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Laboratory Diagnosis of Cyclospora Infection

Published: September 2013

Hot Topic Q&A is an opportunity for viewers to submit questions to the Hot Topic presenter. The opportunity to submit questions for this topic is now closed.

The following questions were submitted by viewers and answered by the presenters, Jon Rosenblatt, MD, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at Mayo Clinic and Consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, College of Medicine, Consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology, and Director of the Initial Processing and Media Laboratory and the Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Questions are presented as submitted (unedited).

  1. Will antigen detection kits for Cryptosporida detect Cyclospora?

    No. The cryptosporidium kits will not detect Cyclospora.