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CRYPTOSPORIDIUM/ISOSPORA/CYCLOSPORA MICROSCOPY

Synonym(s):

​Isospora/Cryptosporidium/Cyclospora microscopy, Cyclospora/Cryptosporidium/Isospora microscopy

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Fresh stool, 5g or the equivalent of a teaspoonful.

Storage and Transport

​In screw-capped container and dispatched to the laboratory within 24 hours

Method

​Modified Kinyoun Stain

Test Results

​Organism reported;
No Cryptosporidium parvum/ Isospora belli or Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts seen

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​2 – 4 hours

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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