Stool: Diphyllobothrium species, Blastocystis hominis, and Entamoeba hartmanni  –  Shipped July 4, 2016

Educational Highlights

  • Laboratory diagnosis of Diphyllobothrium species infection is based on finding eggs and/or proglottids in feces.
  • Since the eggs are operculated, they generally do not float when the flotation concentration method is used; both the surface film and sediment need to be examined if this concentration method is used.

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