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Detection of the Carcinogenic Liver Fluke Opisthorchis viverrini Using a Mini Parasep SF Faecal Parasite Concentrator
- Kaewpitoon, Soraya J (Parasitic Disease Research Unit, Suranaree University of Technology) ;
- Rujirakul, Ratana (Parasitic Disease Research Unit, Suranaree University of Technology) ;
- Tongtawee, Taweesak (Suranaree University of Technology Hospital) ;
- Matrakul, Likit (Suranaree University of Technology Hospital) ;
- Panpimanmas, Sukij (Suranaree University of Technology Hospital) ;
- Wakkuwattapong, Parichart (Parasitic Disease Research Unit, Suranaree University of Technology) ;
- Loyd, Ryan A (School of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, Suranaree University of Technology) ;
- Kaewpitoon, Natthawut (Parasitic Disease Research Unit, Suranaree University of Technology)
- Published : 2016.02.05
The Mini Parasep SF fecal parasite concentrator (MPSFC) is a new modification of the closed concentration system, which can easily be adopted in any routine clinical pathology laboratory. Here we describe our experience with the system in diagnosing Opisthorchis viverrini. A total of 199 fecal samples was submitted for routine examination in the clinical pathology laboratory of Suranaree University of Technology hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand, during August to October 2015. Out of all samples examined, 10 (5.03%) were positive with intestinal parasites including O. viverrini (2.01%), followed by Strongyloided stercoralis (1.51%), Hookworm (0.5%), Taenia spp. (0.5%), and Entamoeba coli (0.5%). Regarding the distribution of intestinal parasites in relation to the methods used, and found that 4 samples (2.01%) were positive using the direct wet smear method while 10 (5.03%) were positive with the Mini Parasep SF method; the difference was statistically significant (
Detection;carcinogenic liver fluke;Opisthorchis viverrini;mini parasep SF faecal parasite concentrator
Supported by : Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Higher Education Commission
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