Humans can be infected by a wide range of parasites which may consist of a single cell or worms (helminths). Most parasites have more than one form in their development cycle. Many have a mature form and a cyst and/or egg (ova) form. The majority of people who are infected by gastrointestinal parasites become infected by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated with the ova. Parasites can also be found in urine and respiratory specimens. Three common single-cell parasites are; Giardia, Entamoeba histolytica, and Cryptosporidium. Taenia saginata/Taenia solium (Tapeworm) is an example of a worm.
No special preparation is needed for Ova And Parasite Exam Wet Mount Stool. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Ova And Parasite Exam Wet Mount Stool. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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