The LeiInf dtec-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Leishmania infantum (Leishmania donovani complex) detection by using qPCR. Leishmania infantum (syn. L. chagasi) is a flagellated protist and one of the causative agents of the visceral leishmaniasis in the Mediterranean region and in Latin America. Leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease, being wild canids and domestic dogs are the natural reservoir of this organism. Transmission is predominantly vector-borne, but vertical transmission between hounds has been confirmed. Visceral leishmaniasis, caused by L. infantum and L. donovani, is the most severe form of human leishmaniasis and it is often lethal if left untreated. Visceral leishmaniasis infections are often recognized by fever, swelling of the liver and spleen, and anemia. In dogs, L. infantum, is the most common and important cause of canine leishmaniasis worldwide. Treatment of canine leishmaniasis is less effective than the treatment developed for human use, since no drug has proven to be consistently curative for visceral leishmaniasis in dogs.
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