Evaluation of a modified semi-automated immunomagnetic separation technique for the detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in human faeces

G. Robinson, J. Watkins, R. M. Chalmers

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Volume75
Issue number1
Early online date14 May 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sept 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cryptosporidium
  • immunomagnetic separation
  • human faeces
  • analytical sensitivity

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