Diagnostic test for Canine Influenza virus CIV Ag for dogs

Canine influenza (CIV) is caused by varieties of highly contagious influenzavirus A. Because of the lack of previous exposure to this virus, dogs have no natural immunity to it. There are several symptoms all owners should be aware of. Dog flu cases range from mild to severe and, unlike human influenzas, are not seasonal. Like human forms of influenza, dog flu is airborne. Symptoms of CIV include: coughing, greenish nasal or ocular discharge, sneezing, high fever, lethargy and reduced appetite. Fatal cases of pneumonia resulting from infection with canine influenza virus have been reported in dogs, but the fatality rate is low (less than 10%). Most dogs recover in 2-3 weeks. There is no cure for dog flu. Treatment largely consists of supportive care which helps to keep the dog hydrated and comfortable while its body then mounts an immune response to the infection to facilitate recovery.
No human infections with canine influenza have ever been reported.

REDTEST test device
Assay buffer

Diagnostic test for Canine Influenza virus CIV Ag

Sample material:
Nasal/ocular discharge
Anus secretions
Diagnostic test contains the following components:
  • REDTEST test device
  • Disposable dropper
  • Assay buffer
  • Cotton swab
  • Instruction of use

How to perform the CIV Ag test?

Unpack the test

Remove the test device from the sealed pouch and place it on the flat surface

Apply the solution

Collect the sample with a swab and mix it with the assay buffer. Add 3 drop of prepared sample to the sample well.


Interpret the test results after 5-10 minutes.
Results read earlier or later may be falsified

Interpretation of the results

Positive result: two colored lines will appear - in the test line zone and control line zone
Negative result: only one colored line will appear in the control line zone
Invalid result: the colored line does not appear in the control line zone

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