FASTest CRYPTO Strip - Cryptosporidium
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FASTest CRYPTO Strip - Cryptosporidium

CRYPTO Strip

Test applicable to - Dog, Cat, Cattle, Hedgehogs, Guinea Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Pigs & Reptiles

Sample: Faeces
 

Crypto Strip Test Principle

The FASTest CRYPTO Strip contains two unique monoclonal antibodies. Positive faeces samples contain Cryptosporidosis parvum surface antigens (SA) as well as all of its vegetative cycle forms. These antigens will react in the conjugate pad area with mobile monoclonal Anti-Cryptosporidosis parvum-Antibodies (Anti Cryptosporidosis parvum.-mAb) which are bound to red latex particles. Migrating along the nitrocellulose membrane these specific antigen-antibody-complexes are bound from fixed Anti-Cryptosporidosis parvum-mAb at the Test zone producing a more or less red Test line. This Anti-Cryptosporidosis parvum-mAb guarantees a high level of specificity for the aetiologic detection of Cryptosporidosis parvum.

The Correct Test Procedure

The correct test procedure is provided by the occurrence of an intense blue Control line at the Control zone. The intensity/width of the test line depends on the concentration of Cryptosporidosis parvum surface antigens in the test sample volume. Therefore, FASTest CRYPTO Strip does not depend on the presence of intact Cryptosporidisim parvum oocysts or its other vegetative forms.

FASTest CRYPTO strip is a valuable on-site tool for the diagnosis and treatment of Cryptosporidiosis in a wide range of animals.

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Why is it important to test for Cryptosporidium?

Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium parvum) is an important protozoan disease causing diarrhoea in many domestic animals and synanthropic species e.g. hedgehogs and reptiles, as well as humans (zoonosis).

Cryptosporidium parvum most commonly causes problems in calves and, together with Rotovirus and Coronavirus, is responsible for neonatal diarrhoea which can lead to economic losses.

Cryptosporidium parvum has also been reported in dogs (particularly young dogs less than 6 months old), cats, hedgehogs and exotics – especially those which are under stress or immuno-compromised.

What are the symptoms of Cryptosporidium?

Clinical signs are diarrhoea (which may appear watery and loose)

  1. Depression
  2. Colic
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Weight loss

 

Advantages of FASTest CRYPTO Strip

  • Store at Room Temperature - Tests instantly available for use
  • Long Shelf Life - typically 18 months
  • Small 5 test kit available
  • Simple, fast 2-step procedure
  • Proven R.I.C. technology
  • Results in 5 minutes
  • Competitively priced
Cat NoDescriptionPrice
870FASTest CRYPTO Strip x 10 Tests£55.00 (ex VAT)