Institute of Tropical Medicine

Overview of available tests on samples of animal origins

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Analysis
Method
Species
Sample specification
freq./delay
Price*
Administration cost
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Dirofilaria immitis antigen
witness test
canine
blood/serum/plasma
1 week
40
5
Microfilaria Enrichment
microscopie (Knott)
canine
volbloed (EDTA)
1 week
20
-
Erlichia canis antibodies
witness test
canine and feline
volbloed/serum/plasma
1 week
40
5
Fasciola antibodies
IHA
-
serum
once or twice per week
25
-
Leishmania antibodies
direct agglutination
canine
serum
once per week
25
-
Giardia copro-Antigen test
Rapid enzyme immuno essay
canine and feline
faeces (fresh, frozen or stored in the fridge)
once per week
40
5
Trypanosoma evansi antibodies**
Card Agglutination Test
all mammals
serum
once per week
 32
6
Trypanosoma evansi parasitological examination of bloodsmear**
microscopy
all mammals
blood smear
once per week
32
 6
Trypanosoma evansi PCR**
PCR
all mammals
whole blood (EDTA/heparin)
on demand - 1 week
on demand
6

Trypanosoma evansi antibodies**

ELISA
Equidae Camelidae
serum/plasma
on demand - 1 week
on demand
6

* VAT excluded.

** Due to the lack of sensitivity (20%) a parasitological request for T.evansi is always combined with an antibody detection test. Mention your VAT number. For EU countries, submission forms lacking a VAT number will be submitted to 21% VAT.

*** charged once per request