Detection kits for water testing are available as combined antibody kits for the simultaneous detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium or as individual antibody kits for the detection of single parasite stages, genera, or species.
All kits are available as "Reagent-Only Kits”, offered in two dilution formats, 1x and 20x. The 1X (R-1X) kit includes 3.5 mL of a working dilution of the reagent that yields approximately 75 tests on a well slide; the 20X (R-20X) kit provides 1.0 mL of a 20x-concentrated solution,which yields approximately 400 tests on a well slide.
The Giardia and Cryptosporidium detection kits are also available as "Comprehensive Kits" (K) which include 3.5 mL reagent antibody, 3.5 mL BlockOut™ Counterstain, 3.5 mL No-Fade™ Mounting Medium, 400 uL 5000X concentrated DAPI, 1.0 mL Positive Control, 50 mL 1X SureRinse™ Wash Buffer, and 1 box of 2-well SuperStick™ Slides.
A variety of fluorochromes are available in the detection kits. Fluorescein and Cy3 are standard labels, but several AlexaFluor fluorochromes, AMCA, Cy5, TAMRA, and Rphycoerythrin are also available. Biotin labeling is available for use in biotin-streptavidin methodology.
We can also supply a range of parasite suspensions (either live or inactivated by gamma irradiation). A full catalogue of these products can be downloaded here