Diagnostic Testing Service

Feline anemia panel (PFS007)

Specimen type

EDTA whole blood

Contents

  • Mycoplasma haemofelis causes lethargy, weakness, fever, intermittent pyrexia and anemia in infected cats.
  • Cats infected with Candidatus mycoplasma haemominutums how decreased red blood cells and hemoglobin, and anemia is less likely to occur.
  • Cats infected with Candidatus mycoplasma turicensis are usually asymptomatic.
  • Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Infected cats may show lameness, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, or difficulty breathing. Lyme disease can also affect the kidneys, joints, nervous system, and heart.
  • The direct Coombs test is used to test for autoimmune hemolytic anemia.