NEW - Neuro symptoms getting on your nerves? Try our canine neurological panel - 6 neurological pathogens from 1 CSF sample; or our feline neurological panel - 5 neurological pathogens from 1 CSF sample.

Oh baby! Try our canine breeding PCR panel - 3 canine sexually transmitted diseases tested from swabs or semen samples.

Respiratory symptoms got you breathless? Try our canine respiratory PCR panel - we test for 6 canine respiratory pathogens from throat, nasal and eye swabs.

...or maybe you need our feline respiratory PCR panel -- 6 feline respiratory pathogens from throat, nasal and eye swabs.

Diarrhea got you on the run? Try our canine diarrhea PCR panel -- 8 major diarrheagenic agents from 1 fecal specimen...
...OR our 9-pathogen feline diarrhea PCR panel.

Not feeling sanguine about bloodborne pathogens in cats? Try our feline bloodborne PCR panel -- 4 major bloodborne pathogens from 1 blood sample.

Ticks bugging you? Try our tickborne disease PCR panel -- 7 major tickborne pathogens from 1 blood sample.

Just plain sick and tired? Try our canine anemia PCR panel or our feline anemia PCR panel -- detect and differentiate multiple anemia pathogens from 1 blood sample.

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Zoologix performs canine and feline PCR tests for...

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Anaplasma platys

Aspergillus species

Aspergillus fumigatus

Babesia

Bartonella

Baylisascaris procyonis

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Borrelia burgdorferi

Brucella

Campylobacter

Canine adenovirus type 1

Canine adenovirus type 2

Canine enteric coronavirus (CCV1)

Canine distemper

Canine herpesvirus

Canine papillomavirus

Canine parainfluenza virus

Canine parvovirus

Canine respiratory coronavirus (CCV2)

Chagas disease

Chikungunya virus

Chlamydophila psittaci

Clostridium species

Coccidia

Cryptococcus

Cryptosporidium

Cytauxzoon felis

E. coli

Ehrlichia

Fading kitten syndrome

Feline calicivirus

Feline distemper

Feline enteric coronavirus

Feline foamy virus

Feline herpesvirus type 1

Feline immunodeficiency virus

Feline infectious anemia

Feline infectious peritonitis

Feline leukemia

Feline panleukopenia

Feline papillomavirus

Feline pneunomitis

Feline rhinotracheitis virus

Feline sarcoma virus

Feline syncytial virus

Francisella tularensis

Giardia

Group G strep

Haemobartonella canis

Haemobartonella felis

Helicobacter

Influenza

Lawsonia intracellularis

Leishmania

Leptospira

Lyme disease

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus)

Mycoplasma canis

Mycoplasma felis

Mycoplasma haemocanis

Mycoplasma haemofelis

Neospora caninum

Pasteurella multocida

Pneumocystis carinii

Rabies

Reovirus screen

Rickettsia screen

Salmonella

Sarcocystis neurona

Streptococcus, Group G

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus zooepidemicus

Toxoplasma gondii

Trichomonas/
Tritrichomonas

Trypanosoma cruzi

Tularemia

West Nile virus

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis


Bartonella PCR test

dog and cat assay data sheet

Bartonella

Test code: B0063 - Ultrasensitive qualitative screen for Bartonella species by real time PCR.  This screen detects and differentiates Bartonella henselae, B. bacilliformis, B. claridgeiae, B. elizabethae, B. quintana and B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii.

B0063 is included on P0025 - tickborne disease panel

The bacterial genus Bartonella consists of at least 19 species. Among these, eight species have been shown to cause diseases in humans:

  • B. bacilliformis can cause Oroya fever and verruga peruana.
  • B. henselae, which frequently causes chronic bacteremia in cats, is the most common etiologic agent of cat scratch disease. In immunocompromised human patients, B. henselae can also cause bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatitis, and sometimes endocarditis.
  • B. quintana (formerly named as Rochalimea quintana and Rickettsia quintana) is the etiologic agent of trench fever and has also been associated with bacteremia, endocarditis, and bacillary angiomatosis.
  • B. clarridgeiae can cause chronic bacteremia in cats and has been associated with cat scratch disease in human.
  • B. grahamii has been recovered in a case of neuroretinitis.
  • B. elizabethae, B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii, and B. vinsonii subsp. arupensis have been implicated in endocarditis.

Bartonella species require fastidious growth conditions so that culture isolation is very difficult and slow, usually requiring 2 to 6 weeks of incubation and sometimes longer (La Scola and Raoult, 1999). Molecular detection is usually a better method for rapid, sensitive and specific detection of these bacteria.

Utilities:

  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of Bartonella
  • Help ensure that animal facilities are free of Bartonella
  • Early prevention of spread of Bartonella among a facility
  • Minimize human exposure to Bartonella species
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from susceptible animals

References:
La Scola, B. and Raoult. D. (1999) Culture of Bartonella quintana and Bartonella henselae from human samples: a 5-year experience (1993 to 1998). J. Clin. Microbiol. 37:1899-1905.

Specimen requirements:  0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen or fixed tissue, or 0.2 ml synovial fluid, or lice, fleas or tick removed from suspect animal.

For specimen types other than those listed here, please call to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.

For all specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See shipping instructions for more information.

Turnaround time: 2 business days

Methodology: Qualitative real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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