VacciCheck

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

Antibodies are produced when an antigen such as virus or bacteria causes a response from the immune system. This can be triggered either by natural exposure or from vaccinations.

The routine administration of vaccine has resulted in desirable disease control for infections. Often left debatable is the frequency and the duration of protection.

VacciCheck measures and indicates the level of antibodies present towards the specific disease or from the previous vaccine shot. Hence, your dog or cat may not need an additional dose of vaccine against the specific disease tested if these antibodies are indicated to be presented.

VacciCheck for dogs, test for the presences of antibodies against Parvovirus, Distemper virus and Hepatitis. It does not test for the presence of antibodies against Leptospirosis.

In Singapore, dogs are generally given the core vaccine shots to protect them against Parvovirus, Distemper virus, Hepatitis and Leptospirosis. Vaccine for Leptospirosis requires more frequent boosters for reliable protection.

Scenario 1:
VacciCheck performed on my dog, indicated a good level of antibodies against Parvovirus, Distemper virus and Hepatitis.
Vet recommends proceeding with vaccine for Leptospirosis, core vaccine booster not required.

Scenario 2:
VacciCheck performed on my dog, indicated a non-ideal level of antibodies against any of the three, Parvovirus, Distemper virus and Hepatitis.
Vet recommends proceeding with core vaccine booster.

Cats are generally given core vaccine shots to protect them against Feline Panleukopenia virus (FPLV), Feline Calici virus (FCV) and Feline Herpes virus (FHV).

VacciCheck for cats, test for the presences of antibodies against FPLV, FCV and FHV.

Scenario 1:
VacciCheck performed on my cat, indicated positive antibodies against ALL three FPLV, FCV and FHV.
Vet recommends core vaccine booster not required.

Scenario 2:
VacciCheck performed on my cat, indicated a negative presence of antibodies against any one of
FPLV, FCV and FHV.
Vet recommends proceeding with core vaccine booster.

Procedure for test:
Small sample of blood (0.2ml – 0.5ml) will be collected from your cat or dog.
Results will be available within 1 hour after blood collection.

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