The Fluorescence Immunity Cardiovascular test is a diagnostic tool used to evaluate the cardiovascular system in cats. This test measures the concentration of specific serum antibodies and cytokines in feline blood samples, which helps evaluate immune health and identify any inflammation of the cardiovascular system. The FII cardiovascular test can also help diagnose and monitor many cardiovascular conditions, including cardiomyopathy, endocarditis, and pericarditis. By analyzing antibody and cytokine levels, veterinarians can identify and diagnose these conditions earlier and, as a result, prescribe appropriate treatments or medications to manage the symptoms of cardiovascular disease in cats. This test is often used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools, including ECGs, echocardiograms, and chest X-rays, to achieve a more accurate diagnosis.
The frequency of cardiovascular tests for cats depends on their breed, age, and medical history. Generally, senior cats or cats with previously known cardiovascular issues should be tested annually. Still, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian for specific recommendations.
The turnaround time for the Fluorescence Immunity Cardiovascular test depends on the laboratory that performs the test. However, quick results are possible in some cases, and veterinarians may have the results within a few days to a week.