0 Items
Select Page

Giardia

Giardia lamblia is an anaerobic, flagellated eukaryotic protozoan and member of the Hexamitidae family of protozoa. Giardia lamblia infects and colonises the small intestine of humans and mammals, causing a globally-common diarrheal disease, known as giardiasis.

The Native Antigen Company offers Giardia monoclonal antibodies for use in immunoassay development.

Giardia Background

Giardia lamblia exists in two forms, as a dormant cyst that infects the small intestine and as a trophozoite – a vegetative form that excysts from the cyst. Trophozoites replicate within the intestine causing the symptoms associated with giardiasis. Both cysts and trophozoites are present in contaminated faeces, but trophozoites do not survive for long periods in the environment. G. lamblia cysts are found in soil and water, and on surfaces contaminated by faeces from an infected individual. Giardiasis infection in humans occurs by transmission of dormant G. lamblia cysts via the faecal oral route or through ingestion of contaminated food and water (CDC).

Giardia Antibodies

Our Giardia-specific antibodies are specific to the trophozoite protein of Giardia lamblia. Our Giardia antibodies do not cross react with Campylobacter spp., Clostridium difficile, Cryptosporidium parvum, Entamoeba histolytica, Escherichia coli, Helicobacter pylori, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., Shigella spp. or Staphylococcus aureus.

We also have two monoclonal antibodies available, which may be used as pairs in immunoassay development.

Questions?

Check out our FAQ section for answers to the most frequently asked questions about our website and company.

Achieving Diagnostic Specificity with Dengue Envelope Domain III

In this blog, we discuss the structure and function of Flavivirus Envelope protein, its ability to elicit a broad range of antibody responses, and present our new range of Dengue virus Envelope DIII proteins for diagnostic and vaccine development.Envelope Protein: A...

Coronaviruses: The Next Disease X?

For much of their known history, the coronaviruses were regarded as relatively benign pathogens with little potential to cause human harm. However, the emergence of SARS and MERS in recent decades has brought coronaviruses into the global spotlight. In this blog we...

Legionella Click Chemistry

In this blog, we introduce our new set of click chemistry reagents for the specific visualisation of Legionella and describe their applications for basic research. Legionella Legionella are a genus of pathogenic gram-negative bacteria found in freshwater and aerated...

Eradicating Malaria: The Role of Diagnostics

Malaria has been a major health threat throughout human history and is still a leading cause of death in many tropical and subtropical countries around the globe. Thanks to renewed efforts over the past two decades, malaria prevalence has reduced by half, making...

The Immune Evasion Strategies of Lassa Fever Virus

In this blog, we outline the molecular pathogenesis of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever and introduce our extended range of Lassa Fever virus antigens and antibodies.Viral haemorrhagic fevers Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHF) are a diverse group of viral illnesses that...

Get in Touch

We sometimes send exclusive information and offers to our customers - please let us know if you are happy to receive these

15 + 8 =

Live Customer Feedback

Join our mailing list

* indicates required