Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay tests, commonly referred to as ELISA snap tests are available at Martensville Veterinary Hospital. These tests can detect many disease with just 3 drops of blood and give results in 20 minutes. The tests have great sensitivity – catching most of the disease-positive pets. They also have good specificity – there are few falsely positive results. This ensure that your pet’s diagnosis is fast and accurate.
It is so reassuring to have a safe, fast and accurate test for common diseases. When negative, the result puts everyone’s mind at ease and allows us to focus on finding out what is wrong. When the snap tests are positive, they help us plan together on the best next steps helping to minimize pain and suffering. As many of the elisa tests detect contagious or transmissible diseases, they also help protect other pets in your household. Detecting some tick borne diseases early can also help keep humans safer- if we know, we can minimize the risk of disease transfer.
Rapid ELISA tests are available at Martensville Veterinary Hospital for the following diseases:
- Canine Parvovirus
- FIV and FeLV– Feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus
- Canine and Feline pancreas specific lipase (pancreatitis testing)
- Tick Borne diseases