Stool: Hymenolepis nana and Blastocystis species –  Shipped April 12, 2021

Educational Highlights

  • The thin-shelled eggs of Hymenolepis nana tend to collapse on the permanent stained smear and may be difficult to identify. Therefore, the direct wet mount of the concentrate is recommended.
  • H. nana, known as the human tapeworm, has a cosmopolitan distribution and is thought to be the most common tapeworm throughout the world.

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