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Diagnostic Methods
Diagnostic methodsPros and cons
Parasitological diagnosis 
Fasciolopsis buski is one of several intestinal trematodes besides Heterophyes spp., Echinostoma spp. and Metagonimus spp. Their presence is detected by characteristic eggs in the faeces.
Sometimes adult worms can be detected in stool samples.
  • The differentiation of these eggs is difficult
  • Adult worms can be more easily differentiated
Molecular diagnosis 
No tests available 
Antigen detection 
No tests developed so far 
Antibody detection 
No specific serological tests are available