African Journal of Parasitology Research

African Journal of Parasitology Research  ISSN 2343-6549 Vol. 4 (6), pp. 227-233, June, 2017. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of diagnostic performances of parasitological stool examinations performed in public sector medical laboratories of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)

Konaté A1*, Kiki-Barro PCM1, Kassi KF1,3, Djohan V1, Angora KE1, Bosson-Vanga H1, Doukouré CY1, Yavo W1 and Menan EIH1,3

1Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Zoology, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, BPV 34, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

2Laboratory of Parasitology and Mycology, Yopougon Teaching Hospital, 21 BP 632  Abidjan 21, Côte d'Ivoire.

3Laboratory of Parasitology and Mycology, Center for Diagnosis and Research on AIDS and  other infectious diseases, 01 BPV 13, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

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Accepted 08 June, 2017


Parasitological stool examinations allows to identify intestinal parasites in order to achieve a better management. Their importance implies the need to ensure high reliability and to seek perfection in their performance. We therefore carried out this study in order to update data on the diagnostic performance of public sector medical laboratories of Abidjan with regard to the research and identification of helminths and protozoa contained in stools. Our study was led from April to November 2011. Each participating laboratory received a survey sheet for the collection of information and two suspensions of stools to be analyzed. Our results showed a participation rate of 78.4 %. The responsibility for laboratories was entrusted to technicians and engineers in 62.1 % of cases. The written operating procedures were absent in 34.5 % of cases. We obtained for a correct identification estimated at 10.3 % and 89.7 % respectively for samples No.1 and No.2. Strongyloides Stercoralis and Entamoeba coli were the most recognized (69%). Confusion was noted between the various species of parasites in both suspensions. This study shows the importance of the application of existing texts on quality, in particular on the external quality assessment which must be compulsory at the national level.

Keywords: Quality control, intestinal parasites, medical laboratory.