Parasites Observed in Urine Sediments: A Rare but Convincing Truth

Forman Erwin Siagian *

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aim: To reveal the urgency to understand and augment the recognizance of the possibility existence of parasitic materials on cytological evaluation of urine.

Discussion: Urine is always contemplated as an ideal diagnostic specimen due to its direct and easiness to collect that surely non-invasive. Three common parasites that can be found in urine are Trichomonas vaginalis, Schistosoma hematobium and microfilaria of Wuchereria bancrofti. Other parasites and parasitic ova may also be seen in urinary sediments as a result of fecal or vaginal contamination. Urine Parasitological analysis embraces a wide expansive areas of tests, which comprise an assortment of physico-macroscopic analysis, microscopic analysis on cells and Parasite-bacterial appearance, parasite and microbe cultures, chemical tests, and even can be extended up to molecular identification. Importantly, from urine samples, a confirmed Parasitological diagnosis (and also Microbiology and other kind of disease) can be made through definite tests.

Conclusion: In the context of allegation of parasite as an etiological agent, thorough morphological detection via careful sediment microscopic analysis helps in making early and correct diagnosis in most cases.

Keywords: Noninvasive, macroscopic, microscopic, cells, parasite, bacteria, cultures

How to Cite

Siagian , F. E. (2023). Parasites Observed in Urine Sediments: A Rare but Convincing Truth. Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases, 14(4), 39–48.


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