Gastroenterology Book


Parasite Examination of the Stool

Aka: Parasite Examination of the Stool, Ova and Parasite, Stool for Parasite, Stool for Ova, Stool Parasite, Stool Ova
  1. Definition
    1. Stool evaluation for intestinal protozoa and eggs
  2. Indications
    1. Travel to developing countries
    2. Watery Diarrhea lasting >7 days
  3. Procedure
    1. Obtain 3 Stool specimens, each >24 hours apart
    2. Submit each sample in preservative
    3. Recheck positive tests 2-3 weeks after treatment
  4. Interpretation: Commonly identified protozoa
    1. Ascaris
    2. Strongyloides
    3. Giardia lamblia
      1. Consider GiardiaAntigen testing instead
    4. Cryptosporidium
      1. Consider Cryptospordium Antigen testing instead

Parasite stool test (C1261998)

Concepts Laboratory Procedure (T059)
Italian Esame parassitologico delle feci
Japanese 便寄生虫検査, ベンキセイチュウケンサ
Czech Vyšetření stolice na parazity
Hungarian Parazita széklet vizsgálat
English Parasite stool test
Portuguese Teste de fezes a parasitas
Spanish Determinación de parásitos en heces
Dutch parasietentest ontlasting
French Test de fèces parasitaire
German Stuhluntersuchung auf Parasiten
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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