Electrochemical method for detecting water born pathogens
by Fritsch, Ingrid; Beitle, Jr, Robert R.; Aguilar, Zoraida P.
A novel surface immobilization electrochemical assay that allows for rapid, accurate and highly sensitive detection of microorganisms and biological molecules is described. Known surface immobilization methods are utilized to bind an analyte to a surface. A binding material with a covalently attached electroactive complex generates electrical current in the presence of analyte. An electrode is used to detect the current that is directly related to the concentration of analyte. The invention is especially suitable for detection of Cryptosporidium parvum.
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