TABLE 1.

Specificity testinga

Organism
Bacterial pathogens
    Aeromonas hydrophila
    Clostridium difficile
    Escherichia coli O157:H7
    Plesiomonas shigelloides
    Salmonella group B
    Shigella flexneri
    Yersinia enterocolitica
Toxin producers
    Clostridium perfringens
    Staphylococcus aureus
Mycobacteria and fungi
    Aspergillus fumigatus
    Aspergillus nidulans
    Candida albicans
    Mycobacterium avium
    Mycobacterium kansasii
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Parasites
    Cryptosporidium parvum (purified Iowa strain from calf feces)
    Enterocytozoon bieneusi (n = 5 in feces)
    Giardia lamblia (in feces)
Enteric bacterial flora
    Arcanobacterium pyogenes
    Bacteroides distasonis
    Bacteroides fragilis
    Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron
    Bacteroides vulgatus
    Bifidobacterium odontolyticus
    Citrobacter freundii
    Clostridium ramosum
    Enterobacter cloacae
    Enterococcus faecalis
    Escherichia coli
    Escherichia hermanii
    Escherichia vulneris
    Eubacterium lentum
    Fusobacterium nucleatum
    Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Lactobacillus sp.
    Proteus mirabilis
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Staphylococcus epidermidis
    Viridans group streptococci
  • a Genomic DNA from the listed organisms was tested for cross-reactivity in the Encephalitozoon LC PCR assay (n = 1 unless otherwise specified). A total of 74 fecal specimens were negative for microsporidia.