What is a PCR Test?

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a process that enables the production of virtually unlimited copies of genetic material in the laboratory. PCR testing identifies a pathogen based on the presence of the pathogen’s DNA or RNA in the patient specimen, before antibody can be detected, making it a useful diagnostic tool for early disease detection in sick animals. 

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Chlamydophila felis
  • Feline calicivirus (FCV)
  • Feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1; also known as feline rhinotracheitis virus)
  • Influenza
  • Mycoplasma felis

IDEXX RealPCR Tests

The IDEXX Canine Respiratory Disease (CRD) RealPCR Panel provides rapid, sensitive and specific identification for eight infectious agents—all at once. The IDEXX Feline Upper Respiratory Disease (URD) RealPCR Panel dramatically increases your chance of accurately identifying the origins of feline URD.

  • Canine code: 2524
  • Feline code: 2512
  • Equine code: 2740

https://www.idexx.com/en/veterinary/reference-laboratories/idexx-realpcr-tests/


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