Qualitative Detection Of Antibodies Against Leishmania infantum
Test applicable to: Dog
Sample: Whole Blood, Serum or Plasma
FASTest LEISH is a rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of Leishmania infantum IgG-Antibodies in the anti-coagulated whole blood, serum or plasma of dogs using a simple lateral flow principle for the detection of the antibodies which are present.
Routine Check After Travelling Abroad
If there are any antibodies present in the sample they will reach the conjugate pad and react with mobile monoclonal antibodies labelled with gold particles.
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Why is it important to test for Canine Leishmania?
Canine Leishmaniasis is a protozoal disease caused by the proliferation of Leishmania infantum in organisms. It is passed on by small insects, the phlebotominae, which are both hosts and vectors. Although detected primarily near the Mediterranean Sea, it has also been detected in other regions of Europe.
It is transported by sand-flies (phlebotominae) via stings to the animal and they infect and reproduce in macrophages and cells of the animal’s reticuloendothelial system, also affecting the liver, spleen, bone marrow, lymph nodes of the animal.
What are the symptoms of Canine Leishmania?
The clinical symptoms of Canine Leishmaniasis are intermittent and variable in severity, so a laboratory diagnosis is necessary in all cases of clinical suspicion. It is also advised to systematically screen for Canine Leishmaniasis in endemic areas.
The signs that Leishmania are present can be any of the following:
- Skin and claw alterations (dermatological signs)
- Nose bleeding
- Kidney failure
Any suspected animal should be tested and especially from endemic Leishmania regions and re-tested in at interval of 2-4 weeks. Any animals which are known to be from endemic areas and any asymptomatic animals can also show a borderline weak antibody titre compared to any clinically diseased animals will show a clear increase in the titre between the two tests. This comparison means that the indirect detection of antibodies using FASTest LEISH is of greater diagnostic importance.
Instructions For Use
Instructions For Use
FASTest LEISH Instructions For Use