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Canine and feline influenza RealPCR testing

Rapid, accurate, and specific diagnosis of the H3N2 flu strain, which may help contain the spread of disease

Available on all respiratory disease RealPCR panels at no additional charge and as a stand-alone test:

  • Respiratory Disease (CRD) RealPCR Panel (Comprehensive)—Canine (test code CRDD)
  • Influenza Virus RealPCR Panel—Canine (test code IFLU)
  • H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus RealPCR Test (test code H3N2)
  • Upper Respiratory Disease (URD) RealPCR Panel—Feline (test code FURD)


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Respiratory Disease (CRD) RealPCR Panel (Comprehensive)

Bordetella bronchiseptica, canine adenovirus type 2, canine distemper virus (CDV) Quant, canine herpesvirus (CHV-1), canine parainfluenza virus, canine pneumovirus, canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV), H3N2 canine influenza virus, influenza A virus (includes H1N1, H3N2, H3N8, H7N2), Mycoplasma cynos, and Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus RealPCR tests. Includes quantification of distemper viral particles if PCR positive. Includes influenza A strain identification if PCR positive.



Upper Respiratory Disease (URD) RealPCR Panel

Rapidly and accurately diagnose infectious causes of respiratory disease in dogs and cats. 

Comprehensive and relevant panels include both specific detection of currently active flu strains (e.g., H3N2 canine influenza virus) and monitoring for emerging strains. Quantitative distemper virus and feline herpesvirus results provide additional clinical insights.


Influenza Virus RealPCR Panel—Canine

H1N1 pandemic influenza virus, H3N2 canine influenza virus, H3N8 canine influenza virus, and influenza A virus RealPCR tests. Includes influenza A strain identification if PCR positive.



H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus RealPCR Test



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PCR testing is a service performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.