Traditional laboratory or in-clinic floatation methods of faecal egg identification and counting rely on analysis of the sample by a trained technician using a microscope. It is a time-consuming manual method which relies on human interpretation of the sample and is fraught with variation of results between users. OvaCyte™ brings a high level of standardisation to the process through automation and accurate identification utilising our cloud based artificial intelligence algorithms. Our sample prep and analysis are also tightly standardised to remove any variability or errors. A very short attentive time to prep the sample is all that is needed, and the rest of the process is automated, freeing up time for the user to perform other tasks in the clinic while the automated analysis proceeds and produces a result in a very short space of time.
The parasite egg recovery and retention process used exclusively by Telenostic utilizes a proprietary consumable cassette that creates a novel geometric surface tension egg recovery (STER) for flotation, retention, and concentration of the parasite eggs and oocysts.
This concentration of parasite eggs allows the OvaCyte™ automated mircoscope to capture up to 186 images from one sample, scanning for the parasite eggs and then referencing the identified parasite egg images against a gold standard digital parasitology reference library in the cloud, and then using Artificial Intelligence via neural network image recognition software to identify and quantify the parasitic infection or negative result in the sample tested.
The revolutionary egg recovery and retention process allows for an accurate parasite detection to be automated and for targeted treatment decisions to be made quickly, to prevent infection from spreading. In this way, Telenostic is helping to improve the health of food producing and companion animals around the world.
OvaCyte™ has the ability to identify both helminth eggs as well as oocysts from certain protozoa. Helminth eggs identified include both nematode and cestode eggs.