Hymenolepiasis Workup

Updated: Dec 21, 2020
  • Author: Harbir Singh Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

The diagnosis of infection with Hymenolepiasis is made by direct examination of eggs in concentrated stool specimen. Multiple stool examinations increase the yield of testing. [6]


H nana egg in an unstained wet mount. Courtesy of H nana egg in an unstained wet mount. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/dpdx/hymenolepiasis/index.html).