Comparison of diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of seven Cryptosporidium assays used in the UK.

@article{Chalmers2011ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of seven Cryptosporidium assays used in the UK.},
  author={Rachel Mary Chalmers and Brian M Campbell and Nigel D Crouch and Andre Charlett and Angharad Puw Davies},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 Pt 11},
  pages={1598-604}
}
To compare the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of seven Cryptosporidium diagnostic assays used in the UK, results from 259 stool samples from patients with acute gastrointestinal symptoms were compared against a nominated gold standard (real-time PCR and oocyst detection). Of the 152 'true positives', 80 were Cryptosporidium hominis, 68 Cryptosporidium parvum, two Cryptosporidium felis, one Cryptosporidium ubiquitum and one Cryptosporidium meleagridis. The Cryptosporidium spp. diagnostic… CONTINUE READING