Fecal Cryptosporidium parvum antigen ELISA Kit


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.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.


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.


Catalog no. KTR-839
Target Cryptosporidium parvum antigen
Species Human
Method Sandwich ELISA
Tests Per Kit 96 tests
Detection Colorimetric
Total Incubation Time 2 hours
Sample Type Stool
Sample Volume 100 µL
Storage Temperature 2-8 °C
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.