Simultaneous detection of canine Parvo and Corona virus antigens in faeces.
Early detection of virus in faeces, even before the appearance of symptomatology. Does not detect antigens of vaccination origin. No crossed reactions with distemper virus, infectious hepatitis, parainfluenza and intestinal parasites. High sensitivity.
Formats available: 1, 5 and 10 tests
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the diagnostic interest of the Parvo-Corona Uranotest?
Simultaneous detection of the parvovirus (CPV) and canine coronavirus (CCV) in faeces.
What interest does diagnosis of the canine coronavirus have?
The canine coronavirus has been shown to be a much more frequent pathogen than believed. Many clinical symptoms compatible with parvovirus were shown to be actually caused by canine coronavirus.
Being able to conduct a joint diagnostic of parvovirus and coronavirus hugely facilitates prognosis and making clinical decisions. Furthermore, co-infections by both viruses are more and more frequent.
The dog's owner describes a haemorrhaging gastroenteritis compatible with parvovirus or coronavirus, but has not collected the faces. How should I proceed?
The swab supplied is inserted into the anus, in an attempt to collect leftover faeces that are always found adhering to the walls. A small amount is sufficient to make a determination.
Is the test more reliable if I use a greater or lesser amount of faeces?
The Parvocorona 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 insert.
What should I do if I cannot use faeces at the moment?
Samples must be analysed within a few hours after collection. They may be refrigerated or frozen, but the parvovirus and coronavirus diagnostic loses al interest if not performed immediately, since its value is not only for diagnostic purposes, but also for a prognosis and to make decisions as to the treatment to be followed: need for hospitalisation, fluid therapy, etc.
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 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.
How should I interpret a positive parvo result without symptomatology?
Uranotest detects early viral excretion much before haemorrhaging gastroenteritis appears. If you have a positive result with a dog that has been in contact with other affected dogs or that begins to have unspecific symptomatology, it is very possible that it may soon have haemorrhaging gastroenteritis.
Can a recently-vaccinated animal give positive for Parvovirus?
No. The test detects the presence of antigens in faeces, and in the event that viral antigen excretion takes place after vaccination, it is not released in a large enough amount to be detected by the test.
How should I interpret a negative parvo result with clear symptomatology of parvovirus?
This is not very frequent. However, if the dog comes to the clinic at a very late phase in infection, the viral excretion through faeces may have stopped, and antigens are therefore not detected.