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 canine patient has DEA 1.1 negative or positive blood has never been easier directly in your own clinic.
This allows for time critical information when a transfusion is needed, but also gives the clinic the opportunity to offer blood typing as part of routine testing in order to have this critical information on file.
How to test
- Insert a room temperature QuickVet®/RapidVet® DEA 1.1™ 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 how many drops of diluent is required and you add the required number of drops from the dropper bottle to the eppendorf 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.
Evaluating the result
If the dog is DEA 1.1 negative it may be used as donor for all dogs and if it is the recipient of a blood transfusion it should only receive blood from another DEA 1.1 negative dog.
If the dog is DEA 1.1 positive it may be used as donor for all DEA 1.1 positive dogs and if it is the recipient of a blood transfusion it can receive blood from both DEA 1.1 negative, positive and inconclusive dogs.
If the dog is DEA 1.1 inconclusive it may be used as donor for all DEA 1.1 positive dogs and if it is the recipient of a blood transfusion it should only receive blood from another DEA 1.1 negative dog.