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Parasite infections

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Disease information

Parasites are eukaryotic organisms that live and derive their nutrition from their hosts. They vary in terms of their structures and life cycles and range from simple unicellular organisms (protozoa) to complex worm structures (helminths). Symptoms in parasitic infections are mainly dependent upon the causative organism. However, these infections are rarely life-threatening since these parasites are dependent upon the host’s well being for their own survival. These usually result in long standing and chronic conditions and emergency diagnostics are not required except for suspected acute malaria.

Diagnostic Guidelines

Diagnosis of parasitic infections is carried out using different direct and indirect methods. Since the parasites have complex life cycles and varying structural forms, more than one method is usually required to increase the overall diagnostic sensitivity and accuracy.

Parasite infections products

The individual product regulatory statements may vary, please refer to the instructions for use for more information.

wdt_ID Method Parameter Substrate Species/ Antigen
166 ELISA Trypanosoma cruzi antigen-coated
microplate wells
recombinant fusion protein of
antigen epitopes from Trypanosoma cruzi
167 IFA antibodies against Leishmania donovani
IgA positive control
168 IFA antibodies against Leishmania donovani
IgG positive control
169 IFA Leishmania donovani
170 IFA Leishmania donovani
negative control
171 ELISA Plasmodium antigen-coated
microplate wells
optimized mixture of rec. antigens
from 5 human pathogeneous species
172 ELISA Strongyloides antigen-coated
microplate wells
native antigens from
Strongyloides larvae
173 IFA antibodies against Schistosoma mansoni
IgG positive control
174 IFA antibodies against Schistosoma mansoni
IgM positive control
175 IFA Schistosoma mansoni
negative control
176 IFA Schistosoma
mansoni, adult
177 ELISA Schistosoma antigen-coated
microplate wells
soluble egg-protein, purifiied
from Schistosoma mansoni eggs
"soluble egg antigen"
178 ELISA Schistosoma
incl. IgG/RF absorbent
microplate wells
purified antigen from adult
Schistosoma mansoni "adult worm antigen"
179 ELISA Toxocara antigen-coated
microplate wells
180 IFA antibodies against Echinococcus granulosus
IgG positive control
181 IFA Echinococcus granulosus
negative control
182 IFA Echinococcus
183 ELISA Echinococcus antigen-coated
microplate wells
native Echinococcus
multilocularis antigen EmVF
184 WESTERNBLOT antibodies against Echinococcus
IgG positive control
Westernblot Echinococcus multilocularis
and Echinococcus granulosus
186 IFA antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii
IgG positive control
187 IFA antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii
IgM positive control
188 IFA high-avid antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii
IgG positive control
189 IFA low-avid antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii
IgG positive control
190 IFA Toxoplasma gondii
negative control
Method Parameter Substrate Species/ Antigen
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