The Snap® Giardia Test Kit detects soluble Giardia antigens in cats and dogs with just one fecal sample. Because it detects soluble antigen, the sensitivity of the Snap® Giardia Test is much higher than microscopic techniques catching missed Giardia-positive animals up to three times as often as traditional methods. It's easy to use with no preparation time. Gives accurate results in just eight minutes. For veterinary use only. No returns on test kits.
15 conjugate/swabs. Each conjugate/swab contains 0.7 ml of anti-Giardia:peroxidase conjugate solution (contains Gentamicin and Kathon as a preservative)
15 Snap® Devices
Reagents contained in each device:
Wash Solution, 0.4 ml (15 with 15 tests)
Substrate Solution, 0.6 ml (15 with 15 tests)
Snap® devices and test reagents must be stored at 2-8°C (35-46°F) until the expiration date.
All components must be at room temperature 18-25°C (64°-77°F) before running the test. Do not heat.
Canine or feline feces can be used fresh, previously frozen, or stored at 2-8°C (35-46°F) for up to seven days.
Samples must be at room temperature 18-25°C (64°-77°F) before beginning test procedure.
The collection swab is not intended to be used rectally.
Precautions and Warnings
Use a separate Snap® device and conjugate/swab device for each test. Do not reuse kit components.
Infectious Giardia cysts may be shed in feces and remain viable for long periods. Handle all samples as if capable of transmitting infection.
Properly dispose of contaminated materials and disinfect work areas.
The bioactive spots on the Snap® device are dyed for quality control purposes. This dye washes out during the test and does not interfere with the test result or interpretation.
The Snap® device must be in a horizontal position on a flat surface while the test is performed.
Do not use a Snap® device that has been activated prior to the addition of a sample.
Do not expose the Snap® device to extreme light after activation.
Do not mix components from kits with different lot numbers.
Do not use components past their expiration dates.
1. Pull off the tube that covers the conjugate/swab device and coat the entire swab tip with a thin layer of fecal material. Replace the tube over the swab.
2. Break the plastic valve stem inside the reagent bulb by bending the assembly back-and-forth at the neck. Holding the device swab-tip-down, squeeze and release the bulb three times to pass the conjugate solution in the bulb to the swab tip.
3. Place the Snap® device on a flat surface. Remove the tube from the conjugate/swab device. Using the swab/bulb as a pipette, dispense five drops of the sample/conjugate solution into the sample well of the Snap® device, being careful not to splash the contents outside of the sample well.
The sample will flow across the result window, reaching the activation circle in approximately 30-60 seconds. Some sample may remain in the sample well.
When the sample FIRST appears in activation circle, push the activator button firmly until it is flush with the device body.
Note: Some samples may not flow to the activation circle within 60 seconds and, therefore, the circle may not turn color. In this case, press the activator button after the sample has flowed across the result window.
4. Wait 8 minutes, then read the test result.
Note: The positive control spot color may develop sooner, but test results are not complete until 8 minutes.
Interpreting the Test Results
To determine the test result, read the reaction spots in the result window and compare the color intensity of the sample spot to that of the negative control spot.
The result is negative for a sample spot, if:
There is no color on the sample spot and the negative control spot
color on the sample spot is equal to the color on the negative control spot.
Color on the Giardia sample spot is darker than color on the negative control spot.
Note: Some positive results may have only light color intensity on the sample spot.
The negative control spot serves as a safeguard against false-positives. Color development on the positive control spot indicates the test reagents are functional and helps indicate that the assay has been run properly.
If the positive control spot does not develop color, the result is invalid. Repeat the test.
If color on the negative control spot is darker than color on the sample spot, the test is invalid. Repeat the test.
Canine and felines only.