The DirImm dtec-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Dirofilaria immitis detection by using qPCR. Dirofilaria immitis (also known as heartworm or dog heartworm) is a parasitic roundworm, a type of filarial worm, that causes dirofilariasis. It is spread from host to host through the bites of mosquitoes. The definitive host is the dog, but it can also infect cats, wolves, coyotes, jackals, foxes, ferrets, bears, seals, sea lions and, under rare circumstances, humans. Adult heartworms often reside in the pulmonary arterial system as well as the heart, and a major health effect in the infected animal host is a manifestation of damage to its lung vessels and tissues. Infection may result in serious complications for the infected host if left untreated, eventually leading to death.
Kit Content and Prices
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