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Table 1 Stool categories and techniques applied

From: Giardia lamblia: a major parasitic cause of childhood diarrhoea in patients attending a district hospital in Ghana

   Technique used
Consistency § Parasite stage most likely to seen Saline Iodine Formol Ether
Formed Cyst
Semi formed/Soft Cyst/Trophozoites
Loose Trophozoites  
Watery Trophozoites  
  1. § Ova and larvae may be found in stool of any consistency.