Detection of intestinal protozoa in the clinical laboratory.

  title={Detection of intestinal protozoa in the clinical laboratory.},
  author={Ian H McHardy and Max Wu and Robyn Shimizu-Cohen and Marc Roger Couturier and Romney M. Humphries},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={52 3},
Despite recent advances in diagnostic technology, microscopic examination of stool specimens remains central to the diagnosis of most pathogenic intestinal protozoa. Microscopy is, however, labor-intensive and requires a skilled technologist. New, highly sensitive diagnostic methods have been developed for protozoa endemic to developed countries, including Giardia lamblia (syn. G. intestinalis/G. duodenalis) and Cryptosporidium spp., using technologies that, if expanded, could effectively… CONTINUE READING


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