IFA for Giardia and Cryptosporidium spp.

The use of an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) has been recognized as an excellent test for the concurrent detection of Giardiaspp. and Cryptosporidium spp. in both canine and feline fecal samples. Immunofluorescence uses fluorescently labeled antibodies directed against specific antigens of those protozoal organisms to differentiate them from other fecal matter.

Sample submission

For these tests we will require approximately 1 gram of fresh feces. Samples should be refrigerated shortly after collection and shipped overnight cooled with ice packs (please contact us concerning our shipping program).