Babesia vulpes


The BabVul dtec-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Babesia vulpes detection by using qPCR. Babesia (also called Nuttallia) is a genus of protozoan apicomplexan piroplasms that infect the blood and cause a parasitic, haemolytic disease known as babesiosis. After trypanosomes, Babesia is thought to be the second most common blood parasites of mammals. Babesia vulpes (formerly Theileria annae) is an organism capable of infecting dogs and foxes. It is transmitted by tick bites and can become a serious problem when endemic. There is a high prevalence of B. vulpes in red foxes across Europe, indicating foxes may act as a reservoir for this parasite.

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GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only

All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format

GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices