The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the CORIS Giardia-Strip test (CORIS Bioconcept, Gembloux, Belgium) as a rapid initial method for the routine diagnosis of giardiasis. Compared to a commercial ELISA-coproantigen test (ProSpect Giardia-ELISA-microplate assay; Remel, Lenexa, KS, USA), the commercial strip test had a sensitivity of 58%, a specificity of 99%, a positive predictive value of 93% and a negative predictive value of 93% (n=158). These results are comparable to those obtained using microscopy of direct wet-mounted stool. Since the CORIS Giardia-Strip test is simpler to perform, it can replace direct wet-mounted stool microscopy for the rapid diagnosis of giardiasis; however, its sensitivity is inferior to that of other immunochromatographic antigen detection tests and fresh stool samples are required for its use. Nevertheless, the results suggest that a positive CORIS Giardia-Strip test outcome does not need confirmation, while samples with negative results should be re-examined using another, more sensitive, test.