News : 2015 : September

New Publication on CRP in Rabbits

Our work summarizing the application of quantitative IgM and IgG titers in tandem with C-reactive protein (CRP) quantitation in the diagnosis of Encephalitozoon cuniculi (ECUN) infection in rabbits was recently published in the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. Non-ECUN suspect rabbits exhibited normal CRP levels (mean: 16.5mg/L) whereas those rabbits suspected of having ECUN infection exhibited significantly higher levels (mean: 37.8mg/L). Some rabbits exhibited very high levels of CRP exceeding 200mg/L. When elevated CRP is used as part of a serological panel with IgM and IgG titers, the specificity and positive predictive value of the panel is greatly enhanced (up to 100%).

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