DWR Diagnostics

Feline Infectious Disease

Feline Infectious Disease

Test name

Test details

Sample requirement

Test code

Turnaround time

Respiratory/ocular infections

Herpes and calicivirus isolation

Respiratory virus isolation

Oropharyngeal swab in VTM

FCVH

4–8 days

Chlamydophila PCR

Conjunctivitis and URTI

Plain swab, respiratory wash/BAL

CHLP

4 days

Mycoplasma felis PCR

Lower respiratory tract/ ocular infection

Plain swab, respiratory wash/BAL

MYCP

4 days

Chlamydophila, Calicivirus and Herpes PCR

PCR tests for investigation of keratitis/conjunctivitis and URTIs

Plain swab, respiratory wash/BAL

RPCR

4 days

Feline extended respiratory screen

PCR testing for FHV, FCV, Chlamydophila felis, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Mycoplasma felis, Mycoplasma gatae and Aelurostrongylus abstrusus

Plain swab, respiratory wash/BAL

FRS

4 days

Feline retroviruses

FeLV antigen and FIV antibody snap test

Combined ELISA test

EDTA or heparin blood or plasma, or serum

FILV

Same day

FeLV Ag and FIV ABy

Serological test for FeLV antigen (ELISA) and FIV antibodies (IF)

1 ml EDTA + 1 ml heparin

FEIV

3 – 5 days

FIV PCR

PCR test for FIV virus

EDTA or bone marrow

FIVP

4 days

FeLV PCR

PCR test for FeLV in blood

EDTA or bone marrow

FELP

4 days

FeLV and FIV PCR

PCR test for FeLV and FIV

EDTA or bone marrow

FEIP

4 days

Coronavirus testing

Coronavirus serology (ELISA)

+ a1AGP

Antibody test

With a1AGP glycoprotein

Serum or effusion in plain or EDTA tube

CORS

COA1

3 days

Coronavirus PCR

PCR test on body cavity effusion or serum

Fluid in plain/EDTA or fresh tissue

CORN

4 days

FIP effusion cytology, coronavirus PCR

Cytology, cell counts, albumin, globulin, coronavirus serology, a1AGP

Fluid in plain + EDTA

FIPC

3 days

Other feline infections

Panleucopenia serology

Feline parvovirus antibody

Serum

PANS

4 days

Panleucopenia PCR

PCR test for Feline parvovirus

Faeces

PANP

4 days

Toxoplasma serology

IgG and IgM antibodies

Serum

TOXS

2 days

Toxoplasma PCR

PCR test for Toxoplasma gondii

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

TOXP

4 days

Pre-booster check

Antibody titres for Herpes virus, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia virus

1 ml serum

BOOF

Up to 10 days

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