What is the diagnosis for Ascariasis?

The standard method for diagnosing ascariasis is by identifying Ascaris eggs in a stool sample using a microscope. Because eggs may be difficult to find in light infections, a concentration procedure is recommended.

Related Links

For more information about laboratory diagnosis of whipworm, see the DPDx web site:
  • DPDx: Ascariasis
  • DPDx: Stool specimen collection
  • DPDx: Stool specimen processing

Source: http://www.cdc.gov