Lab Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) Test

Last updated on May 31st, 2021Two methods, thick and thin blood smear microscopy are regarded as the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of malaria. Quantitative Buffy Coat is another direct and rapid test for the […]

Difference Between

Taenia solium vs. Taenia saginata 

Last updated on June 11th, 2021Taeniasis is the parasitic infection of humans caused by adult tapeworm species; i.e. Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), Taenia solium  (pork tapeworm), or Taenia asiatica (Asian tapeworm). T. solium and T. saginata have a worldwide distribution but […]

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Lab Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

Lab Diagnosis of Lymphatic Filariasis

Last updated on May 31st, 2021Lymphatic filariasis can be diagnosed clinically and through laboratory techniques. Demonstration of microfilarae in the peripheral blood Collection of blood specimen The microfilariae that cause lymphatic filariasis circulates in the […]

Lab Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

Formal Ether Sedimentation Technique

Last updated on June 23rd, 2021The number of parasitic forms of both protozoan and/or helminthic parasites) in fecal specimens are often too low to be observed microscopically in direct wet mounts or in stained smear […]

Malarial Parasites
Lab Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria

Last updated on June 4th, 2021Once malaria is suspected on clinical grounds, it is mandatory to obtain the laboratory confirmation of the presence of malaria parasites in the patient’s specimen, whenever possible. Sample: Blood Blood is […]