Last updated: Monday, 26, July, 2010
Faeces - ova, cysts and parasites; microscopy for Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites and cysts.
Mucosal scrapings are a suitable alternative specimen.
Specimen should be freshly collected and still warm if trophozoites are to be detected.
Entamoeba histolytica antibodies.
See also Abscess.