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MERIFLUOR® Cryptosporidium/Giardia
MERIFLUOR<sup>®</sup> <i>Cryptosporidium/Giardia</i>

DFA for the detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts.
Rapid, single-test detection of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in stool samples. More sensitive than traditional staining methods and commercial EIA procedures. Simple one-step procedure produces results in 30 minutes.

Product Details
Meridian Catalogue #: 250050
Kit Size 50 Determinations
Shelf Life from date of manufacture 18 Months
Storage Requirements 2°-8° C
Specimen Type Stool
Assay Format DFA
CE Marked Yes
Sensitivity (Crypto) [vs. DFA]: 100%

(Crypto) [vs. acid fast stain]: 97%

(Giardia) [vs. DFA]: 100%

(Giardia) [vs. acid fast stain]: 100%
Specificity (Crypto) [vs. DFA]: 100%

(Crypto) [vs. acid fast stain]: 94%

(Giardia) [vs. DFA]: 100%

(Giardia) [vs. acid fast stain]: 100%
Hazardous Toxic – Dimethylformamide
Country of Origin USA
Available Within/Outside USA Yes
Suggested CPT Code C 87272; G 87269
Weight
Results Interpretation Control Reactions
1. Cryptosporidium oocysts are round to slightly oval. The oocyst wall will stain bright apple green.
2. Giardia cysts are oval-shaped organisms. The cyst will stain bright apple green.
3. Background material should counterstain dull orange to red.
4. The negative control well should not exhibit apple-green fluorescence of characteristic cyst or oocyst morphology.
5. Some background coloration may sometimes result as an artifact of slide preparation.

Patient Specimens
1. Cryptosporidium positive test results: Any stool specimen exhibiting one or more oocyst with an apple-green color and characteristic morphology should be considered positive for the presence of Cryptosporidium.
2. Giardia positive test results: Any stool specimen exhibiting one or more cysts with an apple-green color and characteristic morphology should be considered positive for the presence of Giardia.
3. Negative test result: A stool specimen with no apple-green fluorescence should be considered negative for the presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts.
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