The most relevant haemoplasma species is Mycoplasma haemofelis (formerly Haemobartonella felis), a Gram-negative epierythrocytic parasitic bacteria infecting cats. It is the causative agent of feline infectious anemia, a disease leading to massive bacteremia of red blood cells and severe haemolytic anaemia. The bacteria can be transmitted from one animal to another by blood-feeding arthropods, such as fleas and ticks. The assay can detect closely related haemoplasmas as Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum and Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis (previously classified also as Haemobartonella felis). Other haemoplasmas can be detected as well as M. haemocanis, M. coccoides, M. suis, M. wenyonii and M. parvum.
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