Stool: Blastocystis hominis, Iodamoeba butschlii, Endolimax nana  –  Shipped July 2014

Educational Highlights

  • Non-pathogenic intestinal amebae must be differentiated from the pathogenic species, Entamoeba histolytica.
  • When reporting non-pathogenic protozoa, a comment such as “The identified organisms are considered non-pathogenic; treatment is not recom-mended for non-pathogenic parasites” can be added to help in the interpretation of results.

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