shipped April 2012

Educational Highlights

  • Standard laboratory procedures, using a sequential iron haematoxylin and acid-fast stain or modified iron-haematoxylin stain for ova and parasites should be able to identify Cyclospora species in stool samples.
  • When viewing coccidia microscopically, calibration of the microscope’s ocular micrometer is important to measure the oocysts in order to differentiate Cyclospora species from Cryptosporidium species.

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