giardia and cryptosporidium

Dr. M. Bennett molvet at
Tue Aug 9 08:12:06 EST 1994

Claire.Jarmey©Swan (JarmeySwan at wrote:

: I'm looking for any novel techniques for detecting these protozoa. must be 
: quick , efficient, cost-effective

For Cryptosporidium try the Safranin-methylene blue method  -  its cheap, 
very easy (even I can do it) and specific.  For detailed step-by-step
protocols see:

Baxby et al 1984, Journal of Hygiene (Cambs) 93, 317.

Good luck

Malcolm Bennett
Vet. Clin. Sci.
University of Liverpool, UK.

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