Giardia lamblia Real-time PCR Test Kit can be used to detect Giardia lamblia nucleic acid in canine and feline anal swab sample, which is rapid, accurate and easy-to-operate. Sensitivity 100%, Specificity 100%.
Giardia lamblia is a flagellated parasitic microorganism of the genus Giardia that colonizes the small intestine, causing a diarrheal condition known as giardiasis. Giardia infections occur worldwide. It is the most commonly identified intestinal parasite in the United States and Canada among children in day-care centers, hikers, family members, and immunocompromised adults. About 20,000 cases per year in the United States are reported.
This kit uses fluorescence probe PCR (RT-PCR) method to detect the deserved gene of Giardia lamblia, which is helpful for diagnosis, monitoring and epidemiological investigation of Giardia lamblia.
Key facts of the Giardia lamblia Real-time PCR Test Kit
- Ready to use kits for the vet clinic
- No extraction required
- Result in 30min.
Giardia lamblia Real-time PCR Test Kit Components
|PCR reaction solution
|Exogenous Gene Control
|Kit user manual
What are Giardia lamblia？
Giardiasis is an intestinal infection in humans and animals caused by tiny protozoa. It is a simple, single-celled parasitic species, not a worm, bacterium or virus. This parasite occurs worldwide and is a common cause of "travelers' diarrhea" in people. Outdoor enthusiasts who accidentally drink contaminated water can develop "beaver fever," another name for giardiasis in humans.
There are two forms of the Giardia organism. A vulnerable form of feeding known as a trophozoite is present in the gut of infected animals. The hardy cystic form is shed in feces and can survive for months in the environment, especially in water and humidity.
Giardiasis may be an important cause of diarrhea in animals and humans. However, many cats become infected without showing clinical symptoms, or the diarrhea is considered "nonspecific". Giardia infection in cats is undoubtedly more common than recognized or diagnosed.
What are the clinical symptoms of giardiasis in cats?
Giardia infection in cats can cause acute diarrhea, weight loss, chronic intermittent diarrhea, and fatty stools. Infected cats often have excess mucus in their stools. Vomiting may occur in some cases.
These signs may persist for several weeks, and gradual weight loss may become apparent. Diarrhea may be intermittent. Most cats do not have a fever, but may be less active. The disease is usually not life-threatening, but may be more severe in kittens, older cats, and cats whose immune systems have been compromised by feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) or feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection or other serious illnesses. Many dogs and cats are asymptomatic carriers, never showing any signs of disease.