Stool: Cryptosporidium species, Entamoeba coli –  Shipped April 11, 2022

Educational Highlights

  • Using a modified cold Kinyoun acid-fast staining technique, the Cryptosporidium oocysts, which are acid-fast, stain pinkish red with a range of colour intensity from pale to deep pink.
  • Currently most molecular testing for parasitology are used with unpreserved stools / anal swabs as SAF is not compatible with standard extractions and leads to DNA fragmentation and amplification inefficiency. 

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