Semi-quantitative detection of canine parvo virus antibodies in blood, serum or plasma. A new approach on treating, preventing and diagnosing canine parvovirus. This allows one to determine the immune status with just one drop of blood, and in under 1 minute.
An excellent complement for diagnosing and treatment parvovirus in animals that were diagnosed as positive with the Parvo-Corona Uranotest.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the diagnostic interest of the Parvo Immune Status Uranotest?
The semi-quantitative detection of antibodies against canine Parvovirus in serum, plasma or blood in dogs.
The Parvo Immune Status Uranotest allows for a new approach in prevention, prognosis and treatment of this controversial disease.
Can I determine a vaccination failure with the Parvo Immune Status Uranotest?
Yes. This is one of the test’s multiple uses. But you must take into account what a vaccination failure means. Many puppies are not able to develop immunity against certain vaccines, which increases the cases of vaccinated and re-vaccinated animals suffering from the disease. But this circumstance is rarely attributable to the quality and efficacy of vaccines, but rather to physiological aspects which are still not well-understood.
Does the Parvo Immune Status Uranotest differentiate between vaccination and non-vaccination antibodies?
No, the Uranotest detects antibodies of any origin, which acts to rate the protection level against parvovirus. For practical purposes, what we are interested in is knowing the immune state, regardless of the origin behind the immunity.
Can I perform the test on puppies of any age?
Yes, taking into account that during the first weeks of life, you must detect an appropriate level of antibodies coming form the mother (if she has an optimum immune level).
Puppies frequently go to the clinic that have been imported and/or come from places where appropriate health protocols were not followed. The experience is that many of these puppies, which are presumably vaccinated and re-vaccinated, do not actually have an appropriate level of protection. By performing a test with the Parvo Immune Status Uranotest, we will have a precise score as to the real immunity level, and we can decide to start the vaccination protocol again or trust in the health protocol followed originally.
Can I predict the prognostic for a dog affected by Parvovirus by performing the Parvo Immune Status Uranotest?
Knowing the immune status of a dog affected by parvovirosis is an excellent tool for making decisions. As the infection progresses, antibodies increase and antigens decrease. According to the number of antibodies we find at each moment in time, we can rate the severity and favourable or unfavourable evolution of the infection. If the number of antibodies is high, we can predict good possibilities for survival and evaluate the need to use hyper-immune plasmas or interferon.
Which sample provides the most reliable results: blood, serum or plasma?
Reliability using any of them is comparable.
What happens if the micro-drop from the sample adheres to the tube's sides when depositing it in the diluent tube?
In this case, you must gently tip the tube so that the diluent mixes with the drop adhering to the sides. You must mix gently, shaking the tube with circular movements to achieve a homogeneous mixture.
What should I do if I cannot use the blood at the time of its extraction?
You should proceed as if it were for any other laboratory procedure.
The whole blood must be kept refrigerated at between 2ºC and 7ºC for no more than 24 hours. It should never be frozen.
If you are not going to be able to use it before 24 hours, separate the plasma by centrifugation or the serum by sedimentation, and you may keep it at between 2ºC and 7ºC for up to 2 weeks. To preserve it for longer, freezing is recommended.
Can I keep the spent kit for specialist purposes?
No, because the strip’s colours may degrade 30 minutes after performing the test, which makes it lose interest as a test for specialist purposes.
We recommend freezing the sample and performing the test again when necessary. If this is the case, you can only freeze serum or plasma, never whole blood.
Can I use blood, serum or plasma immediately after removing it from the refrigerator?
No, as with any other diagnostic procedure, you must wait until it reaches room temperature. If want to speed this process up, hold the tube between your hands for at least 20 minutes. Many veterinarians do not take this circumstance into account, and incorrect temperature is one of the most frequent causes behind false results.
What happens if I forgot to do the reading after 10 minutes?
30 minutes after doing the test, degradation and diffusion of the colours on the strip may occur. This does not happen with all tests, 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.