Human Anti-Giardia lamblia IgM ELISA Kit


This ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit is intended for the quantitative detection of anti-Giardia lamblia IgG antibody in serum or plasma. This assay is a useful tool in for detecting Giardia lamblia infections in acute or chronic gastroenteritis.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.


Catalog no. KTR-847
Target Giardia lamblia IgM
Species Human
Method Sandwich ELISA
Tests Per Kit 96 tests
Detection Colorimetric
Sensitivity / LLOD 1 U / mL
Dynamic Range 0 - 100 U / mL
Total Incubation Time 1 hour 45 min
Sample Type Serum or plasma
Sample Volume 10 µL
Storage Temperature 2-8 °C


Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by Giardia lamblia after ingestion of Giardia cysts. Once a person has been infected by Giardia, the parasite lives in the intestine and is passed in stool; one bowel movement can release millions of these parasites. Giardia is found in soil, food, water, or surfaces that have been contaminated with the feces from infected humans or animals. Because the parasite is protected by an outer shell, it can survive outside of the body for long periods of time.

Giardia lamblia has become one of the most widespread causes of chronic diarrhea globally. An infection can cause a variety of intestinal symptoms, either acute or chronic, which include diarrhea, gas or flatulence, greasy stools that tend to float, stomach cramps, upset stomach, and nausea. Some people with giardiasis have no symptoms at all. Giardia cysts are still shed in these asymptomatic cases.
Recent studies have found that about 86% of infected patients develop serum antibody against Giardia lamblia. Determination of human anti-giardia antibody may contribute to the aid of clinical diagnosis and understanding of immune responses for each individual.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.