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Diagnosis

The standard method for diagnosing ascariasis is by identifying Ascaris eggs in a stool sample using a microscope. Because eggs may be difficult to find in light infections, a concentration procedure is recommended.

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For more information about laboratory diagnosis of whipworm, see the DPDx web site:
  • Page last reviewed: January 10, 2013
  • Page last updated: January 10, 2013
  • Content source:
    • Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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