Stool: Hookworm and Ascaris lumbricoides  –  Shipped April 2014

Educational Highlights

  • Microscopic identification of ova (eggs) in the stool is the most common method for diagnosing hookworm infection.
  • The eggs of Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus cannot be distinguished morphologically and thus it should be reported as “hookworm”.

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