Giardia and Cryptosporidium

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TECHLAB manufactures diagnostics for Giardia and Cryptosporidium.

Rapid Test

GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM QUIK CHEK

The GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM QUIK CHEK™ test is a rapid membrane enzyme immunoassay for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of Giardia cyst antigen and Cryptosporidium oocyst antigen in a single test device.

It is intended for use with human fecal specimens from patients with gastrointestinal symptoms to aid in the diagnosis of Giardia and/or Cryptosporidium gastrointestinal infection.

  • Differentiates Giardia and Cryptosporidium
  • Patented and patent pending technology

Results should be considered in conjunction with the patient history.

Results indicators

  • A vertical dotted blue line under the “C” portion of the Reaction Window confirms that the test is working properly and the results are valid.
  • Giardia reaction: A vertical blue line on the right side (Giar) of the Reaction Window indicates a positive test.
  • Cryptosporidium reactionA vertical blue line on the left side (Cryp) of the Reaction Window indicates a positive test.

Documentation

GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM QUIK CHEK™ Poster Presentations and Publications

  1. Evaluation of Rapid Antigen Point-of-Care Tests for Detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium Species in Human Fecal Specimens
    Minak, Kabir, Mahmud, Liu, Liu, Haque, Petri Jr.; Journal of Clinical Microbiology, January 2012, 50:1,154-156
  2. Diagnosis of Giardia and Cryptosporidium Enteric Infections with a New Point-of-Care Rapid Assay
    Haque, Cacciola, Siddique, Petri, Jr., Herbein; American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 2011, Philadelphia, PA
  3. Evaluation of a New Rapid Diagnostic Test for the Detection of Giardia spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. in Human Fecal Specimens
    Cacciola, Garcia, Herbein; American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 2011, Philadelphia, PA
  4. Evaluation of Rapid Antigen Point-of-Care Tests for the Detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Human Fecal Specimens
    Minak, Kabir, Mahmud, Liu, Liu, Haque, Petri, Jr.; Infectious Diseases Society of America, October 2011, Boston, MA

Microassay Plates

GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CHEK ®

The GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CHEK® test is an enzyme immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Giardia cyst and Cryptosporidium oocyst antigen in human fecal specimens.

It is indicated for use as an aid in the diagnosis of patients with diarrhea suspected of Giardia and/or Cryptosporidium gastrointestinal infections.

Documentation

GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CHEK® Poster Presentations

  1. Detection of Giardia spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. Antigen in Human Fecal Specimens using the GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CHEK® ELISA
    American Society for Microbiology meeting, May 2006, Orlando, FL
  2. Evaluation of GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CHEK®, a new ELISA for the Detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Human Fecal Specimens
    American Society for Microbiology meeting, May 2006, Orlando, FL
  3. Evaluation of GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM CHEK® A New Diagnostic Test for the Detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Feces
    American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygene meeting, December 2005, Washington, D.C.

GIARDIA II™

The GIARDIA II™ test is a second generation monoclonal antibody-based ELISA for the rapid detection of Giardia lamblia cyst antigen in fecal specimens. The test serves as an in vitro diagnostic aid for giardiasis.

  • Specific for Giardia lamblia
  • High correlation with IFA-confirmed microscopy

Documentation

GIARDIA II TMPoster Presentations and Publications

  1. TechLab and Alexon Giardia Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Kits Detect Cyst Wall Protein 1
    Journal of Clinical Microbiology, March 1999
  2. EVALUATION OF GIARDIA II – A Fecal Diagnostic ELISA for the Detection of Human GiardiaInfection
    American Society for Microbiology meeting, June 2005, Atlanta, GA
  3. Evaluation of a New Direct ELISA, the GIARDIA II Test, for the Detection of Giardia lambliaAntigen in Fecal Specimens
    American Society for Microbiology meeting, May 2003, Washington DC

CRYPTOSPORIDIUM II™

The CRYPTOSPORIDIUM II™ test is a second generation monoclonal antibody-based ELISA for the rapid detection of Cryptosporidium oocyst antigen in fecal specimens.

It serves as an in vitro diagnostic aid in the diagnosis of patients with diarrhea suspected of Cryptosporidium gastrointestinal infection.

  • Specific for Cryptosporidium oocyst antigen
  • High correlation with IFA-confirmed microscopy

Documentation

CRYPTOSPORIDIUM IITM Poster Presentations 

  1. Detection of Cryptosporidium spp. Antigen in Human Fecal Specimens using the CRYPTOSPORIDIUM II ELISA
    ASTMH 55th Annual Meeting, November 2006, Atlanta, GA

TRI-COMBO PARASITE SCREEN

The TRI-COMBO PARASITE SCREEN test is an enzyme immunoassay for the simultaneous qualitative detection of Giardia spp., Cryptosporidium spp., and/or E. histolytica antigen in human fecal specimens.

The test is indicated for use as a screen for fecal specimens from patients with gastrointestinal illness including dysentery to aid in the diagnosis of enteric infection resulting from giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis or amebiasis.

The TRI-COMBO PARASITE SCREEN test serves as a screen to rule out negative specimens and reduce the number of specimens that require additional follow-up testing. The test uses monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to cell-surface antigens of Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and E. histolytica.

  • Ideal screening test for the three most common parasitic causes of diarrhea

Documentation

 

TRI-COMBO PARASITE SCREEN Poster Presentations and Publications

  1. Multisite Performance Evaluation of an Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay for Detection ofGiardiaCryptosporidium, and Entamoeba histolytica Antigens in Human Stool
    Christy NC, Hencke JD, Escueta-De Cadiz A, Nazib F, von Thien H, Yagita K, Ligaba S, Haque R, Nozaki T, Tannich E, Herbein JF, Petri WA Jr. J, Clin Microbiol May 2012 50(5):1762-3. Epub 2012 Feb 29
  2. Diagnosis of Multiple Enteric Protozoan Infections by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay in the Guatemalan Highlands
    den Hartog J, Rosenbaum L, Wood Z, Burt D, Petri WA Jr. Am J, Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jan;88(1):167-71. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0142. Epub 2012 Nov 26
  3. Assessment of a New Parasitology Screening Diagnostic ELISA for the Detection of Antigens of Giardia spp., Cryptosporidium spp., and Entamoeba histolytica in Fecal Specimens
    American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 2011, Philadelphia, PA
  4. Evaluation of a Diagnostic Screening ELISA for the Detection of Giardia spp., Cryptosporidium spp. and E. histolytica in Human Fecal Specimen
    American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 2011, Philadelphia, PA
  5. Simultaneous Detection of Entamoeba histolyticaCryptosporidium spp., and Giardia lamblia in Fecal Samples Using a Single Enzyme Immunoassay
    Infectious Diseases Society of America, October 2008, Washington, DC