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

FIV PCR test

dog and cat assay data sheet

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

Test codes:

S0106 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of feline immunodeficiency virus by real time polymerase chain reaction.  This assay detects proviral DNA of feline immunodeficiency virus in sample types containing cellular material.

S0106 is included on P0021 - feline bloodborne panel, on P0037 - feline neurological panel and on P0040 - feline anemia panel

S0117 - Quantitative detection of feline immunodeficiency virus by 1-step reverse transcription coupled real time PCR. Assay detects and quantitates copies per ml of FIV RNA present in plasma from EDTA whole blood.


Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is an RNA lentivirus that can weaken the immune response of cats, similar to what human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) does to humans. The virus can infect both domestic cats and wild cats such as cheetahs. It attacks and weakens the body’s immune system, making the animal susceptible to infections and diseases that usually do not affect healthy cats. There is no cure for FIV. Though eventually fatal, an FIV-positive cat can live and infect other cats for many years without any sign of illness.

FIV occurs worldwide, but its prevalence varies geographically. About 1.5% to 3% of cats in the United States are infected with FIV. About 5% of FIV-positive cats also have feline leukemia virus (FeLV).

There are a number of risk factors for FIV infection. Older cats are more likely to be infected -- the average age of cats with FIV is 5 years at the time of diagnosis. Free-roaming cats are more likely to be infected than indoor cats. Aggressive male cats that roam and fight with other cats are more likely to be infected than females and nonaggressive males because FIV is a bloodborne pathogen. Sick cats are much more likely to have FIV -- in the United States about 15% of cats that show clinical signs of another disease are also infected with FIV.

Serology has been used to diagnose FIV-infected cats. However, cats with weakened immune response will not be reliably detected by serology, as that method depends on the cat’s production of antibodies. Molecular detection by PCR overcomes this immune response problem, as it directly detects the pathogen itself rather than the cat’s immune response. PCR is also rapid, highly sensitive and specific.


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of feline immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Help ensure that cat groups are free of FIV
  • Early prevention of spread of FIV between cats by identifying latent carriers
  • Minimize human exposure to FIV
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from susceptible animals

Specimen requirement:
- 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube.
S0117 - 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube, or 0.2 ml plasma.

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

- Qualitative real time PCR targeting FIV cellular proviral DNA
S0117 - Quantitative 1-step reverse transcription coupled real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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