Stool: Endolimax nana, Blastocystis species –  Shipped September 20, 2021

Educational Highlights

  • Non-pathogenic intestinal amebae must be differentiated from Entamoeba histolytica/dispar.
  • Of the seven species of intestinal amebae E. hartmanni, E. dispar, E. coli, E. polecki, E. nana, and Iodoamoeba butschlii are non-pathogenic to humans. Their presence in feces however, indicates that sanitary conditions may not be adequate.

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