Infections with parasites are very common in tropical climate regions where the most common example of such an infection is malaria. In non-tropical areas, the most typical diseases caused by parasites are trichomoniasis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, amebiasis and toxoplasmosis.
Parasitic infections are caused by three types of organisms: protozoa, helminths and ectoparasites. Infections with protozoa can occur by, for instance, drinking water containing the protozoa organisms’ cells or though food that was undercooked. Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Entamoeba histolytica and Dientamoeba fragilis are the most important diarrhea-causing protozoa.
Due to the ease of spread, fast and reliable diagnosis of a parasitic infection at an early stage is crucial for an effective therapy. Immunoassays and molecular diagnostics enable detection and differentiation of parasitic infections sooner than traditional methods, such a microscopy.
Innovative diagnostic solutions for parasitology
R-Biopharm offers various technologies for parasitology that meet the diagnostic and organizational needs of small to large laboratories, including:
- Rapid tests in the form of a cassette or a dipstick – a straightforward, fast and sensitive method for detection of viral antigens in small sets of samples
- Real-time PCR test kits suitable for different open-platform cyclers
- Enzyme immunoassays validated for automation platforms
You may choose from different diagnostic systems to test for a variety of parasites including Entamoeba, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. To enable fast detection of multiple parasites by real-time PCR we also offer RIDA®GENE Parasitic Stool Panels.
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