AccuSpike™-IR is designed for percent recovery determination with matrix (environmental) and reagent water samples by US EPA Methods 1622 and 1623. Each 1.5 mL polypropylene vial contains a count, by flow-cytometry cell sorting, of 100 each of Giardia lamblia cysts and Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts. The organisms are suspended in 0.75 mL of reagent grade water with 0.01% Tween 20, and have been inactivated and preserved by gamma irradiation. The internal structures of the cysts and oocysts are intact and easily identified, and the cells are fully reactive with antibody-coated immunomagnetic particles, fluorescent antibodies and DAPI. Although they are non-infectious, as proven by animal inoculation experiments, proper procedure and personal protective equipment is recommended as per Method 1623.
AccuSpike™-IR is available in quantities of 3, 6, and 12 vials. The vials are shipped in compact, crush-resistant, plastic clamshell boxes.
Catalog Number Kit Description
PACIR3 Box containing 3 vials.
PACIR6 Box containing 6 vials.
PACIR12 Box containing 12 vials.
- 3, 6, or 12 vials containing Giardia cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts
- 1 - 2 microtube(s) containing 2.0 mL or 4.0 mL EluMax™ Elution Buffer
- 1 tube opener