Fecal Dx antigen testing
Detect parasite infections even before eggs are present
By testing for antigens rather than relying on the presence of eggs, you can detect earlier for hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm.
And coming soon—flea tapeworm.
Find what the microscope misses with Fecal Dx
- Identify infections prior to eggs being shed.
- Avoid false-negative results caused by intermittent shedding of eggs.
- Detect worms even if eggs are not present in the fecal specimen.
See how early detection works.
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Help protect pets and families like never before
Detecting infections sooner helps you treat effectively, reducing the risk of infection to other pets and family members.7
Discover more intestinal parasite infections
With Fecal Dx antigen testing, find parasite infections the microscope misses.
Get diagnostic support
From infection to presentation: learn how to diagnose hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm earlier.
Talk with your clients
Help your pet owners be proactive about regular parasite screening. Get resources to increase client compliance and reduce the spread of infection.
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- Elsemore D, Beall M, Bezold T, et al. Detection of Dipylidium caninum coproantigen in experimental and natural infections [AAVP Abstract 23]. Paper presented at: American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists 67th Annual Meeting; June 26, 2022; Snowbird, UT
- Elsemore DA, Geng J, Flynn L, Cruthers L, Lucio-Forster A, Bowman DD. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for coproantigen detection of Trichuris vulpis in dogs. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014;26(3):404–411.
- Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA.
- Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA: Aggregate detection of hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections.
- Elsemore DA, Geng J, Cote J, Hanna R, Lucio-Forster A, Bowman DD. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for coproantigen detection of Ancylostoma caninum and Toxocara canis in dogs and Toxocara cati in cats. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2017;29(5):645–653. doi:10.1177/1040638717706098
- Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA. Preliminary data on positive rate for Dipylidium caninum is approximately 6%.
- CAPC guidelines: controlling internal and external parasites in U.S. dogs and cats. Pets & Parasites website. www.petsandparasites.org/resources/capc-guidelines. Accessed July 25, 2022.