Species: Feline, canine
Container: Sterile pottle
Collection protocol: Collect faecal sample either per rectum or once passed
Special handling/shipping requirements: Standard
General information about the disease:
The ELISA detects the generic GA 65 antigen released by the Giardia trophozoite when it encysts, rather than relying on the presence of the trophozoite or cyst.
General information about when this test is indicated:
In animals with non-responsive chronic diarrhoea
Comparison with other related tests: A dual test involving cryptosporidia as well. More sensitive than flotation techniques.