The GiaInt dtec-qPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for Giardia intestinalis detection by using qPCR. Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia) is a flagellated protozoan parasite, belonging to the Hexamitidae family. It colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing giardiasis. Infection usually occurs through ingestion of G. intestinalis cysts in water (including both unfiltered drinking-water and recreational waters) or food contaminated by the faeces of infected humans or animals. Many infections are asymptomatic, when occurs are mainly intestinal, characterized by chronic diarrhoea abdominal cramps, bloating, fatigue and weight loss. G. intestinalis infects humans, but it is also one of the most common parasites infecting cats, dogs and birds. Mammalian hosts also include cattle, beavers, deer, and sheep.
Kit Content and Prices
GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only
All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format
GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices