Fresh stool, 5g or the equivalent of a teaspoonful, transported in screw-capped container to the laboratory within two hours. Specimens taken more than 72 hours after hospitalisation may not be appropriate.
Trichrome Stain and Concentration
Trophozoites/Cyst/Ova/Larva reported; No Ova, cyst, trophozoites seen
8 - 48 hours
Monday - Saturday