J Clin Pathol 23:632-635 doi:10.1136/jcp.23.7.632
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Studies on the laboratory diagnosis of human filariasis: Preliminary communication

  1. J. M. Goldsmid
  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, University College of Rhodesia, Salisbury, Rhodesia


      Five laboratory methods used for the recovery of microfilariae from the blood were compared for efficiency of recovery and time involved. The methods used were thin blood films, thick blood films, wet preparations, the Polyvidone technique, and the microhaematocrit technique. The last proved superior in both efficiency and saving time.