About Cryptosporidium antigen
What is cryptosporidium?
Cryptosporidium is a genus of parasitic protozoa which cause the gastrointestinal infection cryptosporidiosis. Cryptosporidium typically lives in raw water sources, so infection is commonly contracted through swimming in or drinking infected water. Infection does not always present with symptoms and often resolves itself after a short period, however, it can be fatal in individuals with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of cryptosporidiosis typically include watery diarrhoea, either with or without a persistent cough.
Why take the test?
This test screens for surface antigens of cryptosporidium in stool, several stool samples may be required for detection. It is used to diagnose infection with cryptosporidium.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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