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FHV (Feline Herpes Virus) Ab ELISA Kit (Feline)

  • Created on the 14 February, 2018.

BACKGROUND

Feline herpesvirus (also called FHV or FHV-1) is a contagious ubiquitous virus which is responsible for causing upper respiratory infections (URIs, also more commonly known as cat flu). In majority of instances, a specific diagnosis is usually not required and instead the typical signs are enough in order to make a presumptive diagnosis of FHA infection. If there is a need for a specific diagnosis then this can be accomplished by various laboratory testing. These can include virus isolation, serology (for example serum neutralizing titers and ELISA assays), fluorescent antibody and PCR analysis. There may also be evidence of the virus from biopsies, this can be useful for diagnosing skin infections as a result of FHV-associated dermatitis. The treatment process tends to be aimed at controlling the clinical signs and possibility reducing secondary complications. It is vital to understand that at present there are no cures for herpesvirus.

INTENDED USE

Feline FHV ELISA kit is designed for measuring antibodies against feline herpesvirus (FHV or FHV-1) using plasma or serum samples. This assay has a quantitative and qualitative standard range.

SENSITIVITY

The standard range of feline herpesvirus (FHV and FHV-1) using this feline FHV ELISA kit is qualitative and quantitative. Please contact us for the protocol insert for more details.

REFERENCES

  1. Detection of protective antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus-1, and feline calicivirus in shelter cats using a point-of-care ELISA. J Feline Med Surg. (2011) 13 (12): 912-8. Digangi B.A., et al.
  2. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of feline herpesvirus 1 IgG in serum, aqueous humor, and cerebrospinal fluid. J Vet Diagn Invest. (1998) 10 (4): 315-9. Dawson D.A., et al.
  3. Evaluation of subunit vaccines against feline immunodeficiency virus infection. Vaccine. (1996) 14 (4): 285-9. Verschoor E.J., et al.
  4. Detection of feline herpesvirus-specific antibodies and DNA in aqueous humor from cats with or without uveitis. Am J Vet Res. (1999) 60 (8): 932-6. Maggs D.J., et al.
  5. Relative sensitivity of polymerase chain reaction assays used for detection of feline herpesvirus type 1 DNA in clinical samples and commercial vaccines. Am J Vet Res. (2005) 66 (9): 1550-5. Maggs D.J. and Clarke H.E.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: FHV (Feline Herpes Virus) Ab ELISA Kit (Feline)
  • Reactivity: Feline
  • Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
  • Sensitivity: Qualitative, Quantitative

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