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


Brucella PCR test for dogs

dog and cat assay data sheet

Brucella

Test code: B0075 - Ultrasensitive detection of Brucella bacteria by real time PCR. This assay detects but does not differentiate Brucella canis, B. abortus, B. microti, B. melitensis, B. pinnipedialis, B. suis, B. ovis and B. neotomae.

B0075 is included in P0034 - canine breeding panel

 

Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella.  Many animal species are susceptible to Brucella infection.  Some Brucella species preferentially infect specific animal species. Humans can become infected when they contact infected animals or their products.

Brucellosis caused by Brucella canis is a sexually transmitted disease of dogs which can be spread during breeding. Brucellosis is a major cause of canine infertility. It is primarily a sexually transmitted disease, but can also be transmitted by contact with infected bodily fluids. The disease can be passed from dogs to humans.

In humans, brucellosis can cause a range of symptoms similar to influenza, and may include fever, sweats, headaches, back pains, and physical weakness. Severe infections of the central nervous system or lining of the heart may occur. Brucellosis can also cause long-lasting or chronic symptoms that include recurrent fevers, joint pain and fatigue.

Although brucellosis is not common in United States, it frequently occurs in countries that have poor animal disease control programs. Travel to these countries can result in infection with these bacteria. Humans are usually infected by eating or drinking something that is contaminated with the bacteria, by inhaling the bacteria, or by exposure of wounds to these bacteria. Occupational exposure is one of the major routes for human infection. The chronic nature of the disease means that infected people or animals can become carriers of the bacteria.

Diagnosis of brucellosis has traditionally been by culture detection of the bacteria, but culture has very low sensitivity and so is less useful for detection of subacute and chronic carriers. Molecular detection by PCR, on the other hand, can provide rapid, sensitive and specific identification of these bacteria in a sample (Mitka et al., 2007).

Utilities:

  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Identify Brucella carriers
  • Help ensure that dog populations are free of Brucella bacteria
  • Early prevention of spread of Brucella among dogs
  • Minimize human exposure to Brucella
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from susceptible animals

References:
Mitka, S., Anetakis, C., Souliou, E., Diza, E. and Kansouzidou, A. (2007). Evaluation of Different PCR Assays for Early Detection of Acute and Relapsing Brucellosis in Humans in Comparison with Conventional Methods. J. Clin. Microbiol. 45: 1211-1218

Specimen requirements: 0.2 ml fresh or frozen semen, or a vaginal swab, or a urethral swab, or a prepuce swab, or 0.2 ml EDTA whole blood, or 0.2 ml milk.

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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