SNAP Giardia Test

Find and treat more Giardia  cases

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Efficiently comply with Companion Animal Parasite Council recommendations to test symptomatic dogs and cats with a combination of direct smear, fecal flotation with centrifugation, and a sensitive, specific fecal ELISA.

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Diagnose Giardia infections in canine and feline patients


Use the SNAP Giardia Test to identify the presence of Giardia in dogs and cats as an adjunct to a fecal flotation. The SNAP Giardia Test is the first USDA-approved in-house rapid assay for the detection of Giardia-solution antigen. It has been shown to find up to three times more Giardia-positive animals than using traditional microscope methods.1

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends testing symptomatic (intermittently or consistently diarrheic) dogs and cats with a combination of direct smear, fecal flotation with centrifugation, and a sensitive, specific fecal ELISA optimized for use in companion animals.2

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†U.S. only. Program dates are January 1, 2017–December 31, 2017. The following SNAP tests are not included in this promotion: SNAP® Bile Acids, Cortisol, Total T4, and T4 tests. Shelters, universities, and corporate accounts are not eligible to participate in this program. The SNAP Up The Savings™ 2017 discount is already included in pricing for customers enrolled in special pricing programs.


  1. Groat R, Monn M, Flynn L, Curato J. Survey of clinic practices and testing for diagnosis of Giardia infections in dogs and cats. Poster presented at: 21st Annual ACVIM Forum, June 4–8, 2003; Charlotte, NC.
  2. Companion Animal Parasite Council. CAPC Recommendations: Giardia. Accessed August, 7, 2014.