Comparison of common fecal flotation techniques for the recovery of parasite eggs and oocysts.

@article{Dryden2005ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of common fecal flotation techniques for the recovery of parasite eggs and oocysts.},
  author={Michael Wayne Dryden and Patricia A. Payne and Robert K. Ridley and Vicki Smith},
  journal={Veterinary therapeutics : research in applied veterinary medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={15-28}
}
A variety of procedures are available to detect parasite eggs or oocysts in feces. This study compared the efficacy of simple flotation, a commercial assay, and various centrifugation techniques and three common flotation solutions. Results indicate that centrifugation consistently recovered more eggs than other methods. Proper technique is critical, including ensuring that the specific gravity of the flotation solution is correct and allowing the sample to stand for a sufficient amount of time… CONTINUE READING
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