Bartonella henselae


Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Bartonella henselae

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Standard PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)

SKU: PCR-00149-K Categories: , , ,


Bartonella henselae is a promiscuous Gram-negative bacterium that infects both cats and humans. When cats are infected, they show no symptoms, thus making it difficult for researchers to identify the disease. It is estimated that there are at least 24,000 cases of Cat Scratch Disease per year in the U.S. in humans.

The bacterium has different effects on immunocompromised individuals, such as AIDS patients, and immunocompetent individuals. In both types of people, bacteremia occurs, which is the presence of bacteria in the blood.

In immunocompetent individuals, Bartonella henselae can cause Cat Scratch Disease (CSD). Bartonella henselae is known to be the agent of bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatitis, septicemia, endocarditis, recurring fever, and neurological disorders. The latter symptoms are fatal when misdiagnosed and improperly treated.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes