Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica are three of the principal protozoo groups which cause gastro-intestinal infections.
• Cryptosporidiosis is a protozoal infection caused by Cryptosporidium parvum in human. Typically, is an acute short-term infection but can become severe and non-resolving in children and immunocompromised individuals such as aids patients. It is may also be asymptomatic. In tropical developing countries, the parasite is often endemic and causes diarrhoea epidemics among children. With immunocompetent patients, the disease manifests itself as self-healing gastroenteritis.
• Giardiasis in human is caused by the protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia. This organism is implicated in 25% of the cases of gastrointestinal disease and may be present asymptomatically. Giardia lamblia has become an important cause of chronic diarrhoeas, particularly with the problems in travel medicine.
• Entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite responsible for the dysentery and amebiasis. It is the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans after malaria and schistosomiasis, and is estimated to be responsible for between 50,000 and 100,000 deaths every year. The disease may manifest itself as an acute, chronic or as an asymptomatic infection.
Traditionally, diagnosis is made by microscopic examination and require experienced technician.
So it is suitable to develop an alternative method, quick and simply to use that does not require the presence of intact organisms (cysts or trophozoites) in the stool sample and detects the three different parasites in a simple measure.
MonlabTest Kit can help you!!
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At Monlab we are pleased to present our new one step immunochromatographic test for the simultaneous qualitative detection of Rotavirus, Adenovirus and Norovirus (GI, GII) in human stool samples.
Our rapid test is based on the immunological capture of colored microparticles as they pass through a membrane with specific monoclonal antibodies against Rotavirus, Adenovirus and Norovirus (GI, GII), in four separate lines.
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