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FCoV (Feline Corona Virus) Ab ELISA Kit (Feline)

  • Created on the 18 January, 2018.

BACKGROUND

Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is infectious to cats throughout the world and it is caused by a positive stranded RNA. There are two different forms that exist: feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) and feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV). On the whole the majority of cats that are infected tend to recover fully and also develop immunity to corona virus. There is evidence that some cats can become carriers of the virus and therefore can infect other cats, however, there are a few cats which are unable to build immunity to corona virus and this can result in the disease developing into the fata form. This fatal form of FIP is a progressive, chronic disease which can be characterised by: loss of appetite, antibiotic-resistant fever, lethargy, anaemia and weakness. In majority of cases there is the presence of inflammation in the lining of the abdominal cavities and linings of the chest. Only a small number (approx. 5%) of the cats which are infected with the coronavirus actually develop the infectious peritonitis. This FCoV ELISA assay is designed to determine levels of corona virus antibodies present in the ascitic fluid or the blood.

INTENDED USE

Feline FCoV ELISA kit is intended for detecting antibodies against feline corona virus (FCoV)(mostly glycoproteins) in plasma, serum and ascetic fluid. This assay has a quantitative and qualitative standard range.

SENSITIVITY

The standard range of feline corona virus (FCoV) using this feline FCoV ELISA Kit is qualitative and quantitative. Please contact us for the protocol insert for more details.

REFERENCES

  1. Utility of feline coronavirus antibody tests. J Feline Med Surg. (2015) 17 (2):152-62. Addie D.D., et al.
  2. Comparison of serologic techniques for the detection of antibodies against feline coronaviruses. J Vet Diagn Invest. (2008) 20 (1): 45-50. Pratelli A.
  3. Relevance of feline interferon omega for clinical improvement and reduction of concurrent viral excretion in retrovirus infected cats from a rescue shelter. Res Vet Sci. (2013) 94 (3): 753-63. Gil S., et al.
  4. Use of recombinant nucleocapsid proteins for serological diagnosis of feline coronavirus infection by three immunochromatographic tests. J Virol Methods. (2014) 196: 1-6. Takano T., et al.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: FCoV (Feline Corona Virus) Ab ELISA Kit (Feline)
  • Reactivity: Feline
  • Sample Type: Serum, Plasma, Ascetic Fluid
  • Sensitivity: Qualitative, Quantitative

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