I. Definition

  1. Stool evaluation for intestinal protozoa and eggs

II. Indications

  1. Travel to developing countries
  2. Watery Diarrhea lasting >7 days

III. 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

IV. Interpretation: Commonly identified protozoa

  1. Ascaris
  2. Strongyloides
  3. Giardia lamblia
    1. Consider Giardia antigen testing instead
  4. Cryptosporidium
    1. Consider Cryptospordium antigen testing instead

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Ontology: 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