The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) has expanded its options for testing for Cryptosporidium and now offers a Cryptosporidium sp. real-time PCR assay for the detection of Cryptosporidium in fecal samples. This obligate, intracellular coccidian protozoa (parasite) is associated with gastrointestinal upset (e.g. cramping, diarrhea, watery stools, etc.) in a variety of animal species. This assay detects the organism and is more sensitive than traditional tests (e.g. FA or fecal float).
TEST: Cryptosporidium qPCR
SPECIMEN: 1.0 g feces or 1-2 mL intestine or intestinal contents
TURNAROUND: Performed in College Station Tuesday – Friday, with results within 1-4 business days.
Thank you for your continued use of TVMDL for your diagnostic needs. A full list of TVMDL’s test offering are available online at tvmdl.tamu.edu, and laboratory experts are available to answer any questions. Call the College Station Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at 979.845.3414.