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

Feline panleukopenia PCR test

dog and cat assay data sheet

Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) - also known as "feline distemper"

Test code:
S0093 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of feline panleukopenia virus by real time polymerase chain reaction

S0093 is included on P0028 - feline diarrhea panel and on P0037 - feline neurological panel


Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is a small, single-stranded DNA virus that is morphologically and antigenically very similar to canine parvovirus (CPV) type 2, mink enteric virus, and raccoon parvovirus. It has been suggested that FPV is the ancestor virus for CPV because current strains of CPV can infect cats as well as dogs. FPV is shed in secretions from infected animals for weeks to months following infection. It is very stable in organic debris in the environment and may remain viable at room temperature for over one year.

Young and unvaccinated cats are susceptible to feline panleukopenia virus infection. Infection by this virus can result in an acute or peracute systemic and enteric infection characterized by fever, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and malaise. The virus infects bone marrow tissue resulting in severe panleukopenia. FPV infection is frequently fatal in young kittens, but adults are likely to recover.

Clinical manifestations of FPV infection are dependent on the immunological status and age of the cat at the time of infection. FPV infection in pregnant cats may result in abortion, fetal resorption, fetal mummification, and other reproductive problems. If fetuses are born alive, they usually have cerebellar hypoplasmia and/or retinal dysplasia. Kittens infected with FPV after birth and up to 3 to 4 weeks of age can also develop similar symptoms. Older kittens generally show gastrointestinal and systemic symptoms.

Peracute FPV infection is rapidly progressive and often fatal within 24 hours, owing to secondary bacteremia and endotoxemia associated with severe intestinal damage and panleukopenia. Signs include abdominal pain, severe depression and subnormal body temperature. Classical signs of acute FPV infection include dehydration, vomiting, abdominal pain, hemorrhagic diarrhea, and fever. Adult cats are usually less severely affected and have either fever or mild gastroenteric symptoms that are self-limited and resolve within a few days, or inapparent illness.

Serological detection of FPV is not very sensitive, especially in identifying those infected cats that are actively secreting the virus in feces. Molecular detection by PCR provides a rapid, sensitive and specific alternative to detect this virus in both blood and fecal samples.


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of FPV infection
  • Help ensure that feline populations are free of FPV
  • Early prevention of spread of this virus among a feline population
  • Minimize human exposure to this virus

Specimen requirement: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube, or rectal swab, or 0.2 ml feces, 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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