Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)
Heartworm disease in dogs and cats is caused by transmission of the parasite Dirofilaria immitis through the bite of infected mosquitoes. When fully grown in the host dog or cat the worms can be up to a foot long, and are found in the right side of the heart and pulmonary arteries where they can cause lung disease and heart failure.
Sample Type: Serum or plasma | Test Time: Approximately 15 minutes
The DiroCHEK® test kit is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of antigen to adult Dirofilaria immitis in canine and feline plasma or serum.
WITNESS® Dirofilaria/WITNESS® HW
Sample Type: Anticoagulated whole blood, plasma or serum | Test Time: Approximately 10 minutes
WITNESS® Dirofilaria/WITNESS® HW is a simple, in-clinic Rapid Immuno Migration (RIM™) test that detects the presence of antigen to adult Dirofilaria immitis. The test can be used with canine and feline plasma, serum or anticoagulated whole blood samples.