Simple sample prep, then 3 easy steps with minimal “hands on time” to unambiguous blood typing result even in the middle of the night
Determining if a feline patient has A, B or AB blood type has never been easier, directly in your own clinic.
It allows the user to collect time critical information when a transfusion is needed. Moreover, clinics have the possibility to add blood typing to the routine test, in order to record this important information.
How to test
- Insert a room temperature QuickVet®/RapidVet® Feline Blood Typing™ Test Cartridge into the analyzer and enter the cartridge code found on the label of the foil pouch.
- Collect the sample using an evacuated or standard test EDTA tube. Mix by gently inverting the tube at least 5 times to ensure proper mixing.
- Measure the hematocrit of the blood and enter this value in the QuickVet® Specialty Analyzer™. The analyzer calculates the amount of blood needed to be added to the diluent tube supplied with the test.
- The instrument tells the user when it has heated the cartridge to 37 degrees centigrade and then prompts the user to enter the sample.
- You then add 100 micro liter of blood using a fixed volume pipette and the pipette tip supplied with the test. After mixing the sample, 100 micro liter of the diluted sample is added to the sample well on the cartridge.
- The blood is automatically drawn into the cartridge and automatically starts the test after 10 - 15 seconds.
- After approximately 5 minutes the result is displayed on the screen. You now have the option to print or record the result and discharge the cartridge.
- If the blood is intended for a transfusion you have the possibility, by pressing a button on the screen, to receive test result sensitive diagnostic guidance or to print a blood typing certificate for the customer.