Encephalitozoon cuniculi is a parasite that causes encephalitozoonosis in animals and humans. Rabbits and rodents may be infected with EC, resulting in chronic disease. Infection can persist for a long time without clinical signs.
To avoid misleading experimental results, laboratory animals should be tested before use. Note that the disease can occur sporadically, and is apparently unrelated to the age or sex of the animals. Clinical signs include stunted growth and signs of central nervous damage due to granulomatous encephalitis and nephritis. Other diseases can, however, give rise to the same neurological symptoms, which can make correct diagnosis difficult.
Medicago's Carbon Immuno Assay is a quick (5-minute) and easy test to screen populations of rabbits and guinea pigs for encephaliotozoonosis, or to verify a putative clinical diagnosis of E. cuniculi infection. Sera from some other animal species and humans can also be tested.
The kit contains reagents and controls necessary to perform 100 CIA determinations.
- Complete ready-to-use kit
- Fast 5-minute test
- Detection of antibodies against Encephalitozoon cuniculi in rabbits
- Carbon Immuno Assay (CIA) procedure using EC whole-cell antigen and carbon suspension
Directions for use
The product is a ready-to-use suspension. Use lab coat, gloves and goggles and handle with care to avoid stains from the carbon suspension.
Shipping and storage
The product is shipped at room temperature and is stable for 12 months from manufacture at 2°C to 8°C.
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