Comparison between the Midi Parasep and Midi Parasep Solvent Free (SF) faecal parasite concentrators

Agatha C. Saez, Monika M. Manser, Nicholas Andrews, Peter L. Chiodini*

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Abstract

Aim: To compare the recovery of parasites in faecal samples using the Midi Parasep with ethyl acetate and Midi Parasep Solvent Free (SF) faecal parasite concentrators. Methods: 23 preserved and 11 fresh faecal samples were microscopically examined for the presence of parasites using the Midi arasep concentrator with ethyl acetate centrifuged for 1 and 3 min and the Midi Parasep SF concentrator. Results: The Midi Parasep SF faecal parasite system recovered significantly fewer ova and cysts and resulted in a notably larger deposit than the Midi Parasep concentrator with ethyl acetate. Conclusions: Parasites present in small numbers that would be detected using the Midi Parasep concentrator with ethyl acetate could be missed using the SF faecal parasite system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-904
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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