Table 1

Parasites for which tests are available using faeces

Parasites
Protozoa
    AmoebaeEntamoeba histolytica and other amoebae
    Flagellates Giardia lamblia (G intestinalis)
    Ciliates Balantidium coli
    CoccidiaCryptosporidum parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Isospora belli, Sarcocystis spp
    MicrosporaMicrosporidia
Helminths Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura
    Nematodes Enterobius vermicularis, Ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus, Strongyloides stercoralis
    TrematodesSchistosoma japonicum, S mansoni, S haematobium, S mekongi, S intercalatum, Opisthorchis (clonorchis), Fasciola hepatica, Fasciolopsis buski, and other intestinal flukes, Paragonimus spp
    CestodesDiphyllobothrium latum, Hymenolepis nana, Taenia saginata/T solium