Collect random stool. Send 10.0 g stool (5.0 g min) refrigerated in 10% formalin or SAF.
Refrigerate up to 2 months.
3-5 days Performed Tues, Thurs, Sat
Common parasitic agent of watery diarrhea of concern in day care settings and the immuno-compromised. Not detected in routine Ova and Parasite testing, this stain must be specifically requested.