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  • IDEXX VetAutoread Haematology Analyser
    screening presurgical testing and general health checkups in house The IDEXX VetAutoread analyser connects to the IDEXX VetLab Station a laboratory information management system that collects all results into an electronic medical record and prints them on an integrated report for easy interpretation VetAutoread is a trademark of QBC Diagnostics Inc Test Menu How To Resources Available parameters Parameter Description Haematocrit Hct Calculated as the percentage of packed red cell volume to the total blood sample volume Reported as Hct Haemoglobin Hgb The calculation is derived from a measurement of the depth that the float descends into the packed red cells a function of red cell density and the haematocrit The analyser makes corrections for buffy coat volume Reported as Hgb g dL MCHC Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration haemoglobin haematocrit x 100 WBC This parameter combines the total granulocyte and lymphocyte monocyte measurements Reported as WBC x 10 9 L The analyser will also report 10 6 x mL and 10 3 x µL Total Granulocyte Count GRANS This buffy coat segment consists of granulocytes neutrophils eosinophils basophils The length of this band is converted into a total granulocyte count Reported as GRANS x 10 9 L Percentage Granulocytes Granulocytes expressed as a percentage of the total white cell count and displayed as GRANS Eosinophils EOS Neutrophils NEUT Only available for canine and bovine samples high levels of eosinophils 5 x 10 9 L can be recognised and quantified by the analyser In these cases the eosinophil count and neutrophil count by subtraction are printed after the GRANS Any basophils present are included in the neutrophil count Total Lymphocyte Monocyte Count L M Stained lymphocytes and monocytes comprise one segment of the buffy coat The length of this band is converted into a total lymphocyte monocyte count Reported as L M x 10 9 L Percentage Lymphs Monos Lymphocytes and monocytes can also be expressed as a of the total white cell count Displayed as L M Platelet Count PLT Stained platelets comprise the lowest density layer of the buffy coat The length of this band is converted into a numerical platelet count value Reported as PLT x 10 9 L Reticulocytes This parameter is only available for canine and feline samples expressed as a percentage of the RETICS haematocrit within the range of 0 2 x 4 0 Fibrinogen Fib Total plasma fibrinogen is reported as mg dL Run a fresh sample immediately before your patient s condition worsens Running a sample on the IDEXX VetAutoread analyser Prepare the sample Spin the sample in the IDEXX VetCentrifuge for five minutes Select the applicable species on the analyser insert the tube into the analyser s loading carriage and close the door That s it In one minute the analyser provides a species specific result The IDEXX Fibrinogen Precipitator The IDEXX Fibrinogen Precipitator is specifically designed for use with the IDEXX VetAutoread Haematology Analyser Its electronically controlled temperature range provides maximum consistency of plasma fibrinogen in the IDEXX VetTubes How to

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  • SNAP Heartworm Test
    then high antigen levels are present in the sample Negative Result Only the positive control spot develops colour Invalid Results Any amount of colour development in the sample spots indicates a positive result Negative Control safeguard against false positives If colour in the negative control spot is equal to or darker than the colour in the sample spots the result is invalid and the sample should be retested No Colour Development If the positive control does not develop colour repeat the test Background If the sample is allowed to flow past the activation circle background colour may result Some background colour is normal However if coloured background obscures the test result repeat the test How do the SNAP Heartworm kit components need to be stored Store at 2 25 C until expiration date All components must be at room temperature 15 25 C before running the test Do not heat Is whole blood acceptable for the SNAP Heartworm Test Whole blood can be used but it must be anticoagulated using EDTA or heparin Serum and plasma are also acceptable sample types I used the incorrect conjugate sample ratio Can I rely on the results I received We recommend rerunning the test with the exact ratio of conjugate sample listed in the package insert four drops of conjugate and three drops of sample What is the read time and is it really important The test result must be read eight minutes after the device is snapped The test does not contain stop solution and after eight minutes color development may occur that is not related to the sample Do not report results read after eight minutes My SNAP Heartworm Test has been out of the foil package for the day Can I still use it The SNAP Heartworm Test and any other SNAP test must be used within two hours of removing it from the foil package back to the top Heartworm Disease Questions and Answers The following answers include American Heartworm Society information used with permission What is heartworm disease Heartworm disease also called dirofilariasis is a preventable but serious and potentially fatal parasitic disease that primarily affects dogs and cats The heart and lungs are the major organs affected by heartworms in dogs Adult heartworms Dirofilaria immitis can be up to 14 inches long They live in the right side of the heart and the pulmonary arteries which connect the heart to the lungs Heartworms cause blockage and injury that may lead to heart failure and may damage other organs including the liver and kidneys A dog may harbor several hundred heartworms but in most cases the number is much lower Cats usually have smaller and fewer heartworms than dogs and often don t exhibit clinical signs until the disease is considerably advanced Occasionally heartworms are found in other animals such as foxes wolves and ferrets Heartworms can also lodge in the lungs of people and form nodules but their presence has not been associated with clinical disease How

