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dc.contributorAl Saeed, A.T.EN
dc.contributorIssa, S.H.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:09:19Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:09:19Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/04/16_4_2010_0362_0364.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117876
dc.description362-364EN
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study in Iraq was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of a commercial ELISA test for detection of Giardia lamblia antigen in stool. Of 84 stool samples from children in Duhok governorate, 42 were positive and 42 negative for G. lamblia or other parasites by direct and indirect microscopic examination. The sensitivity of the ELISA test for detection of G. lamblia versus microscopy was 76.4% and the specificity was 100%. We recommend using ELISA in epidemiological surveys in Iraq and to confirm the diagnosis in patients with typical clinical symptoms of giardiasis but negative results by direct microscopyEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectGiardiasisEN
dc.subjectAntigens, ProtozoanEN
dc.subjectEnzyme-Linked Immunosorbent AssayEN
dc.subjectSensitivity and SpecificityEN
dc.subjectFecesEN
dc.subject.meshGiardia lambliaEN
dc.titleDetection of Giardia lamblia antigen in stool specimens using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assayEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎4)‎, 362-364, 2010


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