The RIDASCREEN® Cryptosporidium is an enzyme immunoassay for the qualitative determination of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis in human stool samples.
Cryptosporidiosis is a protozoan infection caused by the Cryptosporidium genus. This parasite is found widespread in animals, and it has significant presence as a pathogenic microorganism in domestic animals, calves in particular. The infection may pass from an animal to the human through contaminated water, but it is also contagious on personal contact with a patient. In the past, the method most often used to diagnose cryptosporidiosis was microscopic determination of oocysts in the stool and/or microscopic examination of small intestinal bioptates, which required the availability of experienced personnel.
- allows simultaneous examination for both of these pathogens
- requires no personnel specifically trained in parasitology
- is not dependent on finding intact cysts or trophozoites
- RIDASCREEN® Control – (Negative Control)
- RIDASCREEN® Diluent 1
- RIDASCREEN® Substrate
- RIDASCREEN® Stop
- RIDASCREEN® Wash buffer 10x
|Test format||Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 removable wells each)|
|Incubation time||60 min|
|Sensitivity||92 % (compared to microscopy)|
96 % (compared to PCR)
|Specificity||95 % (compared to microscopy)|
100 % (compared to PCR)
we have started to provide the documents for our products in an electronic format. These are the Instructions for Use (IFU), the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the Certificate of Analysis (CoA). For batches placed on the market after 01 January 2023, you can find our documents on the eIFU portal eifu.r-biopharm.com.