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
|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)