Stool: Cryptosporidium species –  Shipped July 03, 2018

Educational Highlights

  • Increased sensitivity in the detection of oocysts is obtained by staining the concentrated specimen with acid-fast stains (modified combination stain, Kinyoun) or fluorescence microscopy (FM) using Auramine O.
  • Cryptosporidiosis is distributed worldwide; however prevalence is higher in developing countries and in immunocompromised patients.

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