Stool: Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Blastocystis hominis –  Shipped September 26, 2016

Educational Highlights

  • E. histolytica and E. dispar are two separate and distinct species, however, they are indistinguishable using routine diagnostic methods unless erythrophagocytosis is observed.
  • PCR can be used to differentiate non-pathogenic Entamoeba species from E. histolytica but the specimen must be collected in absence of preservatives.

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