Use of a polymerase chain reaction assay to detect and differentiate two strains of Haemobartonella felis in naturally infected cats.

@article{Jensen2001UseOA,
  title={Use of a polymerase chain reaction assay to detect and differentiate two strains of Haemobartonella felis in naturally infected cats.},
  author={Wayne A. Jensen and Michael Lappin and Sherwin Kamkar and William J. Reagan},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={604-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay that detects and differentiates the Ohio strain of Haemobartonella felis (H. felis-OH) and the California strain of H. felis (H. felis-CA) and to apply the assay to blood samples from cats with and without suspected haemobartonellosis (suspect and control cats, respectively). SAMPLE POPULATION 220 blood samples were examined; 82 were from suspect cats, and 138 were from control cats. PROCEDURE A PCR assay was designed to detect… CONTINUE READING