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Stool:  Entamoeba histolytica/dispar  –  Shipped July 2013

Educational Highlights

  • Entamoeba dispar is the non-pathogenic organism and Entamoeba histolytica is the intestinal protozoa attributed to amebic dysentery or amoebiasis.
  • The main advantage of antigen detection tests is that they can distinguish between pathogenic E. histolytica and non-pathogenic E. dispar.

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