The Feline Corona Virus Antibody Rapid Test is a test cassette to detect the presence of Feline Corona virus antibody (FCoV Ab) in cat’s blood specimen, to provide a reference for diagnosis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) infection.
Assay Time: 5-10 minutes
Specimen: Serum, plasma or whole blood
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is a positive-stranded RNA virus that is infectious to cats worldwide. This virus is part of the species Alphacoronavirus 1 of the genus Alphacoronavirus belonging to the virus family Coronaviridae. Alphacoronavirus 1 also includes the canine coronavirus (CCoV) and the porcine transmissible gastroenteritis coronavirus (TGEV). It has two different forms; the FECV (feline enteric coronavirus) that infects the intestines and the FIPV (feline infectious peritonitis virus) that causes the disease feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).
Feline coronavirus is typically shed in feces by healthy cats and transmitted by the fecal-oral route to other cats. In environments with multiple cats, the transmission rate is much higher compared to single-cat environments. The virus is insignificant until mutations cause the virus to be transformed from FECV to FIPV. FIPV causes feline infectious peritonitis, for which there is no known cure; treatment is generally symptomatic and palliative only.