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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


Cytauxzoon felis PCR test for cats

dog and cat assay data sheet

Cytauxzoon felis

Test code:
X0025 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of Cytauxzoon felis by real time polymerase chain reaction

Cytauxzoon felis is a tick-borne protozoal parasite whose primary host is the bobcat. C. felis has been found in Florida bobcats, Eastern bobcats, Texas cougars, and in a captive white tiger. Transmission to humans and farm animals has not been reported. Although infected bobcats are usually asymptomatic, infections of domestic cats by these parasites are usually deadly. However, some infected domestic cats can remain asymptomatic (Brown et al., 2008).

Infection with this parasite can be divided in two phases: the tissue phase consists of distended macrophage schizonts; the red cell phase is characterized by hemolytic anemia. Many of the clinical signs and death are apparently due to vascular disease caused by the tissue phase and are not related to the degree of parasitemia.

The disease is usually diagnosed by identification of the organism in red blood cells, of schizonts in tissues, or by fluorescent antibody testing of frozen tissue. No effective treatment is currently available.

Molecular detection by PCR is often used to confirm morphological findings on blood smear examinations, because Cytauxzoon is morphologically similar to and can be mistaken for a number of other bloodborne pathogens.

Utilities:

  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of the infection
  • Early prevention of spread of this parasite among a group of cats
  • Help ensure that animal populations are free of this parasite
  • Minimize human exposure to this parasite
  • Safety monitoring of biological products and vaccines that derive from susceptible animals

References:
Brown, H.M., Latimer, K.S., Erikson, L.E., Cashwell, M.E., Britt, J.O. and Peterson, D.S. (2008) Detection of persistent Cytauxzoon felis infection by polymerase chain reaction in three asymptomatic domestic cats. J. Vet. Diagn. Invest. 20:485-488.

Preferred specimens: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen or preserved tissue.

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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