False-positive laboratory tests for Cryptosporidium involving an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay--United States, November 1997-March 1998.

@article{1999FalsepositiveLT,
  title={False-positive laboratory tests for Cryptosporidium involving an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay--United States, November 1997-March 1998.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={4-8}
}
  • Published 1999 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
From November 1997 through March 1998, the number of positive tests for Cryptosporidium increased in several locations in the United States. Several laboratories (e.g., the New York state laboratory and the Medical Science Laboratories in Wisconsin) retested original stool specimens and could not confirm the original positive test result. Following reports to the manufacturer by the Massachusetts, New York, and Wisconsin state health departments about possibly inaccurate test results, Alexon… CONTINUE READING