PA1810-2

Stool:  Cyclospora cayetanensis and Cryptosporidium species –  Shipped September 24, 2018 

Educational Highlights

  • When viewing coccidia microscopically, calibration of the microscope’s ocular micrometer is important to measure the oocysts in order to differentiate C. cayetanensis from Cryptosporidium species.
  • Although C. cayetanensis is an acid-fast organism, the oocysts stain variably with acid-fast stains (no staining, to mixed or variable staining, to complete staining

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