Routine diagnosis of Cryptosporidium infection relies on the oocyst as the diagnostic target. To improve analytical sensitivity, we modified and evaluated an immunomagnetic separation procedure for Cryptosporidium oocysts applicable to formed, liquid or mucoid human faeces. The analytical sensitivity of the method is < 5 oocysts per gram, regardless of stool consistency.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Microbiological Methods|
|Early online date||14 May 2008|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Sept 2008|
- immunomagnetic separation
- human faeces
- analytical sensitivity