TABLE 2.

Comparison of microscopic examination of modified acid-fast-stained fecal smears and multiplex E. histolytica-G. lamblia-C. parvum real-time PCR for detection of Cryptosporidium infection in an immunocompromised child with complaints of diarrhea

Date of stool collection (day-mo-yr)Microscopy resultMultiplex real-time PCR
ResultCt value
31-5-2002
12-9-2002+32.7
17-9-2002+28.0
10-2-2003++26.8
18-2-2003++27.9
10-4-2003+37.1
29-4-2003++31.2
13-5-2003++27.8