parasitological examination of stool – direct

Which test do we use?

Microscopic examination

Sampling instructions

Provide at least 10 grams of non-fixated stool samples in a clean recipient.

Storage conditions

The stool samples should preferably be fresh on arrival at the laboratory. To detect Entamoeba histolytica the sample has to be no older than 20 minutes before it arrival at the laboratory.

Important advice

If it is not possible to immediately send the stool samples to the laboratory, the samples can be fixated in SAF.



Reference values


How soon can you expect results?

Depends on the total number of requested analyses. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.


ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


126711 / 126722

Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020