ELIstain Paratest

Staining and concentration of parasitic elements in stools.

ELIstain Paratest is an efficient system for direct determination and concentration of helminths and protozoa in human stools

  • No filtration step for a high parasite recovery
  • Optimal concentration (small pellet) for an improved determination
  • Unique staining solution (ELIstain Para-Color solution) for a fast and improved differentiation
  • Biological validation of each batch for a high reproducibility


Reference Name Quantity
66702 ELIstain Paratest 100 tests
66704 ELIstain Para-Color 100 tests


ELIstain paratest parasites stool


Intended Use

Parasitisme is a type of interactions between species and is the most common way of life. Parasites are living organism that needs other organism to survive and will benefits at the expense of their host. Usually they show a high degree of specialization and their life-stages need more than one host. In order to give an accurate diagnosis of parasitic infection, many elements have to be considered: macroscopic and microscopic examination, clinical manifestations, patient examination, geographical considerations, laboratory tests results (eg. blood hypereosinophilia)… ELIstain Paratest will allow direct determination, Bailenger concentration and staining of two families of parasites (protozoa and helminthes). These parasites are located in the digestive tract or in the liver bile ducts/ blood vessels and have intestine as exit route.


Entamoeba histolytica stained with Kop-Color solution

Entamoeba histolytica stained with Para-Color solution

The ELIstain Paratest allows performing two tests: direct determination and staining or Bailenger concentration of parasitic elements in stools and staining.

A unique staining solution (Para-Color solution) is included in the kit. This solution uses a differential staining process in order to improve detection and differentiation of parasitic elements: Parasitic elements are stained in yellow/ yellow-orange/ brownish-yellow on a more or less dark blue background. The contrast allows a fast and improved differentiation of helminths and protozoa.



Reagents and material

Quantity Description
1 R1: Description: vial of 4.5 mL of Para-Color solution
3 R2: Description: vial of 750 mL of pH5 aceto-acetate buffer
100 TUBE – 30 mL: Description: conical tubes of 30 mL
100 TUBE – 10 mL: Description: conical tubes of 10 mL

Material required but not supplied

  • Automatic pipette(s)
  • Haemolysis tubes
  • Physiological saline
  • Ether or ethyl acetate
  • Vortex
  • Pasteur pipettes
  • Slides + cover-glass for microscopy
  • Microscope
  • Centrifuge
  • Contaminated waste container

Stability and storage

  • The reagents are ready-to-use.
  • All the reagents are stored at 18-25°C.
  • Do not freeze.
  • If protected from light and in their original, open reagents are stable until the expiry date indicated on the box.


Manufacturer: ELITech Microbio.
Product(s) intended for healthcare professionals.
Read the instructions on the label and/or instructions for use of the product(s).

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