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FASTest Giardia Strip

Qualitative Detection Of Giardia duodenalis Antigens

Test applicable to: Small Animals, Companion Animals and Farm Animals
Sample: Faeces

FASTest GIARDIA Strip is based on the latest rapid immunochromatographic technique. It contains two unique monoclonal antibodies. One of these monoclonal antibodies is bonded to latex particles; the second is immobilized in the test zone of the strip. If the stool sample extract contains Giardia antigen, these will form an antigen-antibody complex with the latex particles.

Giardia duodenalis (syn. G. lamblia or G. intestinalis) is a protozoan parasite commonly inhabiting the upper intestinal tract of dogs, cats and a wide range of other animals including humans. Unlike some other products, FASTest Giardia detects both the active disease (trophozoite) and the carrier state (cyst).

Clinical Signs Of Giardia In Young Animals

Giardia tends to cause signs mainly in young animals e.g. dogs and cats aged between 6 weeks to 3 months. Asymptomatic carriers are possible. Giardia is a protozoan capable of infecting humans as well as other animal species e.g. Bovine, Feline and Canine. Giardia duodenalis exists in two different morphological stages: an asexual, intestinal growth form called a `trophozoite’ and an encystment form called an `oocyst’. Infection is achieved via oral ingestion of faeces or contaminated water.

FASTest Giardia Product Information

You may also be interested in the Crypto-Giardia test kit follow this link

Why is it important to test for Giardia?

Giardia is highly infectious and is transmitted by direct contact
(only five to seven cysts are enough to cause the infection)

  • Contaminated food
  • Contaminated water
  • Contaminated objects
  • Grooming and vectors such as flies

What are the symptoms of Giardia?

Clinical signs of Giardia infection are typically acute or chronic diarrhoea, loss of appetite and/or growth retardation. Individuals most at risk are less than 1 year old, immunosuppressed or malnourished. Prevalence rates can be as high as 10% in the normal population of dogs and cats and much higher in young animals (30% higher), particularly those with diarrhoea. The clinical diagnosis of Giardiasis is therefore difficult and needs to be supported by reliable laboratory tests such as FASTest GIARDIA.

Thus Giardia should be high on the list of differential diagnoses when a young dog or cat is presented with the above clinical signs.

 

Advantages of FASTest Giardia Strip

  • Store at Room Temperature – Tests instantly available for use
  • Long Shelf Life – typically 18 months
  • Detects trophozoite and cyst antigen
  • Small 10 test kits available
  • Large Lab-Pack size available
  • Simple, fast 2-step procedure
  • Results in 5 minutes
  • Proven R.I.C. technology
  • Competitively priced
  • Available Direct or from your Wholesaler

 

Fastest Giardia Instructions For Use

FASTest Giardia Strip Instructions For Use

Cat NoDescriptionPrice
850FASTest Giardia Strip x 10 Tests £66.00 (ex VAT)
8525 FASTest Giardia Strip x 25 Tests £125.00 (ex VAT)

COVID-19 Update

As the impact of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is being felt around the world, the well-being of our employees and their families is of the highest importance to us.

By putting the safety of our employees first, we have reduced our on-site staff to a minimum and we will endeavour to maintain our business operations to the highest standard possible.

We are carefully monitoring and following official guidance from the UK Government, Public Health England, WHO and CDC guidelines and in line with these; we are currently operating business as usual.

We are monitoring our stock levels on a daily basis ensuring a fair distribution of our products. We are fully committed to maintaining the supply of products during these unprecedented times.

From Monday 30th March, we will be open for orders from Monday through to Thursday and closing on Fridays:

Friday Closure:  For any technical queries, orders or enquiries please do one of the following:
• Email: info@vetlabsupplies.co.uk.
• Fax: 01798 874787
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We will endeavour to contact you on Friday and Monday if it is non-urgent.

If you require any further information, please contact Vetlab Supplies Ltd Customer Services on 01798 874567 or email info@vetlabsupplies.co.uk.

Thank you to all our customers and suppliers for their support during these temporary measures.

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