Pathology labs are utterly useless

Pathology labs are so utterly useless, it was quite disturbing to discover out how bad they are, repeatedly and in so many ways for so many types of tests. When I first got back from Africa convinced I had been successful infecting myself with hookworm, because of multiple rashes and a night of violent coughing, [...]

Why McMaster ova counts are largely worthless for detecting changes in helminth population

The Argument Against Egg Counts as an Indicator of Helminth Number Parasitology texts note that per day female hookworm and whipworm ova production varies from 2,000 to 20,000 total. For this reason alone any estimate based on an ova count must have a variance of x10. That is the answer can only be expressed as [...]

Why McMaster ova counts are largely worthless for detecting changes in helminth population

The Argument Against Egg Counts as an Indicator of Helminth Number Parasitology texts note that per day female hookworm and whipworm ova production varies from 2,000 to 20,000 total. For this reason alone any estimate based on an ova count must have a variance of x10. That is the answer can only be expressed as [...]