Beak and Feather Disease Virus (BFDV/PBFD)

Chlamydia psittaci

Psittacid polyomavirus


HDV virus and Variant (RHDV1+RHDV2)

Quantitative analysis and strain typing (vaccinal/infectious) allowing a reliable diagnosis on recently vaccinated animals, regardless of the vaccine used (vaccine strains available on the French veterinary market).

Test indications

  • Diagnosis of distemper in dogs, the ferret.
  • Post diagnostic monitoring.
  • Evaluation you epidemiological risk (highlighting viral circulation in communities).

Test characteristics

  • Real-time PCR
  • Detection threshold
  • Quantitative analysis (on request, Contact Us)
  • Typing of ALL vaccine strains (distinction of infectious strains from all vaccine strains available on the French veterinary market).

Samples to be taken

  • Sang acid EDTA (whatever the clinical form)
  • Blood and LCR on EDTA for pure nervous forms
  • Sang acid EDTA and conjunctival or oropharyngeal cells (swabs) in the presence of respiratory signs (possibility of also carrying out a diagnosis of kennel cough)
  • Kidney, spleen, liver, lung post-mortem (unfixed)
    In chronic forms, it is recommended to take several samples (blood and other samples depending on clinical signs).
  • Post-diagnostic monitoring, it is best to look for the virus on a mixture of samples (blood, urine, conjunctival and oropharyngeal cells).

Interpretation of the result

Information regarding the vaccines used as well as the dates of vaccination are necessary for the interpretation of the result (to be indicated on the analysis request form).

  • Positive result : Compatible with distemper or viral circulation.
  • Low vaccine virus load : Identification of the vaccine strain, probably linked to a recent vaccination.
  • Negative result: Absence of distemper virus in the sample or quantity below the detection threshold. Allows you to exclude an acute form of distemper.
Do not hesitate to Contact Us for an interpretation of the quantitative result