PA1607-1

Stool: Hymenolepis nana, Chilomastix mesnili, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba coli, and Giardia lamblia    Shipped July 4, 2016

Educational Highlights

  • The diagnosis of H. nana depends on the demonstration of eggs in stool specimens.
  • The thin-shelled eggs of H. nana tend to collapse on the permanent stained smear and may be difficult to identify. Therefore, the direct wet mount of the concentrate is recommended.

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