FIP bibliography

PCR assessment + Cat Serology

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Feline bornavirus



Feline coronavirus and FIP

Cryptosporidium sp.



Giardia sp.

Blood hemoplasms

Feline herpesvirus


Mycoplasma felis

Parvovirus (panleucopénie/typhus)

Salmonella sp.


Toxoplasma gondii

Tritrichomonas foetus

Typing of carnivore parvoviruses

Research of Chlamydophila by real-time PCR.

Test indications

  • Diagnosis of chlamydia in children cats showing clinical signs (conjunctivitis, possibly associated with respiratory disorders, reproductive disorders: abortion, stillbirth)
  • Detection of asymptomatic carriers (particularly in the community if clinical cases or before implementing a vaccination protocol)

Test characteristics

Samples to be taken

  • Eye signs: conjunctival cells with a cytobrush or with a dry swab.
  • Ocular and respiratory signs: conjunctival and oropharyngeal and/or nasal cells with a cytobrush or with a dry swab.
  • Reproductive disorders, stillbirth: vaginal cells with a cytobrush or with a dry swab or aborted organs (lung, liver, kidney, spleen) in a dry tube.
  • Determination of status of asymptomatic animals: conjunctival and oropharyngeal cells with a cytobrush or with a dry swab.

Collect if possible before initiating antibiotic treatment, including local.

Interpretation of the result

  • Negative result: Absence of the bacteria or quantity below the detection threshold of the technique.
  • Positive result : Presence of the bacteria in the sample.
    If the quantity of bacteria is very low, we indicate this to you on the analysis report. Positive results must be interpreted in the clinical context, depending on the duration of development and possible treatments. The Scanelis test allows a quantitative assessment of the load. For an interpretation of the result in a clinical context, it is necessary to take into account a carriage rate which nevertheless remains low at around 2 to 3% of cats in communities (bibliographic data) with low bacterial loads.

Recent or ongoing antibiotic treatment at the time of collection may modify the sensitivity of the test and/or the bacterial load.

Do not hesitate to Contact Us for an interpretation of the quantitative result