Triplicate preserved fecal samples from 265 patients were pooled into single samples, and the recovery rate of intestinal parasites from the pooled samples was compared with that from the individual samples. Parasites were detected in 109 patients when results from the individual samples were used compared with 108 patients when results from the pooled specimens were used. Pooling preserved fecal samples is an efficient and economical procedure for the detection of ova and parasites.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)