Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
07 June 2005
Oxoid Limited has now extended its wide range of diagnostic tests to include products for the detection of significant intestinal parasites, namely Giardia species, Cryptosporidium species and Entamoeba histolytica.
The ProSpect® ELISA range of assays for the direct detection of these enteric pathogens from faecal specimens is now available from Oxoid. The range includes assays for Cryptosporidium (product code: 2454024), Giardia (product code: 2458024), Entamoeba histolytica (product code: 2456048), and a Cryptosporidium/Giardia dual assay (product code: 2458496).With excellent sensitivity and specificity, the tests are not dependent on the presence of live organisms but detect antigen produced by the parasites within the gut. The simple and convenient method can be completed within 2 hours. Each assay in the ProSpect® range (including bacteriology and virology products) uses the same procedure and reagents, allowing several strips for different pathogens to be set up and run simultaneously. All incubations are at room temperature and results can be read visually or spectrophotometrically.
In addition, Oxoid offers the Xpect® range of rapid lateral flow tests for the direct detection of Cryptosporidium and Giardia from faecal specimens – Xpect® Giardia (product code: 2450020), Xpect® Cryptosporidium (product code: 2451020) and Xpect® Giardia/Cryptosporidium (dual assay, product code: 2450520). With results in just 15 minute, the speed, accuracy and ease-of-use of the Xpect® range allows even the smallest laboratory to offer parasitology testing and is ideal for STAT testing in larger laboratories.For further information about the parasitology products that are available from Oxoid in your area, please contact Val Kane, telephone +44 1256 841144, fax +44 1256 329728, email email@example.com.