Evaluation of a rapid point-of-care fecal antigen detection test for Entamoeba histolytica.

@article{Korpe2012EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a rapid point-of-care fecal antigen detection test for Entamoeba histolytica.},
  author={Poonum S Korpe and Blake R Stott and Forida Nazib and Mamun Kabir and Rashidul Haque and Joel F. Herbein and William A Petri},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={980-1}
}
Amebiasis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. A reliable point-of-care test would help to improve diagnosis and early treatment. We evaluated a novel rapid fecal antigen detection test for E. histolytica (E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK; TechLab, Inc., Blacksburg, VA), in a cohort of children in Bangladesh where amebiasis is endemic. This point-of-care test had a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 100% when compared with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay antigen… CONTINUE READING

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