[SAF--an alternative fixation solution for parasitological stool specimens].

@article{Marti1990SAFanAF,
  title={[SAF--an alternative fixation solution for parasitological stool specimens].},
  author={H. Marti and E Escher},
  journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1990},
  volume={120 40},
  pages={1473-6}
}
A comparative parasitological study in 3 collectives using 2 different fixatives for stool samples (SAF and MIF) was carried out. The SAF fixative consistently showed a significantly higher sensitivity for parasitic protozoa than the MIF fixative (Entamoeba histolytica 90.0% vs. 64.4%, Giardia lamblia 97.7% vs. 64.4%), which was due to an increased detection of cysts of both species. No difference in sensitivity for helminths was found. The cheap, simple formula and, due to the absence of… CONTINUE READING