Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 1, P267-270 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.11.002 View full text
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Peter L. Chiodini

Abstract: The long-overdue introduction of new technology into parasite diagnostics has produced important tests that are now finding a place in clinical laboratories. It is too early to consider abandoning microscopy; the novel technology will run alongside the more traditional techniques for some years to come. Well-trained microscopists, supported by regular continuing professional development and external quality assessment schemes, are still central to the provision of a reliable diagnostic parasitology service.