Cryptosporidium antigen

This is an important test used to help diagnose infection with cryptosporidium.

1 tests included
2 days turnaround



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.


What's tested

Cryptosporidium Antigen

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



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. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



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.