The GIARDIA/CRYPTOSPORIDIUM QUIK CHEK™ test is a rapid membrane enzyme immunoassay for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of Giardia cyst antigen and Cryptosporidium oocyst antigen in a single test device.
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This is not completely characterized, because I have not seen all stages. I am piecing it together. The original cyst is contained within macrophages, become loose after cells lyse, then start to differentiate. They produce spores, and ultimately develop into sporozoites, assumed by presents of cysts which died before full formation occurred. So, I have seen the sporozoites, which die before hachting of cysts, and I have never seen the full actions of cyst development. This is because under glass, and microscope, there is a small window of time to observe before disintegration and death result.
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