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  • SNAP Parvo Test
    appears in the activation circle press firmly to activate You will hear a distinct snap 5 Read the test result 8 minutes from the time of activation View the package insert PDF for detailed instructions Interpreting Results Positive Result Colour development in the sample spot that is darker than the negative control indicates a positive result and the presence of parvovirus antigen in the sample Negative Result Colour development only in the positive control spot indicates a negative result Invalid Results Negative Control safeguard against false positives If colour in the negative control spot is equal to or darker than the colour in the sample spot the result is invalid and the sample should be retested No Colour Development If the positive control does not develop colour repeat the test Background If the sample is allowed to flow past the activation circle background colour may result Some background colour is normal However if coloured background obscures the test result repeat the test Resource List Test Information SNAP Parvo Test Kit Package Insert Using SNAP Test Kits Pet Owner Literature Canine Parvovirus How to Protect Your Pet Frequently asked questions about the SNAP Parvo Test Can samples be collected directly from the patient No The swab collection device is intended for use on external faecal samples only My SNAP Parvo Test has been out of the foil package for the day Can I still use it The SNAP Parvo Test and any other SNAP test must be used within two hours of removing it from the foil package Will vaccination interfere with the SNAP Parvo Test results In a recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin of 64 dogs vaccinated with six different modified live CPV 2 vaccines the SNAP Parvovirus Antigen Test did not detect CPV 2 in their faeces 1 A population of 64 beagles with low or no antibody to canine parvovirus 2 CPV 2 were vaccinated with one of five different combination vaccines Duramune Max 5 Ft Dodge Animal Health Progard 5 Intervet Vanguard Plus 5 L Pfizer Animal Health Recombitek C4 Merial Galaxy DA2PPv Schering Plough Animal Health or one monovalent product NEOPAR NEOTECH LLC containing modified live CPV 2 vaccine Faecal samples were collected on day 0 and on one or more of the following days 3 4 5 6 and 7 postvaccination All samples were tested for CPV 2 using the SNAP Parvo Test No cross reactivity was detected Read abstract PDF You have indicated before that the SNAP Parvo Test may cross react 4 15 days post vaccination Why is the information different now The information we derived from studies performed in the 1990s did indicate that there may be a potential interference with vaccinated canines 4 15 days post vaccination with other available assays However this recent University of Wisconsin study has shown that the SNAP Parvo Test does not detect CPV 2 in canine faeces Reference 1 Schultz RD Larson LJ Lorentzen LP Effects of modified live canine parvovirus vaccine

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  • SNAP Total T4 Test - IDEXX
    accurate in house testing option We ve thoroughly evaluated studied and refined the new SNAP Total T 4 Test so you can depend on your results To ensure optimal accuracy reliability and ease of use we invested more than five years in research and development The test was evaluated by 22 North American veterinary practices More than 1 300 patient samples have been tested on the SNAPshot Dx Analyser The reference intervals and interpretive information for the new SNAP Total T 4 Test are directly aligned and correlate extremely well with the IDEXX Reference Laboratories Total T4 test A collaborative approach in the research and development of the SNAP Total T4 Test has eliminated confusion in result interpretation from one methodology to the other Run the new SNAP Total T 4 Test on the SNAPshot Dx Analyser to get the benefit of proven ELISA technology State of the art digital imaging system and proprietary image analysis algorithms produce reliable accurate test results in your clinic Accurately quantifies total T 4 in either serum or plasma samples from dogs cats and horses A reliable and convenient option for screening and monitoring patients with thyroid disease using your in house laboratory Read the IDEXX SNAPshot Dx Analyser SNAP Total T 4 Performance Study PDF Resources and support materials for the SNAP Total T 4 Test 1 Following the on screen instructions on the SNAPshot Dx Analyser dispense 65 µL of sample into a disposable tube Make sure you use the purple pipette 2 Dispense 300 µL of conjugate into the same sample tube used in step 1 3 Gently invert the sample tube 4 5 times to mix 4 Incubate the sample tube for 5 minutes 5 Pour entire contents of sample tube into the sample well of the SNAP device 6 When colour first appears in the activation circle press the activator 7 Immediately load the SNAP device into an available port on the analyser NOTE So you ll always be prepared take a SNAP Total T 4 Test and conjugate out of the refrigerator in the morning to bring them to room temperature replace the test as you use it View the package insert for detailed instructions Interpreting Results Species Reference Intervals U S Units µg dL SI Units nmol L Canine 1 0 Low 13 Low 1 0 2 0 Low Normal 13 26 Low Normal 1 0 4 0 Normal 13 51 Normal 4 0 High 51 High 2 1 5 4 Therapeutic 27 69 Therapeutic Feline 0 8 Subnormal 10 Subnormal 0 8 4 7 Normal 10 60 Normal 2 3 4 7 Gray zone in old or symptomatic cats 30 60 Gray zone in old or symptomatic cats 4 7 Consistent with hyperthyroidism 60 Consistent with hyperthyroidism Equine 1 0 Low 13 Low 1 0 3 8 Normal 13 49 Normal 3 8 High 49 High Note 1 µg dL is equal to 12 87 nmol L Resource List Diagnosing and Managing Thyroid Disease in Dogs

