Simultaneous detection of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum (oo)cysts in soil using immunomagnetic separation and direct fluorescent antibody staining Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract An improved approach for simultaneous detection of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia (oo) cysts in soil is described. Recoveries> 70% were obtained for concentrations> 55 and 21 (oo) cysts g− 1 for C. parvum and G. lamblia, respectively. The limits of detection were determined to be< 5 (oo) cysts g− 1 soil.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013