Simple sample prep and then 3 easy steps with minimal “hands on time” to a highly precise and quantitative determination of the fibrinogen level in a sample
Determining the fibrinogen level of a dog quantitatively with high precision is now possible directly at the patient side or in your clinic.
This allows for faster treatment, allows you to follow the time course of an infection by repeated testing and improves the dialogue with the owner as decision may be based on diagnostic data obtained where and when you need them.
How to test
- Insert a room temperature QuickVet® Canine Fibrinogen™ Cartridges 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 tube containing 3.2 % or 3.8 % sodium citrate.
- Mix gently by inverting the tube at least 5 times to ensure proper mixing.
- Spin the blood sample to platelet poor plasma and take 100 micro liter of plasma using the fixed volume pipette and the pipette tip supplied in the pouch into the prefilled micro vial.
- Confirm that the sample has been obtained in a sodium citrate tube and prepared correctly by pressing the Next button on the screen.
- Enter the optional patient ID and sample ID and then press the Next button on the screen.
- When prompted by the instrument use the fixed volume pipette to dispense 100 micro liter of the diluted plasma into the sample well on the cartridge.
- The plasma will be drawn automatically into the cartridge and as soon as the instrument detects the plasma the test starts automatically.
- After approximately 10 minutes the result is displayed on the screen together with a graphical representation showing the result and the normality range.
- Print or record the result and discard the cartridge.
Evaluating the result
- Fibrinogen decrease can be detected in following cases:
- Indication of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
- Potential bleeding
- Liver problem
- Low level of fibrinogen below 1.2 g/L (hypofibrinogenemia) may indicate disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), potential bleeding or liver problems.
- Fibrinogen increase can be detected in following cases:
- Viral and bacterial infections
- Kidney disease
- Traumatic injuries
- Heart disease
- Canine pregnancy