Diagnostic Tests for Cryptosporiosis


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Diagnostic Test list for Cryptosporiosis: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Cryptosporiosis includes:

  • Stool tests for oocysts

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Cryptosporiosis: Your health care provider will ask you to submit stool samples to see if you are infected. Because testing for Crypto can be difficult, you may be asked to submit several stool specimens over several days. Because tests for Crypto are not routinely done in most laboratories, your health care provider should specifically request testing for the parasite.  1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Preventing Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide for People with Compromised Immune Systems: DPD

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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