This report was prepared by the Working Group on Waterborne Cryptosporidiosis (Technical Task Force E, Developmental Status of Environmental Sampling, Water Testing, and Surrogate Indicators).
Methods for detecting Cryptosporidium oocysts in water have centered around microscopic examination of fluorescent antibody-stained concentrates from large-volume water samples.
The limitations of these antibody-based methods include the need for experienced analysts, lengthy analytical time, expense, lack of specificity, erratic efficiency, low precision, and difficulty in determining viability.
A number of methods, assays, and procedures that have the potential for ameliorating some of these limitations are currently being evaluated.
How successful such processes will be remains to be demonstrated by the scientific community.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Méthode étude, Détection, Eau potable, Contrôle qualité, Qualité eau, Oocyste, Etude générale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Investigation method, Detection, Drinking water, Quality control, Water quality, Oocyst, General study
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Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 10/04/1997.