Nonutility of routine testing of stool for ova and parasites in a tertiary care Canadian centre.

@article{Mosli2012NonutilityOR,
  title={Nonutility of routine testing of stool for ova and parasites in a tertiary care Canadian centre.},
  author={Mahmoud H. Mosli and J. E. Gregor and Nilesh Chande and Robert Lannigan},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={653-9}
}
BACKGROUND In many clinical situations, stool examinations for ova and parasites (O&P) are routine in the work-up of patients with acute or chronic diarrhea. Frequently, these tests are found to be negative for pathogens. The purpose of this study was to examine the diagnostic yield of routine stool testing for O&P in a Canadian tertiary care centre and to estimate the potential clinical benefit of a positive result. PATIENTS AND METHODS All stool samples sent to the central microbiology… CONTINUE READING