PA1707-1

Stool: Ascaris species, Blastocystis hominis –  Shipped July 04, 2017 –

Educational Highlights

  • The standard techniques for diagnosing Ascaris eggs in stool are affected by variations in day-to-day egg excretion, heterogeneous egg distribution in stool samples and low sensitivity of the technique.
  • Eggs cannot be demonstrated in stool until the worms have grown, mated and produced eggs, which takes several weeks.

Full critique (PDF)

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