TABLE 1.

Selection of cultivation conditions and media for luminal parasitesa

OrganismXenic culture (media)Monoxenic culture (media)Axenic culture (media)
Entamoeba histolytica✓ (LE, Robinson's, TYSGM-9)✓ (TYI-S-33, YI-S, LYI-S-2)✓ (TYI-S-33, YI-S, LYI-S-2)
Giardia intestinalis××✓ (TYI-S-33, YI-S)
Trichomonas vaginalis××✓ (TYI-S-33, YI-S)
Dientamoeba fragilis✓ (LE, Robinson's)××
Blastocystis hominis✓ (LE, Robinson's, TYSGM-9)×✓ (LE, IMDM)
Balantidium coli✓ (LE, Robinson's)✓ (LE, Robinson's)×
  • a Symbols: ✓, cultivation method is recommended; ×, cultivation method is either not possible or not recommended.