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  • > FASTest® CHLAM Ag

    Applicable to

    Pig, Cat, Birds / Poultry, Dog, Horse, Cattle, Goat, Sheep, Deer

    FASTest® CHLAM Ag
    > Field of Application

    FASTest® CHLAM Ag is a rapid immunochromatographic test for the qualitative detection of Chlamydia spp. antigens in discharge, extracts, organs or feces of animals.

    > General

    Chlamydia are obligate intracellular bacteria in animals (low host specificity) and humans (high host specificity) world-wide. Chlamydia with zoonotic potential are C. psittaci, C. abortus, C. trachomatis and C. pneumoniae. Depending on country and species, chlamydiosis is a notifiable or reportable disease!

    In the cat, esp. in kittens, C. felis has an important role in the cat flu complex. Infection normally occurs via direct contact/droplet infection. Unilateral, sometimes bilateral serous-purulent conjunctivitis with a strong chemosis are typical. In principle, all cats of a population should be tested and positive cases treated (ABCD guidelines) and vaccinated after the clinical symptoms have disappeared (non-core vaccination). Untested and untreated animals can develop a carrier status with possible recurrences.

    In the bird (C. psittaci: psittacosis of psittacids; ornithosis of poultry and wild birds), infection occurs especially via feces, nasal discharge, droplet infection and contaminated dust. The clinical symptoms vary from ruffled feathers, emaciation, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract with eye and nasal discharge to light green coloured feces and diarrhoea with death in some cases. Latent infected psittacids are a considerable pathogen source for other birds and humans.

    In ruminants (cattle, sheep, goat; esp. C. abortus, C. pecorum, C. psittaci) infections often are subclinical. High abortion rates (in small ruminants mainly during second half of gestation), perinatal calf losses, subclinical mastitis as well as joint, hoof and limb diseases are a hint onto a population problem with chlamydia.

    In horses, C. abortus, C. pneumoniae were proven in conjunction with pneumonia, rhinitis, keratoconjunctivitis, abortion etc., but also in clinically healthy horses. Transmission is oral, aerogen, via mucosa, wounds or via mating as well as via nasal and bronchial discharge, abortion, sperm or urine.

    The dog (C. caviae, C. felis, C. psittaci, C. pneumoniae, C. trachomatis) gets infected via direct contact, droplet infection, uptake of bird feces or infected dead birds. Clinical symptoms (fever up to 42 °C, bronchopneumonia, cough, keratoconjunctivitis, inappetence, diarrhoea, vomitus or tonic-clonic attacks) are diverse and therefore often not associated with Chlamydia.

    Due to the highly infectious and zoonotic potential of Chlamydia spp. and the vague prevalence of some species, animals suspicious for chlamydiosis should be tested via FASTest® CHLAM Ag. Animals, especially dogs, with unclear clinic (exclusion diagnostics) should also be tested.

    The FASTest® CHLAM Ag gives a fast aetiological diagnosis of a Chlamydia spp. infection. Especially due to the often unclear symptoms and the high infectiveness for animal and human, an on-site test is necessary. As a consequence, appropriate treatment, vaccination and quarantine measures can be initiated immediately.


    Detection of


    Sample material:

    Discharge, extracts, organs or feces

    Test time/duration

    20 minutes


    Room temperature (15–25°C)


    93 %


    99.5 %

    Comparison method

    Cell culture

    Test procedure

    Rapid test

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    Art.-No. 730010RG1

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    1 test-kit with 10 test cassettes


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    1 package contains 12 test-kits with 2 test cassettes each