Most Asked Questions
What is PCR?
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing identifies the presence of a pathogen’s DNA or RNA in a patient specimen. PCR is highly sensitive and specific testing that can confirm the actual presence of an organism.
Are vaccinated animals will show positive results?
NO, Our PCR includes a quantitative measure of viral load to allow discrimination between vaccine interference and natural infection with the virus.
What is Real-time PCR means?
Real-time PCR is a closed-tube system that delivers shorter assay run times, virtually eliminates false positives, and provides quantitative results that are both faster and more sensitive than conventional PCR.
How early can PCR detects the infection?
Very early stages, in simple words: PCR shows positive in infected animals before antibody can be detected.
Rapid tests show negative results but the animal show signs of disease, is it worth doing PCR?
YES definitely, we have lots of recorded cases where the rapid test failed to detect the infection, and PCR results were inclusive to save the animal's life.
Why Choose PCR Testing at Karas Veterinary Clinic?
- Early Detection and Accurate Diagnosis:
PCR testing at our clinic enables early detection of various infections in animals, even before the antibodies can be detected. This means that we can diagnose and treat your pet's condition at the earliest possible stage, improving their chances of recovery and reducing the risk of complications.
- Comprehensive Range of Tests:
We offer an extensive range of PCR tests covering various feline and canine diseases. This allows us to identify the exact cause of your pet's symptoms and provide the most appropriate treatment. Our tests cover respiratory, gastrointestinal, anemia, and infectious diseases, ensuring comprehensive diagnostic services for your pet.
- Highly Skilled and Experienced Team:
Our team of veterinary professionals is highly skilled and experienced in performing PCR tests. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure accurate and reliable results. Our team will guide you through the testing process and provide the necessary support to ensure your pet receives the best possible care.
- Quantitative Results and No Vaccine Interference:
Our PCR tests provide quantitative results, which help us assess the severity of the infection and monitor your pet's progress during treatment. Additionally, our tests can differentiate between vaccine interference and natural infections, ensuring accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans.
- Rapid Results and Faster Treatment:
Real-time PCR testing at Karas Veterinary Clinic delivers faster results than conventional PCR, enabling quicker diagnosis and treatment for your pet. With rapid and accurate results, we can provide the most appropriate care for your pet without delay.
Choose Karas Veterinary Clinic for all your pet's PCR testing needs. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for your pets, using advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to ensure their health and well-being. Contact us today to learn more about our PCR testing services and how they can benefit your pet.