PA1907-3

Stool: Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Blastocystis species, Endolimax nana–  Shipped July 02, 2019

Educational Highlights

  • Nucleic acid testing (NAT) can be used to identify E. histolytica by amplifying E. histolytica genes from extracted fecal DNA. Sensitivity and specificity are high (80–100% and 100%, respectively)
  • E. histolytica has the unique ability among the intestinal amoebae parasitizing humans of being able to invade tissue.

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