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  • SNAP T4 Test
    RW Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction 3rd ed Philadelphia PA WB Saunders 2004 A reliable accurate in house testing option for immediate T 4 results The measurement of total thyroxine T 4 concentrations is a widely accepted screening tool for the analysis of thyroid function in veterinary medicine The SNAP T 4 Test allows you to measure T 4 concentrations in house providing the convenience of timely results and the ability to modify medications or diagnostic options during the patient appointment Correlation of IDEXX SNAP T 4 with radioimmunoassay 1 Each SNAP T 4 lot is tested with canine and feline serum from both healthy animals and those with thyroid disease The IDEXX internal calibration process ensures that each lot of T 4 maintains a high level of performance and will provide accurate results for patient samples across all areas of the range The data presented shows excellent clinical agreement between serum T 4 concentrations measured by the SNAP T 4 Test and radioimmunoassay RIA The correlation coefficient r is a measure of how well a linear equation depicts the relationship between two variables An r value of 0 92 indicates excellent overall agreement between T 4 concentrations measured by SNAP and T 4 concentrations measured by RIA 1 Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories Inc Westbrook ME USA Resources and support materials for the SNAP T 4 Test It s easy to use the SNAP T 4 Test 1 Pipette the sample serum or plasma and add the conjugate 2 Gently invert the tube 3 or 4 times to mix the sample and conjugate 3 Incubate the sample for 5 minutes 4 Pour the sample into the SNAP device 5 When colour first appears in the activation circle press firmly to activate You will hear a distinct snap 6 Insert the SNAP device into the analyser View the package insert for detailed instructions Interpreting Results Reference Range µg dL Reference Range nmol L Feline Canine Equine Feline Canine Equine Low 1 0 0 8 0 9 Low 13 10 12 Borderline Low 0 8 1 5 Borderline Low 10 20 Normal 1 0 5 0 1 6 5 0 0 9 2 8 Normal 13 64 21 64 12 36 Borderline High 2 5 5 0 Borderline High 32 64 High 5 0 5 0 2 8 High 64 64 36 Therapeutic Range 3 0 6 0 Therapeutic Range 39 77 Note 1 µg dL is equal to 12 87 nmol L Resource List Sample Preparation Poster Protocols T 4 Testing Protocols Frequently asked questions about the SNAP T 4 Test What does the SNAP T 4 Total T 4 Test measure The SNAP T 4 Total T 4 Test measures total thyroxine commonly referred to as total T 4 or T 4 What is hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is a syndrome resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones resulting in an increased basal metabolism Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrinopathy in cats but is very rare in dogs Common

