coproscopy

coproscopy

(kŏ-pros′kŏ-pē) [Gr. kopros, dung + -scopy]
The microscopic analysis of stool specimens, usually to detect parasites, sometimes aided by molecular biological technology.
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Coproscopy was used to detect oocysts of enteric coccidians and then Copro-PCR was employed to test specifically for T.
Adult parasites found in the air sacs and coelom plus intestinal contents and fecal samples were collected and sent to the Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, for parasite identification, coproscopy by sodium acetate-acetic acidformalin, and combined sedimentation-flotation method with Zn[Cl.sub.2].
All patients, who was under supervision, were performed common clinical, biochemical investigations, coproscopy, bacteriological investigations of faeces for identification of Shigella, Salmonella and opportunistic pathogenic agents of microflora.
The diagnosis of trichuriasis is routinely made by coproscopy, finding typical barrel shaped eggs with unstained polar plugs that measure 50 to 54 mm by 22 to 23 mm (Figure 1).
Testing included egg detection by coproscopy, antigen detection by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and specific parasite DNA amplification by polymerase chain reaction.