Fecal Cryptosporidium parvum antigen ELISA Kit

Description

This ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit is intended for the qualitative detection of Cryptosporidium parvum antigen in feces. The assay is a useful tool in the diagnosis of active Cryptosporidium parvum infection in acute or chronic diarrhea.

This ELISA kit is for in-vitro diagnostic use.

Background

Cryptosporidiosis is one of the main causes of persistent diarrhea in the developed world. It is caused by the presence of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in the gastrointestinal tract. This parasite is known to be highly pathogenic and its infectious stage is transmitted by fecal-oral contact. It is also an opportunistic pathogen found in immunocompromised patients.

The symptoms of cryptosporidiosis are watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, weight loss, nausea, and fever. In industrialized countries, 2-2.5% of diarrhea-hospitalized patients shed C. parvum oocysts. 10% of AIDS pateints have chronic cryptosporidiosis and this figure can be as high as 40% in certain developing countries. C. parvum is a diagnosed by either Ziehl-Neelsen stain or immunofluorescence in smears of unconcentrated specimens.

 

Specifications

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KT-839

Cryptosporidium parvum antigen

Human

Sandwich ELISA

96 tests

Colorimetric

2 hours

Stool

100 µL

2-8 °C

For in-vitro diagnostic use.