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Journal of Parasitology Research
Volume 2014, Article ID 213745, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/213745
Research Article

Evaluation of an Immunoassay-Based Algorithm for Screening and Identification of Giardia and Cryptosporidium Antigens in Human Faecal Specimens from Saudi Arabia

1Department of Medical Parasitology, National Liver Institute, Menoufia University, Shebin-El Koum 32513, Menoufia, Egypt
2Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Applied Medical Science, Taif University, Taif 2425, Saudi Arabia

Received 25 October 2013; Revised 4 December 2013; Accepted 15 December 2013; Published 29 January 2014

Academic Editor: Alvin A. Gajadhar

Copyright © 2014 Yousry Hawash. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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