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

Parvovirus (panleucopénie/typhus)

Quantitative detection of feline parvovirus (FPV) allowing a certain diagnosis of the feline panleukopenia including in a recently vaccinated animal.

Test indications

  • Diagnostic panleukopenia in an animal presenting clinical signs (acute or chronic digestive forms, sudden mortality, cerebellar ataxia, etc.).
  • Evaluation you epidemiological risk (highlighting viral circulation in communities).
  • Evaluation of the environmental contamination and followed by decontamination in an infected environment.

Test characteristics

Samples to be taken

  • Ecouvillon rectal (even in post mortem, dry swab without transport medium).
  • CSF, nervous tissue (nervous forms in kittens).
  • Environmental swab

Interpretation of the result

Some cats (especially the kittens and the community cats) are carriers of parvovirus in more or less significant quantities. The presence of viruses, whether wild or of vaccine origin does not allow a definitive diagnosis to be made in the absence of quantification of the viral load excreted. Quantitative results must be interpreted in a clinical and epidemiological context.

  • Negative result: Absence of virus or quantity below the detection threshold of the method. This result makes it possible to exclude panleukopenia, whatever the clinical form and duration of development.
  • Positive result :
    • Low or very low viral load: Virus carriage or vaccination trace. This result makes it possible to exclude panleukopenia.
    • Average viral load: This result concerns subacute or chronic forms of panleukopenia (development over more than 10-15 days) or carriage in highly infected environments (shelters). It is very rare to observe these loads in asymptomatic animals that have been recently vaccinated.
    • High or very high viral load: Compatible with panleukopenia.
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