Feline anemia PCR panel
dog and cat assay data sheet
- Qualitative detection and
differentiation of the following feline bloodborne agents using real
time PCR and reverse transcription coupled real time PCR protocols:
Screening can prevent the spread of these pathogens from potentially
infected carriers when moving new cats into an existing group. Cats
may carry some of these pathogens for years without symptoms, and
these pathogens can be spread by bites, or even by close contact
between cats without direct exposure to blood.
Treatment and quarantine protocols differ among these pathogens, and
can be costly and stressful for animals and owners. The Zoologix
feline anemia PCR panel is a powerful, cost-effective diagnostic tool
that uses highly specific and sensitive PCR test protocols to enable
rapid, accurate diagnosis. Unlike immunological tests for these
pathogens, PCR is not affected by past vaccinations.
All four assays are run from one small blood sample, eliminating
multiple draw requirements.
Help confirm the pathogen causing generalized symptoms
Selection of appropriate treatment regimen
Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis
Help ensure that cat populations are free of the listed pathogens
Determine whether serology positives are due to vaccines rather
than infection with the disease agent
Early prevention of spread of the listed pathogens
Minimize human exposure to the listed pathogens
Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from
Specimen requirement: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA
(purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube.
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: 3 business days
Qualitative real time PCR
and qualitative reverse transcription coupled real time PCR
Normal range: Nondetected