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Detection Of Antibodies Against Ehrlichia canis

Test applicable to: Dog
Sample: Whole blood, Serum or Plasma

The FASTest EHRLICHIA canis test kit is a rapid immunochromatographic screening test for the detection of anti-Ehrlichia canis antibodies. It can be used with serum, plasma or whole blood up to 28 days after infection. The method employs a unique combination of a specific labelled antigen, which is conjugated on dye particles, and this protein is immobilized to the solid phase membrane.

Fast, Routine Check After Travelling Abroad

As the test sample flows laterally across the membrane, the specific labelled antigen protein binds to the anti-Ehrlichia canis antibodies in the sample. Then, if the sample contains anti- Ehrlichia canis antibodies, the complex binds to the antigen on the solid phase in the TEST window (B) producing a pink-purple line. In the absence of anti-Ehrlichia canis antibodies, there is no line in the TEST window (B). The liquid continues to migrate along the membrane and produces a pink-purple line in the CONTROL window (C) demonstrating that the reagents are functioning properly.

FASTest EHRLICHIA Product Information

Why is it important to test for Ehrlichia canis?

Canine Ehrlichiosis is an acute to chronic disease due to the appearance of coccoid bodies in the cytoplasma in monocyte cells. Ehrlichia canis is transmitted by the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineous. Although detected primarily near the Mediterranean Sea, it has also been detected in other regions of middle Europe, the Far East and the USA.


What are the symptoms of Ehrlichia canis?

The clinical symptoms are intermittent and variable in gravity, so a biological diagnosis is necessary in all cases of clinical suspicion (thrombocytopenia, anaemia and hyperglobulinaemia). It is also advised to systematically screen for canine Ehrlichiosis in endemic areas.

Advantages of FASTest Ehrlichia canis

  • Store at room temperature – tests instantly available for use
  • Long shelf life typically 18 months
  • Simple test procedure
  • Competitively priced
  • Available direct or through your wholesaler
Cat NoDescriptionPrice
910FASTest EHRLICHIA canis x 10 Tests£90.00 (ex VAT)

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