DFV Test Ehrlichia
Immnunochromatographic device for the detection of specific antibodies against Ehrlichia canis in canine serum, plasma or
whole blood with anticoagulant.

A high level of antibodies against Ehrlichia canis indicates the possible presence of the parasite.

It is possible to assay serum, plasma and whole blood samples with anticoagulant (citrate, heparin or EDTA). Do not use highly haemolysed or coagulated samples. Samples are stable for up to 4 hours at room temperature and for up to 2 days at 2-8 ºC. Serum and plasma samples can be kept frozen for several months.

Bring sealed pouch and sample to room temperature only if they were kept in refrigeration. Remove the device from the pouch and place it on a flat surface once everything is ready to perform the assay. Important: Do not move the device until the assay has finalized.

1. Place 1 drop (20 µl) of whole blood, serum or plasma in the sample well (S) using the pipette. Check that the sample has penetrated the membrane.
2. Open the sample buffer vial and add its complete content to the sample well (S).
3. Read the results 10 minutes after the addition of the sample buffer.


Positive (+): One coloured band appears on the test area (T) and other on the control area (C). This result is positive although the band colours are weak.
Negative (-): A single coloured band appears on the control area (C).
Not Valid (NV): If no coloured band appears on the control area (C), it is recommended to repeat the assay with a new device.

CONTENTS: Anticoagulant tube (EDTA), 1 pipette, 1 buffer solution vial, usage instructions and envelope with test device.

Refrigeration is not needed. Do not freeze. The product is stable until the expiry date indicated on the pouch if is kept under adequate conditions. Do not use the product if the pouch is broken or if lines or stains are observed on the strip before using it.

pdfTechnical Data DFV Test Ehrlichia.pdf

Usage Instructions