Feline diarrhea PCR panel
dog and cat assay data sheet
- Qualitative detection and
differentiation of the following feline diarrheagenic pathogens using
Vets frequently see diarrhea in cats that could be caused by a number
of different viral, bacterial or protozoal agents. Treatment and
quarantine protocols differ among these pathogens, and can be costly
and stressful for animals and owners.
The Zoologix feline diarrhea test panel is a powerful, cost-effective
diagnostic tool for use in these cases. Zoologix performs this panel
using highly specific and sensitive PCR test protocols to enable
rapid, accurate diagnosis.
All nine assays are run from a diarrhea sample or rectal swab,
eliminating multiple sampling requirements.
Help confirm the pathogen causing diarrhea in cats
Selection of appropriate treatment regimen
Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis
Help ensure that cat groups are free of listed diarrheagenic pathogens
Early prevention of spread of listed pathogens
Minimize human exposure to listed pathogens
Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from
Preferred specimen: 0.5 ml diarrhea, or 3
standard swabs with tips well-coated with diarrhea, or 3
rectal swabs from a cat with active diarrhea.
Less preferred specimen:
0.5 ml normal feces. Normal (non-diarrrhea) feces can be tested,
but it is less likely to contain detectable pathogens that a cat may
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