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    FASTest® SARS-CoV-2 Ag
    > Field of Application

    FASTest® SARS-CoV-2 Ag is a rapid immunochromatographic test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens in nasal and/or throat secretions of the cat.

    > General

    SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the group of β-coronaviruses and causes COVID-19 in humans. Individual transmissions to the cat are reported. However, transmission from cats to humans has not yet been confirmed. Until this is finally clarified, a potential risk of transmission can be assumed (risk of zoonosis). In accordance with the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), the risk of transmission from susceptible pets to humans is considered to be low (source: FLI 04/2020).

    The Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) belongs to the group of α-coronaviruses and has no serological cross-reactivity to SARS-CoV-2.

    By testing antigen in nasal or throat secretions, more infected animals can be identified: The antigen detection can be positive shortly after the incubation phase (2–14 days, Ø 5 days*) if IgG cannot yet be detected. This means that infected animals can be isolated at an early stage.

    The present test provides valuable information about a possible infection of cats with SARS-CoV-2. However, it can only be used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens in nasal and/or throat swabs. Clarification of a positive test result by RT-PCR is always necessary to determine an infection. In Germany, due to reporting requirements if positive results occur, clarification by the National Reference Laboratory for SARS-CoV-2 infections in domestic animals at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Riems Island, is mandatory. Please check the requirements of your country!

    Based on specific monoclonal antibodies, the FASTest® SARS-CoV-2 Ag is an important diagnostic tool for the clarification of clinical suspected SARS-CoV-2 cases in cats.

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    Detection of


    Sample material:

    Nasal and/or throat secretions

    Test time/duration

    15 minutes


    Room temperature (15–25°C)





    Comparison method


    Test procedure

    Rapid test

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