ova and parasite examination

ova and parasite examination

a comprehensive review of a fecal specimen using direct wet mounts, concentration wet mounts, and permanent stained smears, for the recovery and identification of protozoan and helmintic parasite stages such as trophozoites, cysts, oocysts, spores, eggs, and larvae.

o·va and par·a·site ex·am·i·na·tion

(ō'vă par'ă-sīt eg-zam'i-nā'shŭn)
A comprehensive review of a fecal specimen, using direct wet mounts, concentration wet mounts, and permanent stained smears, for the recovery and identification of protozoan and helminthic parasite stages such as trophozoites, cysts, oocysts, spores, eggs, and larvae.
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Quotation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP): "The Ova and Parasite Examination is no longer considered a test for parasitic diarrhea but for unusual syndromes in travelers and immigrants."
New technology replaces old methods, so why do we continue to offer the routine ova and parasite examination for the diagnosis of parasitic diarrhea?
When a clinical decision is made to assess a patient for a parasitic gastrointestinal infection (e.g., patients with prolonged diarrhea), clinicians should order both routine ova and parasite examination and specific testing for Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium.
Ova and parasite examination would very likely be negative in these situations as well.
Moreover, if the patients with negative ova and parasite examination had not been tested with the more sensitive immunoassay, the expenses for further evaluation would likely have been higher.
An ova and parasite examination of the stool does not diagnosis infection with T.
Q We have identified Blastocystis hominis in stool specimens submitted for routine ova and parasite examination and have only found the cyst stage.
Clinical importance of adequately performed stool ova and parasite examinations. Clin Infect Dis.
* Cryptosporidium oocysts are too small to be identified on routine stool ova and parasite examinations.