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 The Centre has an active Tropical Disease Clinic with access to a steady flow of clinical material. The parasitologic specimens are prepared in two different formats:

a.  Quality assurance/control specimens: Specimens meeting the needs of Quality Assurance programs or parasitology quality control requirements.

b.   Teaching specimens: Collections of stained specimens with written descriptions of the diagnostic morphology found in each specimen.

c.   Further information regarding orders to azza.elbakry@mail.mcgill.ca  tel: 514-934-1934 ext:2511

fax: 514-934-8224

 

 

*These specimens are in stock at present, but in some cases availability will vary

* All prices are in U.S. dollars.

1. Blood Parasites : Availability may vary. Discounts apply for orders over 1000 slides.

                 a.  Malaria thick and thin smears, unfixed, unstained

*Minimum order 100 slides                                        $3.50/slide               

  i.      Thick, unfixed, unstained                             
  ii.    Thick, stained, coverslipped                         
  iii.  Thin, unfixed                                                 
  iv.  Thin, fixed                                                      
  v.     Stained coverslipped                                      

$3.50/slide
$5.00/slide
$3.50/slide
$4.00/slide
$6.50/slide

b.  Trypansoma cruzi , Trypanosoma brucei                                                                   

  i.      Thick, unfixed, unstained                             
  ii.    Thick, stained, coverslipped                         
  iii.  Thin, unfixed                                                 
  iv.  Thin, fixed                                                      
  v.     Stained coverslipped                                      

$3.50/slide
$5.00/slide
$3.50/slide
$4.00/slide
$6.50/slide

                   c.        Loa loa

i. Thin, unfixed, unstained $3.50/slide
ii. Thin, fixed      $4.00/slide
iii. Thin or thick, stained, coverslipped $6.50/slide

                  d.       Wuchereria bancrofti

i.      Thin, unfixed, unstained $3.50/slide
ii.    Thin, fixed   $4.00/slide
iii.   Stained, coverslipped $6.50/slide   

                  

                  d.       Leishmania spp. amastigotes

i.      Thin, unfixed, unstained $3.50/slide
ii.    Thin, fixed   $4.00/slide
iii.   Stained, coverslipped $6.50/slide   

2.  Intestinal Protozoans: (in SAF, or 10% formalin)                   

                  ∑        $100/ml. Discounts apply for volumes greater than 100 ml.

        All intestinal protozoa specimens are prepared from stool specimens diluted with  preservative   (3   volumes of preservative to 1 volume of stool). The minimum number of protozoa are 1 per every 8-10 high dry fields (X 40)

        Availability varies.

Blastocystis hominis
Chilomastix mesnili

Cryptosporidium parvum
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Endolimax nana
Entamoeba coli

Entamoeba hartmanni
Entamoeba histolytica/dispar
Giardia lamblia
Iodamoeba buetschlii

Isospora belli
Microsporidium sp.

 

    2.  Helminths (in 10% formalin) 

      ∑        $100/ml for any of the following parasites.
        Discounts apply for volumes greater than one litre.
        Availability varies.

Ascaris lumbricoides ova
Diphyllobothrium sp. ova      
Hookworm ova
Hymenolepis nana ova
Schistosoma mansoni ova
Strongyloides stercoralis larvae
Taenia sp. ova
Trichuris trichiura ova

          

Teaching slide sets

a. Malaria slide set:

        Cost per set is $300 U.S.
            ∑        Set contains description  of the various forms of the species
            ∑        Malaria slide set contains Giemsa stained and coverslipped  thick and thin smears of:  

Plasmodium falciparum
  Plasmodium vivax

  Plasmodium ovale

  Plasmodium malariae

 

b. Intestinal protozoan  slide set:

         ∑        Cost per set is $750
  ∑        Contains hematoxylin or kinyoun stained smear with representative organisms of:
        A full description of the diagnostic morphological features demonstrated on each slide is provided.

 

Entamoeba hist/dispar

hematoxylin

 

Trichomonas hominis

hematoxylin

Entamoeba hartmanni

hematoxylin

 

Enteromonas hominis

hematoxylin

Entamoeba coli

hematoxylin

 

Blastocystis hominis

hematoxylin

Entamoeba polecki

hematoxylin

 

White blood cells

hematoxylin

Iodamoeba bŁtschlii

hematoxylin

 

Cryptosporidium parvum

Kinyoun

Endolimax nana

hematoxylin

 

Isospora belli

Kinyoun

Dientamoeba fragilis

hematoxylin

 

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Kinyoun

Giardia lamblia

hematoxylin

 

Microsporidium sp

Trichrome

 

N.B. Shipping costs are added if courier account is not available.

 

 

 

 

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