Cryptosporidium Parasite Test
About this test
Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Both the parasite and the disease are commonly known as “Crypto.”
There are many species of Cryptosporidium that infect animals, some of which also infect humans. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very tolerant to chlorine disinfection.
While this parasite can be spread in several different ways, water (drinking water and recreational water) is the most common way to spread the parasite.
** Please collect sample via the swab supplied. **
IQ Birdtesting diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis is made by examination of stool samples and are examined microscopically using acid-fast staining technique.