Evaluation of rapid antigen point-of-care tests for detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium species in human fecal specimens

Juliana Minak, Mamun Kabir, Iqbal Mahmud, Yue Liu, Lei Liu, Rashidul Haque, William A. Petri*

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Abstract

In Bangladesh, a new parasite rapid antigen test was investigated demonstrating accuracy and feasibility. For Giardia species, it had a sensitivity and specificity of 94% and 100%, respectively. For Cryptosporidium species, it had a sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 100%, respectively. These are higher than or equal to the sensitivities and specificities of other tests on the market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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