Diagnostic Tests for Hookworm


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

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Hookworm: Infection is diagnosed by identifying hookworm eggs in a stool sample. 1

A laboratory worker will examine stool specimens to look for and count the number of eggs. If the egg output is large enough more than 2,000 eggs per gram of stool the doctor will assume that the infection may cause anemia and start treating the patient.2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Hookworm Infection: DPD
2. excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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