FASTest D-PHYTE Strip
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.
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 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
- 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
|7645||FASTest D-PHYTE STRIP x 5 Tests (Special Order)||£73.50 (ex VAT)|
|7640||FASTest D-PHYTE STRIP x 10 Tests (Special Order)||£136.50 (ex VAT)|