What is the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the workup of tapeworm infestation?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Lisandro Irizarry, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of stool tests are also available for the detection of Echinococcus infection. [9]

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