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Qualitative Detection Of Veterinary Relevant Dermatophytes

Test applicable to: Companion and Farm Animals

Sample: Skin scrapings, dandruff, plucked hairs, claws, feathers


Dermatophytosis/ringworm belong to the most frequent infectious dermatoses in small pets, companion animals and farm animals, but also in humans (zoonosis).

Cause of Dermatophytosis

They are caused by dermatophytes, filamentous fungi using keratin (skin, hair, claws and horns) as carbon source. The clinically most relevant vet. species are Trichophyton (T. verrucosum), Nannizzia (N. gypsea [earlier Microsporum gypseum], N. persicolor [earlier Microsporumpersicolor / Epidermophyton persicolor / Trichophyton mentagrophytes]) and Microsporum (M. canis).


Beside age and immunosuppression, breeding (especially persian cats) and living conditions (breeding, animal shelter, hunting dog, multiple species keeping), travelling, lactation (transmission of infection to puppies) as well as e.g. ectoparasite based diseases and debilitated animals play an important role in developing a ringworm disease. Warm and humid climate is an additional trigger.

Clinical Diagnosis

The FASTest® D-PHYTE Strip guarantees a rapid clarification of the suspected clinical diagnosis and thus enables the veterinarian to quickly and reliably identify dermatophytosis and initiate a specific therapy.


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Why Test

Why is it important to test for Dermatophytoses?

Dermatophytosis is a highly infectious and contagious skin disease with zoonotic potential. It is therefore important to confirm the diagnosis quickly in order to give specific treatment and prevent it from spreading to other animals and humans.


Clinical signs of Dermatophytosis can include any combination of:

  • Hair loss
  • Scaling
  • Crusting
  • Erythema
  • Papules
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Variable pruritus


Advantages of FASTest D-Phyte

  • Detection of Dermatophytes
  • Sample material : Skin scrapings, dandruff, plucked hairs, claws, feathers
  • Simple and hygienic test procedure
    with skin scrape & hair with hair roots
  • Fast test interpretation within 5–30 minutes
  • Innovative test system and reliable detection
  • Sensitivity 86.7 % & Specificity 93.5 %
  • Storage at room temperature (15–25 °C)
  • Long shelf life
  • Compact test box with 5 or 10 tests

Instructions For Use

Instructions For Use




Additional information

Weight 164 g
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 8 cm