Improvement: our hemotropic mycoplasmas test is upgraded to quantitative PCR

Biovet is proud to announce the improvement of its PCR test for the detection of hemotropic mycoplasmas. Hemotropic

Biovet is proud to announce the improvement of its PCR test for the detection of hemotropic mycoplasmas.

Hemotropic mycoplasmas (formerly hemobartonellosis) are bacteria that can induce anemia in a wide range of mammalian species. In cats, the species Mycoplasma haemofelis is the most pathogenic of the three main species known to infect cats. The others, which are Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum and Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis, are less pathogenic but can cause disease in immunocompromised cats. In dogs, Mycoplasma haemocanis and Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum are the main species known to infect dogs. Mycoplasma haemocanis is the most pathogenic, while Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum can cause clinical signs in immunocompromised dogs. All these species are now being demonstrated using a new real-time PCR multiplex (RT-PCR), which is more sensitive than regular PCR

The results will be presented semi-quantitatively (Ct).

Interpretation legend
:

 Ct value  interpretation
Ct > 38 Negative
35 < Ct < 38 Suspect
30 < Ct < 35 Weak positive
25 < Ct < 30 Average positive
Ct < 25 Strong positive

SUBMITTING SAMPLES: We recommend submitting at least0,5 ml of whole blood EDTA (refer to the User’s guide) stored in the fridge.

TRANSMITTING RESULTS

This test will be performed 3 to 4 times a week.

For VetWare/LogiVet users, the test codes are DCAN-40048 (canine) and DFEL-40068 (feline).

For more information, feel free to contact us.

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