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 […]

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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 […]

Normal Red Blood Cell and Sickle Shaped RBC
Parasitology

Relationship between sickle cell anemia and malaria

Last updated on July 4th, 2021Resistance to Malaria A number of genetic factors provide some resistance to infection by various Plasmodium spp. Hemoglobin S, thalassemia, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase or G6PD deficiency are associated with increased resistance to Plasmodium falciparum. […]

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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 […]