Feline Calicivirus & Herpesvirus Real-time PCR Test Kit

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Feline Calicivirus & Herpesvirus Real-time PCR Test Kit can be used to detect FCV and FHV nucleic acids in cat nasopharynx, throat and eye swab secretions, which is rapid, accurate and easy-to-operate. Sensitivity 100%, Specificity 100%.

Feline Calicivirus (FCV) is a virus that causes acute upper respiratory infections (infecting the lungs and nasal passages) in cats. There are many strains of the virus but virulent systemic FCV infection (vsFCV or VSD) is probably the most severe strain of the disease. When infected with vsFCV, the virus is found in other major organs and in the cells that line blood vessels of an infected cat. FCV is one of several viruses which cause cat flu. Other viruses which cause cat flu are feline herpesvirus (FHV), chlamydophila and Bordetella.

Feline herpesvirus (FHV) is a highly contagious virus and one of the leading causes of feline upper respiratory infection (URI) or feline flu. The virus is ubiquitous and causes disease in cats worldwide. Symptoms of FHV include upper respiratory congestion, sneezing and nasal discharge, and ocular surface disease. The ocular surface is made up of the conjunctiva, the white-pink tissue that lines the eye and eyelids, and the cornea (the transparent tissue in front of the eye). The two most common eye disorders caused by FHV are conjunctivitis (swelling of pink tissue around the eyes) and corneal ulcers.

This kit uses fluorescent probe PCR (RT-PCR) to detect the genes of FCV and FHV, which is helpful for the diagnosis, monitoring and epidemiological investigation of FCV and FHV.

Key facts of the Feline Calicivirus & Herpesvirus Real-time PCR Test Kit

  • Ready to use kits for the vet clinic
  • No extraction required
  • Result in 30min.

Technical Specifications

Product Code PZ1010
Package Size 16T, 50T or custom size
Principle Real-time qPCR
Species Feline, cat
Sample Application Feline nasopharyngeal, throat and eye swab secretions
Kit Component
  • PCR reaction mix
  • Negative control
  • Enzyme mix
  • User instruction
Shelf-life 12 months
Storage -20 degree Celsius or below
Delivery Room temperature

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