This double antigen ELISA is based on the nucleocapsid and may be used to detect anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in multiple species.
Test specificity, evaluated on several species including horses, cattle, cats, dogs, sheep and goats, is excellent.
Limited validation data is currently available. IDvet is actively working to source known positive samples from non-human species, and we are open to collaborations with research groups. Please contact us to discuss!
Publication in collaboration with ANSES, France
« First detection and genome sequencing of SARS‐CoV‐2 in an infected cat in France »
The R&D team from IDvet recently collaborated with a team from ANSES, France (Dr Zientara and Dr Le Poder) to successfully demonstrate the presence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a cat sample.
We are pleased to inform you that this study has just been published in the scientific journal Transboundary Diseases(1).
Note: In this paper, the ID Screen® SARS-CoV-2-N IgG Indirect kit was used with a multi-species conjugate. Further studies, however, showed that these same cat sera were even more efficiently detected using the ID Screen® SARS-CoV-2 Double Antigen Multi-Species!
(1) Sailleau C, Dumarest M, Vanhomwegen J, et al. First detection and genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in an infected cat in France [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 5]. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2020;10.1111/tbed.13659.