Cytology Preparations of Formalin Fixative Aid Detection of Giardia in Duodenal Biopsy Samples.


Giardiasis is the most common intestinal parasitic infection in the United States. The organism elicits no, or minimal, inflammatory changes in duodenal biopsy samples, so it can be easily overlooked. We performed this study to determine whether Giardia could be isolated from the formalin fixative of biopsy samples, and to evaluate the value of fluid… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000817