Further evaluation of an updated PCR assay for the detection of Schistosoma mansoni DNA in human stool samples.

@article{Gomes2009FurtherEO,
  title={Further evaluation of an updated PCR assay for the detection of Schistosoma mansoni DNA in human stool samples.},
  author={Luciana Gomes and Let{\'i}cia Helena dos Santos Marques and Martin Johannes Enk and Paulo M. Coelho and Ana Rabello},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 8},
  pages={1194-6}
}
A previously reported sensitive PCR assay for the detection of Schistosoma mansoni DNA was updated and evaluated. Changes in the DNA extraction method, including the use of a worldwide available commercial kit and the inclusion of additional quality control measures, increased the robustness of the test, as confirmed by the analysis of 67 faecal samples from an endemic area in Brazil. The PCR assay is at hand as a proven, reliable diagnostic test for the control of schistosomiasis in specific… CONTINUE READING

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