PCR detection of Demodex spp. in dogs and cats
A semiquantitative realtime PCR for the direct detection of canine and feline Demodex mites is now available at LABOKLIN. This PCR test is validated for all currently known species in dogs (D.canis, D.injai, D.cornei) and cats (D.cati, D.gatoi, D.felis).
Sample material: deep skin scrapings
Differentiation of dermatophytes via PCR
The LABOKLIN dermatophyte PCR has been further developed and improved now allowing differentiation of the dermatophyte species after a positive PCR result.
The new PCR is able to detect and differentiate the following dermatopyhtes: Microsporum (M.) canis, M. gypseum, M. persicolor, Trichophyton (T.) mentagrophytes, and T. equinum.
Sample material: hairs (hair roots!), skin scrapings, skin scales.
Test duration: 2-4 working days.
Detection of Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis - PCR now available
A realtime PCR test for the direct detection of Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis is now available at LABOKLIN.
Animal species: dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, ferret and other Canidae and Mustelidae
Sample material: superficial skin scrapings