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.

Frequence

2-3 / week

Reference values

Negative

Delivery time of the result

On average: 6 days

Accredited

Yes
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED

RIZIV-code

126711 / 126722

Laatste wijziging op: 19/01/2022