Q Fever/C. burnetii


C. burnetii has a worldwide occurrence with an increased prevalence in countries with dense cattle, sheep and goat populations. There are two independent infection cycles: wildlife and domestic, via ticks.

The animal infection, also called coxiellosis, is characterized by a subclinical phase with a relatively rare and sudden epidemic appearance of abortion.

Use of ELISA testing allows for the serological diagnosis of Q fever by detecting C. burnetii-specific antibodies. In fact, because of their ease and rapidity, ELISA tests have become the major techniques applied for herd monitoring on a routine basis.

Q Fever

Testing Solutions



IDEXX Q Fever Ab Test

Availability/Distribution: Outside the U.S.

The IDEXX Q Fever Ab Test is an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii in serum, plasma and milk samples of ruminants.


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IDEXX Q Fever Ab Test

Part Number: QFT1135T
(2 plates/strips)

  • Serum, plasma and milk samples of ruminants
  • Results within 2.5 hours
  • Adapted to automation (bovine, caprine, ovine)

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