Feline Panleucopenia Virus Antigen (FPV Ag) Test, Feces/Vomit as specimen,with high specificity
FPV Antigen Rapid Test Cassette is a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of Feline Panleucopenia Virus (FPV Ag) in cat’s feces or vomit.
|Feline Panleucopenia Vius Antigen (FPV Ag) Test
Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) infects all felids as well as raccoons, mink and foxes. This pathogen may survive in the environment for several months and is highly resistant to some disinfectants.
Cats of all ages may be affected by FPV, but kittens are most susceptible. Mortality rates are high – over 90% in kittens. Signs of disease include diarrhoea, lymphopenia and neutropenia, followed by thrombocytopenia and anaemia, immunosuppression (transient in adult cats), cerebellar ataxia (in kittens only) and abortion.
Feline panleukopenia virus antigen is detected in faeces using commercially available test kits. Specialised laboratories carry out PCR testing on whole blood or faeces. Serological tests are not recommended, as they do not distinguish between infection and vaccination.
FPV Antigen Rapid Test Cassette is a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay based on sandwich format. The test cassette has a testing window. The testing window has T (test) region and C (control) region. During testing, sample is applied into the sample well on the cassette. FPV antigens, if present in specimen, react with anti-FPV antibodies coated colloidal gold particles in the test strip. The mixture then migrates upward on the membrane chromatographically by capillary action and reacts with anti-FPV antibodies on the membrane in the test line region. If the specimen contains Feline Panleucopenia Virus, a colored line will appear in the test line region indicating a positive result. If the specimen does not contain FPV antigens, a colored line will not appear in the test line region indicating a negative result. To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear in the control line region indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.
Place the test cassette on a clean and level surface. Hold