Top dogs can catch things too!  Our NEW dog show panel checks for 8 pathogens potentially transmissible at dog shows.

 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 8 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



Baylisascaris procyonis

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Borrelia burgdorferi

Brucella canis


Canine adenovirus type 1

Canine adenovirus type 2

Canine circovirus

Canine enteric coronavirus (CCV1)

Canine distemper

Canine herpesvirus

Canine papillomavirus

Canine parainfluenza virus

Canine parvovirus

Canine pneumovirus

Canine respiratory coronavirus (CCV2)

Chagas disease

Chikungunya virus

Chlamydophila psittaci

Clostridium species




Cytauxzoon felis

Demodex gatoi mites

E. coli



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


Group G strep

Haemobartonella canis

Haemobartonella felis


Influenza type A

Lawsonia intracellularis



Lyme disease

Mange in cats


MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus)

Mycoplasma canis

Mycoplasma cynos

Mycoplasma felis

Mycoplasma haemocanis

Mycoplasma haemofelis

Neorickettsia helmintheca

Neospora caninum

Pasteurella multocida

Pneumocystis carinii



Reovirus screen

Rickettsia screen



Salmon poisoning disease

Sarcocystis neurona

Streptococcus, Group G

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Streptococcus zooepidemicus

Toxoplasma gondii



Trypanosoma cruzi


West Nile virus

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Canine parvovirus PCR test

dog and cat assay data sheet

Canine parvovirus (CPV)

Test code:
S0091 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of canine parvovirus by real time polymerase chain reaction

S0091 is included on P0022 - canine diarrhea panel and on P0028 - feline diarrhea panel


Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious viral infection in dogs and cats. The virus is transmitted by oral ingestion of viral contaminated feces. Several studies have shown that canine parvovirus and feline panleukopenia virus may undergo mutual interspecies transmission between dogs and cats, and it is postulated that they may cause disease in some adventitious hosts.

The incidence of the disease is highest in young dogs and tends to start some time after the puppy has lost its maternal antibody. Any age can be infected but most dogs are infected between the ages of 2 and 6 months when maternal antibody decreases below a protective level. Symptoms are usually mild to nonexistent. However, a full blown case of parvovirus untreated can easily be fatal. Certain breeds such as Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, and possibly black Labrador retrievers seem to be more sensitive to the disease, which may have a correlation with their immune system.

Once inside the body, the virus infects local lymph nodes, quickly multiplies and then via the blood moves to the small intestine where signs of the disease begin in approximately 5-6 days. The virus damages the lining of the small intestine leading to breakdown of crucial disease defense barriers and disturbance of digestive enzyme secretion and nutrient absorption. Additionally, the normal bacterial flora of the small intestine which aid in digestion are now exposed to ulcerated mucosa, providing a direct route into the blood stream. Fluid loss from both vomiting and diarrhea is dramatic and dehydration ensues. The onslaught of bacteria and toxins into the blood will ultimately cause death.

Because of the severity of parvovirus-induced disease and the highly contagious nature of the virus, several assays have been developed to detect the virus in the feces of infected dogs. Usually, feces from diarrheic dogs are screened using ELISA or hemagglutination (HA) assays, but these techniques have very low sensitivity. In contrast, methods based on detection of viral DNA by PCR have been shown to be more sensitive and specific.


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Help ensure that animal groups and populations are free of canine parvovirus
  • Early prevention of spread of this virus among a population
  • Minimize human exposure to this virus
  • Safety monitoring of biological products and vaccines that derive from susceptible animals

Specimen requirement: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube, or 0.2 ml feces, or rectal swab, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen or fixed tissue.

Contact Zoologix if advice is needed to determine an appropriate specimen type for a specific diagnostic application. For specimen types not listed here, please contact Zoologix 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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