Morphological diversity of Blastocystis hominis in sodium acetate-acetic acid-formalin-preserved stool samples stained with iron hematoxylin

J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Jan;32(1):267-8. doi: 10.1128/jcm.32.1.267-268.1994.


The objective of this investigation was to study the morphological characteristics of Blastocystis hominis in sodium acetate-acetic acid-Formalin-preserved stool samples. Routinely processed samples were examined for morphological detail, including size, shape, nuclear detail, and central body characteristics. Morphological findings revealing the importance of recognizing B. hominis in the diagnostic laboratory are described.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blastocystis hominis / cytology*
  • Feces / parasitology*
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Hematoxylin
  • Humans
  • Iron
  • Staining and Labeling
  • Tissue Preservation


  • Iron
  • Hematoxylin