PLEASE NOTE: due to Royal Mail strikes, sample deliveries will be disrupted so please avoid sending samples during or just before published strike dates. Any urgent samples must be sent via Special Delivery as standard post will not be delivered over the strike dates. Orders will be dispatched as normal but may be subject to delays. Full details of planned disruption are on the Royal Mail website. Many thanks for your understanding.

Cryptosporidium Test

£30.00 inc.VAT

The test checks for cryptosporidium antigens in cats and dogs. The sample must comprise faeces from a single animal, as pooling is not suitable for this test. The test is undertaken by specialist and experienced analysts utilising immunochromatographic methods in our state of the art, purpose built laboratory.

This test has a use by date of at least 4 weeks from point of order and it must be returned to the lab on or any time before the use by date.  This test should not be run within 3 weeks of completing treatment.

Free after test advice is available with all of our tests.  Order before 3pm Monday-Friday for free same day dispatch.

Please note this screen is only available for dogs and cats.

Further information

Cryptosporidium is a microscopic protozoan parasite that causes the gastrointestinal disease cryptosporidiosis that can infect animals and humans (zoonosis). 

Please note this test is a specific screen which is only suitable for dogs and cats.  As it is an advanced screen which works to detect the dog or cat’s specific immune response to the infection, it will not work for other animal or humans.

Typical symptoms in animals may include diarrhoea, vomiting, weight loss and loss of appetite.

This screen is for dogs and cats only for the detection of cryptosporidium parvum antigens. The testing procedure adopted within our lab identifies antigens rather than oocysts as this is a more accurate measure than looking for cysts using microscopy methods as the oocysts have a very short, fragile lifecycle and are shed intermittently. Statistically, no test can ever be claimed to be 100% for sensitivity however, based on research undertaken by an external board, compared to other brands of antigen tests and testing methods, the test adopted by is incredibly accurate (for specificity and sensitivity); which is why we have chosen to adopt this method as our standard practice.

There is a ‘use by date’ on each kit which MUST be adhered to.  The use by date will always be a minimum of 4 weeks from date of order.  Unfortunately, no refunds can be given for late submission or unused tests however please contact the office to discuss options if this occurs.

If undertaking a retest post treatment, we recommend waiting at least 3 weeks before retesting following completion of the course of treatment.  Please consider the timescales and use-by dates when ordering a kit.

This kit has been designed to provide ultimate sample protection during transit, whilst also minimising our environmental impact as far as practically possible.  The kit includes:

  • 1 recyclable padded envelope, made with 60% recycled material
  • 1 blue paper laboratory request form and instruction sheet with use by date
  • 1 recyclable, labelled sample collection box in a resealable write-on panelled bag
  • 1 biodegradable second sealable bag
  • 1 biodegradable natural wood sampling spoon

How does it work?

1. Choose and
order your kit

Select the screens you would like to run for your animal and we will post you a collection kit

2. Send us a
sample for testing

Collect your animals faecal sample and post it to us for testing in our laboratory

3. Receive your
results via email

Free Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) aftercare is available where required.

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Cryptosporidium Test