Image Library - Parasites
Wet mount cyst: Giardia lamblia
(The mature cysts of this organism contain four nuclei. Intracytoplasmic fibrils are visible in this iodine stained wet mount.
This microphotographic image was taken at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. The OSPHL Parasitology Department is equipped with a Leica DC 200 digital camera mounted on a Leica DMLS microscope. This equipment is used in conjunction with the Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to aid in the rapid diagnosis of unusual or difficult parasitic diseases using digital images and the Internet.
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