Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum antigen by co-agglutination test and ELISA
AbstractConfirmation of the presence of Cryptosporidium in environmental samples is laborious, costly and often difficult. We report here a simple and economic slide agglutination test [co-agglutination test] for detecting cryptosporidial antigen in stool, serum and water. The results show that as a screening method co-agglutination is clearly superior to enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA] and modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining, although ELISA is more accurate. The co-agglutination test is recommended for application as a new tool for detecting cryptosporidial antigen in large-scale epidemiological surveys
Michel, M.Y., Khalifa, A.M. & Ibrahim, I.R. (2000). Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum antigen by co-agglutination test and ELISA. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118944
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (5-6), 898-907, 2000
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