Parasitological examination of stool after fixation and coloration

Which test do we use?

Microscopic examination after coloration with iron-hematoxyline.

Sampling instructions

The stool samples must be fixated immediately after obtaining the samples.

Storage conditions

After fixation, the sample can be kept at room temperature for a prolonged period.

Important advice

For Dientamoeba fragilis stool sample fixation is the only way to detect the parasite.


Two or three times per week

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