Detection of Feline panleukopenia antigen in cat faeces.
Early detection of virus in faeces, even before the appearance of symptomatology. Without reactions crossed with Feline coronavirus, Feline Leukaemia virus, Feline calicivirus, feline immunodeficiency virus, Type I Herpes virus and Chlamydophilia felis. High specificity: the technique used is based on specific detection of the Feline panleukopenia virus, not on a crossed reaction with canine parvovirus.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the diagnostic interest of the Feline Panleukopenia Uranotest?
Detection of Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) antigen in cat faeces.
What are the most common symptoms of feline panleukopenia?
The symptoms are variable, depending on the virulence of the virus, the immune status of the host and the possible associated bacterial complications.
Basically, there are two clinical presentations. The classic presentation is associated with symptoms of gastroenteritis along with leukopenia, while the atypical presentation mainly affects newborns and has nervous symptomatology.
What is the prevalence of feline panleukopenia?
There is little data available regarding the prevalence of the illness. Although it has notably decreased thanks to vaccines, it is still very frequent in street cats or those coming from groups, and is one of the main causes of death for this collective.
What is the mortality for feline panleukopenia?
Mortality is high, between 25 and 90%, with great variability depending on the precocity with which diagnosis and treatment are performed. As such, it is highly advisable to perform a test on any cat, especially if it is young, coming from at-risk populations, with symptoms compatible with the illness.
We have a case with a cat with haemorrhaging gastroenteritis compatible with feline panleukopenia, but we do not have faeces available that this time. How should I proceed? Is the test more reliable if I use a greater or lesser amount of faeces?
The Feline Panleukopenia Uranotest is highly sensitive and can detect very small antigen levels, so it is not advisable to use a large amount of faeces. To the contrary, if we use an excessive sample volume or if it has particles that are too thick, this may interfere in the migration process of the sample. If you have used an excessive sample volume, mix well, wait a minute for the thickest particles to sediment and take the sample from the supernatant.
The appropriate sample volume is described in the kit’s prospective.
What happens if I forgot to do the reading at 5-10 minutes as recommended?
Between 5 and 10 minutes, you can read with total reliability.
20 minutes after doing the test, degradation and diffusion of the colours on the strip may occur. This does not always happen, but the recommendation is that the test should always be repeated if the reading was not taken before the indicated time, since this may lead to an erroneous interpretation.