TABLE 3.

Detection of E. bieneusi spores in human stool

Detection by first PCRNo. of samples with result
All samples (n = 35)Detection by MAb 2G4a,b
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Positive by first PCR51112
Negative by PCR300000
  • a Spores were counted in 10 microscopic fields at a magnification of ×400.

  • b +, 40 to 100 spores; ++, 101 to 400 spores; +++, 401 to 1,000 spores; ++++, >1,000 spores.