Trecento Diagnostics is at the forefront of DNA extraction and the use of urine in testing. The company will greatly advance the use of molecular science in veterinary care and the research into zoonotic diseases. Our test development pipeline is focused on disease conditions that develop quickly, where early diagnosis can make a major difference and will be the most help to veterinarians.
Each year, around 1.4 million Lyme disease tests are carried out in the UK. Around 5.2 million tests are carried out in the US, with 300,000 people being diagnosed with the disease. Due to climate change, it is one of the world’s fastest-growing diseases.
In a recent study, seven large commercial laboratories in the US were surveyed to determine Lyme disease testing frequency, practices, and results. The survey showed that approximately 3.4 million tests were conducted in 2008 at an estimated cost of $492 million; 62% in accordance with recommendations. It was estimated that 288,000 infections occurred among the 2.4 million patients from whom samples were submitted.
Lyme Disease Testing by Large Commercial Laboratories in the United States
Alison F. Hinckley Neeta P. Connally James I. Meek Barbara J. Johnson Melissa M. Kemperman, Katherine A. Feldman, Jennifer L. White, and Paul S. Mead.
Canine parvovirus is a contagious virus mainly affecting dogs. CPV is highly contagious and is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their feces. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases it is therefore vitally important the virus is identified as quickly as possible.
Babesiosis is the diseased state caused by the protozoal (single celled) parasites of the genus Babesia. Infection in a dog may occur by tick transmission, direct transmission via blood transfer from dog bites, blood transfusions, or transplacental transmission.
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that causes serious illness in dogs, other animals, and people. The disease is caused by spiral-shaped bacteria called leptospires that live in water or warm, wet soil. Initial signs of leptospirosis include fever, lethargy, and lack of appetite.
Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Dogs. Toxoplasmosis infection is caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). It is one of the most common parasitic diseases, and is known to affect nearly all warm-blooded animals and humans.
Canine respiratory screen
Infectious respiratory disease in dogs is a constant challenge because of the involvement of several pathogens and environmental factors.
These can include Pasteurella multocida, Bordetella bronchiseptica, streptococci, staphylococci, pseudomonads, and coliform bacteria which reside in the canine and feline nasal passages, nasopharynx, and upper trachea, and at least intermittently in the lungs.
Canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV) is a new coronavirus of dogs, which is widespread in North America, Japan, and several European countries. The virus is genetically and antigenically distinct from enteric canine coronavirus; therefore, specific new molecular tests are required for diagnosis.
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