A loop-mediated isothermal ampliﬁcation (LAMP) assay was evaluated for the detection of Theileria annulata infection in cattle. The results were compared with a real-time PCR used for the quantiﬁcation of T. annulata parasitaemia. One hundred bovine blood samples from 16 cattle farms were tested with LAMP and real-time PCR, with T. annulata DNA being detected in 66% and 67% of the samples, respec- tively. The results showed that the LAMP assay detects a parasitaemia as low as 0.00025%, indicating ahigh analytical sensitivity of LAMP for clinical diagnosis of bovine theileriosis.
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- Molecular diagnostics
- Real-time PCR
- Theileria annulata
- Bovine theileriosis