DWR Diagnostics

Canine Infectious Disease

Canine infectious disease

Test name

Test details

Sample requirement

Test code

Turnaround time

Anaplasma PCR

PCR test for Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma platys

1 ml EDTA

ANAP

4 days

Angiostrongylus antigen

Snap test for Angiostrongylus vasorum

Serum or plasma

ANGS

Same day

Angiostrongylus PCR

PCR test for Angiostrongylus vasorum

Faeces or BAL

ANGP

4 days

Aspergillus serology

Antibody titre

0.5 ml serum

ASP

7 days

Babesia PCR

PCR test for Babesia spp

1 ml EDTA or tissue aspirate in EDTA

BABP

4 days

Bartonella PCR

PCR test for Bartonella spp and Bartonella henselae

1 ml EDTA

BAR

4 days

Bordetella PCR

PCR test for Bordetella bronchiseptica

Tracheal wash/BAL in plain tube

BORP

4 days

Borrelia PCR

PCR test for Borellia spp

Fluid in EDTA/fresh tissue/tissue aspirate in EDTA

BORR

4 days

Borrelia serology

Antibody test (more sensitive than PCR)

Serum or EDTA

BORS

Same day

Canine herpes virus PCR

PCR test for canine herpes virus

Plain swab, fresh tissue, tracheal and nasal wash/BAL

CHVP

4 days

Distemper serology

Antibody titre in serum or CSF

Serum or CSF

DISS

Up to 7 days

Distemper PCR

Detection of Distemper DNA

CSF or plain swab, respiratory wash/BAL, fluid in EDTA

DISP

4 days

Ehrlichia PCR

PCR test for Ehrlichia spp

EDTA blood, fresh tissue, tissue aspirate in EDTA, fluid in EDTA

EHRL

4 days

Heartworm antigen

(Dirofilaria)

Snap test for Dirofilaria immitis

EDTA or heparin blood or plasma, serum

HEAR

Same day

Leishmania PCR

PCR test for Leishmania spp

Conjunctival smear/swab, tissue aspirates in EDTA, fresh tissue, or EDTA whole blood

LEIS

4 days

Leishmania serology

Serological test for Leishmania antibodies

Serum

LES

4 days

Leptospirosis IFA

Immunofluorescent test for Leptospirosis pathogenic serovars

0.5 ml serum

LEPT

Up to 7 days

Leptospirosis MAT

For identification of Leptospira serovars

Serum

LEPF

7 days

Leptospirosis PCR

PCR test on urine and blood for pathogenic Leptospira spp

5 ml urine & 2 ml EDTA blood

LPCR

4 days

Leptospirosis snap

Snap test for Leptospira spp

Serum

LEPW

Same day

Mycoplasma cynos PCR

PCR test for Mycoplasma cynos

BAL

MYCA

4 days

Neospora serology

Antibody titre in serum or CSF

Serum or CSF

NEOS

4 days

Neospora PCR

PCR test for Neospora caninum

CS, fresh tissue, fluid in EDTA, fluid in plain

NEOP

4 days

Parvovirus antibody

Antibody titre (HAI)

Serum

PARV

Up to 7 days

Parvovirus PCR

PCR test for Parvovirus in faeces

Faeces

PARP

4 days

Parvovirus antigen

Test for parvovirus antigen in faeces

Faeces

PARS

Same day

Rabies serology

Rabies serology with certificate for pet travel

1 ml separated serum with completed certificate (see below)

RAB

7 – 10 days

Toxoplasma serology

IgG and IgM antibodies

Serum

TOXS

2–3days

Toxoplasma PCR

PCR test for Toxoplasma gondii

CSF, fresh tissue, fluid in EDTA, fluid in plain

TOXP

4 days

Canine neurology screen

PCR tests for Distemper, Neospora & Toxoplasma

CSF

CNS

4 days

Canine respiratory screen

PCR tests for Bordetella bronchiseptica, Canine parainfluenza virus, Mycoplasma cynos and canine coronavirus

Tracheal wash/BAL in plain tube

CRS

4 days

Canine respiratory profile

PCR tests for Bordetella bronchiseptica, Canine parainfluenza virus, Mycoplasma cynos, Angiostrongylus vasorum, Canine coronavirus & Crenosoma vulpis

Tracheal wash/BAL in plain tube

K9RP

4 days

Pre-booster check

Antibody titres distemper, adenovirus, parvo (NB: not possible for leptospirosis and parainfluenza)

1 ml serum

BOOS

Up to 8 days

Rabies: Download the form from http://www.biobest.co.uk/assets/files/forms/rabies_submission_form_vets.pdf and submit with sample

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