Eggs per gram

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Eggs per gram (eggs/g) is a laboratory test that determines the number of eggs per gram of feces in patients suspected of having a parasitological infection, such as schistosomiasis.[1]

Measuring the number of eggs per gram is the primary diagnostic method for schistosomiasis, as opposed to a blood test. Eggs per gram or another analyse like larvae per gram of faeces is one of the most important experiments that is done in parasitology labs.

Methods to count the number of eggs per gram:

  • Willis method.[2]
  • McMaster method.[3]
  • Clayton-Lane method.[4]

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  1. ^ "Doing a fecal egg count - Parasite series -". Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Willis technique". Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "McMaster Egg Counting Technique". Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Investigation of the accuracy of the Clayton-Lane faecal egg flotation technique for estimating the numbers of Hyostrongylus rubidus (Hassall and Stiles, 1892) eggs in pig faeces". Journal of Helminthology. 46 (4): 387–397. 13 October 1972. PMID 4674460. Retrieved 13 October 2017 – via PubMed. 

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