Diagnostic Testing Service

Molecular Typing of Trypanosoma (PFS014)

Specimen type

EDTA whole blood


  • Trypanosoma cruzi infects many mammals including humans, domestic and wild animals. In humans and animals, the infection can be either asymptomatic or symptomatic
  • Trypanosoma brucei can lead to severe illness in cats, with clinical signs that may include fever, pale mucous membranes, ocular disorders (potentially resulting in blindness), and weakness.