testing for crypto

Captive care and husbandry discussions.

Moderator: Scott Waters

Post Reply
Kfen
Posts: 400
Joined: June 17th, 2010, 4:51 am
Location: CT

testing for crypto

Post by Kfen » May 12th, 2014, 10:24 am

Just wanted to share my experience in having fecals tested for crypto. I initially paid about $150 for a single test from a vet. After looking around online, I found a place that does it for $24.50. It is called Avian Biotech and they are out of Florida (I think they also have a lab in the UK under the name Animal Genetics). It couldn't have been easier. Call them up or go on their website and they will send you test kits for free. Put some stool in baggie and send it back. They don't really advertise that they do it for reptiles, but they do. Their form you have to fill out doesn't even include crypto as one of their tests, you have to write it in.
The hardest part was figuring out you have to shut off your antivirus software to get on their webpage.
www.avianbiotech.com/

User avatar
justinm
Posts: 3423
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 4:26 am
Location: Illinois
Contact:

Re: testing for crypto

Post by justinm » May 13th, 2014, 8:13 am

Thanks for the tip. Years ago I lost some very nice and expensive animals to this. It's horrible and my vet at the time couldn't diagnose until necropsy.

User avatar
Nshepard
Posts: 377
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 11:08 am

Re: testing for crypto

Post by Nshepard » May 13th, 2014, 11:54 pm

Kfen wrote:Just wanted to share my experience in having fecals tested for crypto. I initially paid about $150 for a single test from a vet. After looking around online, I found a place that does it for $24.50. It is called Avian Biotech and they are out of Florida (I think they also have a lab in the UK under the name Animal Genetics). It couldn't have been easier. Call them up or go on their website and they will send you test kits for free. Put some stool in baggie and send it back. They don't really advertise that they do it for reptiles, but they do. Their form you have to fill out doesn't even include crypto as one of their tests, you have to write it in.
The hardest part was figuring out you have to shut off your antivirus software to get on their webpage.
http://www.avianbiotech.com/
Are you sure they test for lizard / snake Cryto? Which is much different than Avian Cryto. Could give false positives and negatives.

User avatar
Kelly Mc
Posts: 4327
Joined: October 18th, 2011, 12:03 pm

Re: testing for crypto

Post by Kelly Mc » May 14th, 2014, 11:10 am

They do :thumb: Good looking out though.. :)


Awesome resource

Kfen
Posts: 400
Joined: June 17th, 2010, 4:51 am
Location: CT

Re: testing for crypto

Post by Kfen » May 14th, 2014, 12:56 pm

Kelly beat me too it, but yes, I confirmed it over the phone.

Post Reply