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FASTest LEISH

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.

FASTest LEISH Product Information

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)
  • Fever
  • Nose bleeding
  • Lameness
  • Kidney failure
  • Apathy

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.

Advantages of FASTest LEISH

  • Store at Room Temperature – tests instantly available for use
  • Long Shelf Life – typically 18 months
  • Simple test procedure
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Competitively priced
  • Reliable Clinical Diagnostics
Cat NoDescriptionPrice
970FASTest LEISH x 10 Tests (Special Order)£130.00 (ex VAT)

COVID-19 Update

As the impact of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is being felt around the world, the well-being of our employees and their families is of the highest importance to us.

By putting the safety of our employees first, we have reduced our on-site staff to a minimum and we will endeavour to maintain our business operations to the highest standard possible.

We are carefully monitoring and following official guidance from the UK Government, Public Health England, WHO and CDC guidelines and in line with these; we are currently operating business as usual.

We are monitoring our stock levels on a daily basis ensuring a fair distribution of our products. We are fully committed to maintaining the supply of products during these unprecedented times.

From Monday 30th March, we will be open for orders from Monday through to Thursday and closing on Fridays:

Friday Closure:  For any technical queries, orders or enquiries please do one of the following:
• Email: info@vetlabsupplies.co.uk.
• Fax: 01798 874787
• Telephone & leave a message: 01798 874567

We will endeavour to contact you on Friday and Monday if it is non-urgent.

If you require any further information, please contact Vetlab Supplies Ltd Customer Services on 01798 874567 or email info@vetlabsupplies.co.uk.

Thank you to all our customers and suppliers for their support during these temporary measures.

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