PA2007-1

Stool: Cryptosporidium species, Entamoeba coli –  Shipped July 06, 2020

Educational Highlights

  • Preserved specimens can be examined using the routine stool formalin-ethyl acetate concentration method and Cryptosporidium oocysts can be detected using special staining techniques.
  • Preservatives can inhibit Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) and must be removed by washing, which may not be possible if the preservative has penetrated the oocysts.

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