Tritrichomonas foetus - PCR

LABOKLIN Service ID: 8999


cat: faeces
cattle: swab without medium (cervix), preputial wash


realtime PCR


1 - 3 days


  • Especially in cases of faecal incontinence in cats, an infection with Tritrichomonas foetus should be considered.
  • If anamnesis includes the following information „patient responded to therapy against Giardia, afterwards immediate recurrence“, it indicates Tritrichomonas foetus.
  • PCR is considered as the most sensitive and specific method for the detection of Tritrichomonas foetus. As T. foetus is excreted intermittently, it is recommended to send a pooled faecal sample (collected over a period of 3 days) for analysis.