Cryptosporidium Reference Unit

Scientific Lead: Rachel Chalmers

  • Differential diagnosis and confirmation of referred isolates of Cryptosporidium
  • Specialist testing for the detection of Cryptosporidium in immunocompromised patients at high risk
  • Typing of referred isolates to support outbreak/cluster investigations and for epidemiological surveillance
  • Evaluation of new laboratory methods for Cryptosporidium
  • Provision of positive control and training materials
  • Consultation advice on diagnostic methods and management of cryptosporidiosis
  • Advice on the investigation, epidemiology, control and prevention of Cryptosporidium