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Detection of Intestinal Parasites



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Concentrated Feces with Saline

Slide 9

March 2009

Here is a fecal wet mount preparation that contains concentrated feces mixed with a drop of saline. This is similar to the direct prep, but has the added advantage that any parasites in the sample will have been concentrated and are therefore more easily detected. Since fixatives such as alcohol or formalin are added before or during concentration, most of the parasites will be dead and motility will not be observed.

Concentrated Feces with Saline

 


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