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Detection of Intestinal Parasites



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Cryptosporidium - Cyst on Wet Prep

Slide 33

March 2009

This is the image I showed earlier of a Cryptosporidium oocyst. Notice how easy it would be to miss this on a fecal ova and parasite examination. Luckily, we have highly skilled and well trained microscopists review our fecal smears. However, the alternative antigen testing that we offer is more sensitive and specific than light microscopy.

Cyst on Wet Prep

 


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