Stool: Dientamoeba fragilis, Blastocystis species –  Shipped September 23, 2019 – FINAL RESULTS

Educational Highlights

  • Diagnosis of D. fragilis infection depends on proper feces sample collection and processing techniques. Immediate fixation of feces is necessary to preserve the morphology of D. fragilis as the trophozoites degenerate rapidly in unpreserved stools
  • As daily shedding of D. fragilis trophozoites is highly variable, multiple samples may be required to maximize the chances of detection.

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