Canine heartworm disease is a chronic disease due to infection with Dirofilaria immitis larvae and worms. 6-7 month after infection adult female and male worms become apparent and can specifically be detected using the scil v-Diro assay. The clinical picture of the disease varies in affected dogs. Mild cases may be symptomatic but more severely affected patients can show different stages of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The parasite is endemic in many tropical and subtropical regions. Therefore regular prophylactictreatment is needed for the dogs as well as checks for infectious status using the scil v-Diro assay.
scil v-Diro Test Performance
*Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay
**compared to Knott test
scil v-Diro Test Procedure
- Take up the sample with the pipette and carefully put one drop (30 μl) of sample material into the sample well.
- Add two drops of the reagent from the reagent bottle into each sample well.
scil v-Diro Test Components
» scil v-Diro test cassette
» reagent bottle