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Fact or Artifact: clinically important parasites

Fact or Artifact: clinically important parasites

To quote the site: "The purpose of this site is to teach microscopists morphological criteria required to differentiate clinically important parasites from artifact material regularly seen in fecal samples and specimens from other body sites. The goal of this site is not to replace practical training of staff in this specialized area. This site is a supplementary source of reference material that is available to help advanced and beginner microscopists minimize identification errors by being better able to differentiate "facts from artifacts.""


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Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
10 years ago

This site could be easily used directly as a powerpoint in the classroom to teach students how to identify artifact material. Includes helpful tips and photographs.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: Several minutes
Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor (Faculty)
11 years ago

Such great photos of how to look at patient samples and determine common errors that occur in determining parasites

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes