Stool Analysis Artifacts

Plant cell confused for helminth eggs in stool

Plant cell confused for helminth eggs in stool

Plant cell in a concentrated wet mount of stool. Such material can be common in stool and may be confused for helminth eggs, although they are usually much larger than the eggs of most ...
Plant hair confused for the larvae of hookworm or Strongyloides stercoralis

Plant hair confused for the larvae of hookworm or Strongyloides stercoralis

Plant hair in a concentrated wet mount of stool. Plant hairs can be common in stool and may be confused for the larvae of hookworm or Strongyloides stercoralis. However, they are often ...
Pollen grain similar to the fertile egg of Ascaris lumbricoides

Pollen grain similar to the fertile egg of Ascaris lumbricoides

Pollen grain in a concentrated wet mount of stool. This grain looks very similar to the fertile egg of Ascaris lumbricoides, although the spine-like structures on the outer layer should ...
Fungal spore

Fungal spore in concentrated wet mounts of stool

Fungal spore in concentrated wet mounts of stool. Such spores may be confused for protozoa such as Giardia or Chilomastix.
Yeasts in iodine-stained

Yeast in an iodine-stained concentrated wet mount of stool

Yeast in an iodine-stained concentrated wet mount of stool. Yeast in wet mounts may be confused for Giardia  
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