Diagnostic tests for liver flukes
Dr. Xue-nian Xu’s group at the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases has developed the Cs1 rapid diagnostic immunochromatographic test strip for screening to find human patients infected with Chloriorciasis (Chinese liver fluke). Chinese liver fluke parasites reside in undercooked, smoked pickled and salted freshwater fish and infect humans who eat the fish. Dr Xu’s group is also developing a kit for the direct detection of the antigen of Chinese liver fluke. This kit might be able to detect liver fluke in uncooked fish. Dr. Xu is interested in collaborating with groups around these liver fluke diagnostic tests.