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Development and Preliminary Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Procedure for Sensitive Detection of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Fecal and Water Samples

Author:
Karanis, Panagiotis, Thekisoe, Oriel, Kiouptsi, Klytaimnistra, Ongerth, Jerry, Igarashi, Ikuo, Inoue, Noborou
Source:
Applied and environmental microbiology 2007 v.73 no.17 pp. 5660-5662
ISSN:
0099-2240
Subject:
Cryptosporidium, epidemiological studies, feces, oocysts
Abstract:
A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) procedure for the detection of Cryptosporidium in environmental and fecal samples was developed and evaluated. This is the first demonstration of LAMP applied to detection of CRYPTOSPORIDIUM: Due to its specificity and simplicity, the method could become a useful diagnostic tool for epidemiologic studies of Cryptosporidium presence.
Agid:
474005