Age-stratified Bayesian analysis to estimate sensitivity and specificity of four diagnostic tests for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in neonatal calves.

@article{Waele2011AgestratifiedBA,
  title={Age-stratified Bayesian analysis to estimate sensitivity and specificity of four diagnostic tests for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in neonatal calves.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie De Waele and Marco Berzano and D. L. Berkvens and Niko Speybroeck and Colm Lowery and Grace M Mulcahy and Thomas M. Murphy},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={76-84}
}
There is no gold standard diagnostic test for the detection of bovine cryptosporidiosis. Infection is usually highest in 2-week-old calves, and these calves also excrete high numbers of oocysts. These factors may give rise to variations in the sensitivity and specificity of the various diagnostic tests used to detect infection in calves of various ages. An… CONTINUE READING