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Diagnostic Methods

In this chapter we like to present to you the main parasitological techniques used to analyse blood and stool and urine samples in brief. For more details we suggest that you consult text books or procedures given by the WHO (to be found in Bibliography, A. Diagnosis in chapter “Home” Resources)

In addition, you learn more about alternative methods which are gaining more and more weight these days. Besides antigen and antibody detection molecular diagnostic tests offer new possibilities with a detection power beyond imagination.
Under diseases A to Z in this chapter you find an assessment of alternative methods summarized for each disease.


2.1 General Principles
2.2 Blood examinations
2.3 Faecal examinations
2.4 Urine examinations
2.5 Alternative methods
2.6 Diseases A-Z

Under Blood Examinations and Faecal Examinations the methods are introduced with short films. Please note that there is a user panel at the bottom of each film where you can stop and restart the playback of the film.