SNAP Giardia Test

Find and treat more Giardia cases

Efficiently comply with Companion Animal Parasite Council recommendations to test symptomatic dogs and cats with a combination of direct smear, faecal flotation with centrifugation, and a sensitive, specific faecal ELISA.

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Disease

Diagnose Giardia infections in canine and feline patients

Giardia

Use the SNAP Giardia Test to identify the presence of Giardia in dogs and cats as an adjunct to a faecal flotation. The SNAP Giardia Test is the first USDA-approved in-house rapid assay for the detection of soluble Giardia antigen. It has been shown to find up to three times more Giardia-positive animals than using traditional microscope methods.1

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends testing symptomatic (intermittently or consistently diarrheic) dogs and cats with a combination of direct smear, faecal flotation with centrifugation, and a sensitive, specific faecal ELISA optimised for use in companion animals.2

Accuracy

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The IDEXX SNAP Giardia Test provides sensitive and specific detection of Giardia antigen in dogs

 

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References:

  1. Groat R, Monn M, Flynn L, Curato J. Survey of clinic practices and testing for diagnosis of Giardia infections in dogs and cats. Poster presented at: 21st Annual ACVIM Forum, June 4–8, 2003; Charlotte, NC.
  2. Companion Animal Parasite Council. CAPC Recommendations: Giardia. www.capcvet.org/recommendations/giardia.html. Accessed August, 7, 2014.