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

Blood hemoplasms

Research of Mycoplasma haemofelis (large form) and A candidate for Mycoplasma haemominuta (small form) by real-time PCR.

Test indications

  • Diagnosis of feline hemobartonellosis.
  • Bacterial load monitoring per and post-antibiotic treatment.
  • Detection of asymptomatic carriers.

Test characteristics

Samples to be taken

  • Diagnosis of feline hemobartonellosis: whole blood (EDTA), bone marrow, spleen or liver biopsies.
  • Monitoring treatment effectiveness: whole blood (EDTA).
  • Screening of healthy carriers: whole blood (EDTA), bone marrow, spleen aspirates.

Interpretation of the result

  • Negative result: Absence of the bacteria(s) or quantity below the detection threshold of the technique. Allows the exclusion of clinical hemobartonellosis.
  • Positive result : It is interpreted according to the type of hemobartonella detected and its load. A high load of the large or small form of hemobartonella is compatible with a clinical form, whereas a very low load is not. The interpretation of a positive result in small form is sometimes delicate, even if the load detected is average, because some cats tolerate relatively high loads without reporting associated clinical signs.
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