Dientamoeba fragilis is a one-cell flagellate parasite found in the gastrointestinal tract of some humans, pigs and gorillas. In some people, D. fragilis infection may remain asymptomatic, but generally causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms. It is a major cause of traveler’s diarrhea, chronic diarrhea, abdominal cramping and loss of appetite. Dientamoeba fragilis was recently considered to be more prevalent than Giardia, thus leading to better diagnostics.
G-DiaFragTM is a trusted and easy-to-use molecular diagnostic CE-IVD kit designed to qualitatively detect Dientamoeba fragilis in biological samples (stool) collected from patients showing symptoms related to this pathogen using real-time PCR.