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Investigation into the cause of low recovery of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts

Project Number # 1044

Investigation into the cause of low recovery of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts

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The project objectives were to:

  • Summarised the current literature understanding of factors able to reduce Cryptosporidium and/or Giardia recovery from water samples.
  • Examined a pooled dataset of Cryptosporidium and Giardia recovery data from several Australian laboratories for correlation of low recovery with other available sample parameters.
  • Reported on parameters correlated with low recovery, and recommend potential approaches to overcome and/or predict low recovery in water samples.