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  • SNAP Cortisol Test
    102 084 option 1 option 2 For routine enquiries complete the online enquiry form Quick Links Protocols ACTH Stimulation Test Protocol High dose Dexamethasone Suppression Protocol Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Protocol Mitotane Lysodren Dosing and Monitoring ELISA Technology Capture Results with the SNAPshot Dx Analyser How to Order Tests News Events Time Changes Everything Ask how New SNAP fPL Test Available SNAP Cortisol Test Evaluate liver function begin treatment immediately Detect canine Cushing s Syndrome and Addison s Disease with the SNAP Cortisol Test Because it is fully quantitative you can continuously monitor treatment and evaluate your patients therapeutic responses The course of Cushing s Syndrome and its clinical signs progress slowly Pet owners typically report behaviours symptoms typical of Cushing s Syndrome for six years prior to seeking veterinary assistance because the signs are attributed to normal ageing rather than signs of disease Addison s Disease once thought to be rare is now suspected to be a more common canine endocrinopathy For use only with the SNAPshot Dx Analyser or the SNAP Reader Benefits Accuracy How To Resources Everyone benefits from accurate in house cortisol testing Use the SNAP Cortisol Test to Screen for Cushing s Syndrome and Addison s Disease With accurate and fast results in house you can begin treatment or follow up testing in the same visit Improve pet owner satisfaction With a five minute incubation time and results in as little as six minutes you have answers for your clients during their visit or when they pick up their pets Monitor medication Use the SNAP Cortisol Test as part of your protocol to help evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and adjust medications as necessary The SNAP Cortisol Test uses proven SNAP ELISA technology to ensure the accuracy you need for confident diagnoses Accurately assess adrenal function Get the convenience of timely results and the ability to initiate or modify therapy immediately by measuring cortisol concentrations in your patients using your in house laboratory Each SNAP Cortisol Test lot is tested with canine serum from healthy animals and from animals being tested for adrenal disease using either dexamethasone suppression or ACTH stimulation tests This IDEXX internal calibration process ensures that each SNAP Cortisol Test lot maintains a high level of performance and will provide accurate results for patient samples across all areas of the range Get a more accurate read on your SNAP tests with the SNAPshot Dx Analyser The SNAPshot Dx Analyser reads and interprets test results for you eliminating any doubts or subjectivity for more accurate consistent answers Cortisol correlation of the SNAP Reader 1 The data presented show excellent clinical agreement between serum cortisol concentrations measured by the SNAP Cortisol Test and radioimmunoassay RIA An r value of 0 97 indicates excellent overall agreement between cortisol concentrations measured by the SNAP test and cortisol concentrations measured by RIA Reference 1 Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories July 2003 Resources and support materials for the SNAP Cortisol Test Run a test in six easy

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  • SNAP Bile Acids Test
    the measurement of serum bile acids the SNAP Bile Acids Test lets you Assess liver function Identify occult liver disease Help rule out portosystemic shunts when test stimulation is normal Monitor response to treatment For use only with the SNAPshot Dx Analyser or the SNAP Reader Benefits Accuracy How To Resources Everyone benefits from accurate in house bile acids testing Here s why The SNAP Bile Acids Test is the most sensitive easiest to perform and most liver specific of the liver function tests Serum bile acids is a much more sensitive indicator of hepatic function than serum bilirubin or albumin which often return to normal long before liver function does The ability to evaluate liver disease in house during client visits enables you to provide immediate solutions for their pets and helps you build stronger client relations With fast in house results you can better manage your time by eliminating the need for pet owner callbacks and multiple appointments Confidently assess liver function In a 2005 method comparison study conducted by IDEXX Laboratories both preprandial and postprandial serum samples were collected from 861 patients 734 canine 127 feline and analysed for bile acids concentration Testing of each sample was performed on both the reference method Bile Acids L 3 K from DCL and the SNAP Bile Acids Test Overall agreement for both canine and feline patients combined 95 2 Based on the bile acids results from both methods 521 patients were low 192 patients were high 131 patients were inconclusive These results indicate that the SNAP Bile Acids Test used in combination with the patient s clinical signs and symptoms effectively allows the veterinarian to determine whether there is decreased liver function View the 2005 Method Comparison Study PDF Get a more accurate read on your SNAP tests with

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  • SNAP BVDV Test
    Call now to order Australia 1300 4 IDEXX 1300 44 33 99 Email aus lpd idexx com New Zealand 0800 102 084 Benefits Accuracy How To Resources Q A Fast easy an accurate testing for the detection of BVDV Rule out BVDV infection Test all new introductions to the herd newborn calves replacements and bulls Identify persistently infected PI animals in the herd Easy to run Flexible sample types ear notch or serum Run on farm or back at the clinic Simple test protocol utilises reliable IDEXX SNAP platform Rapid results in 20 minutes Diagnosis accurately for same day treatment recommendation Antigen test uses enzyme linked immunosorbent assay ELISA technology Dependable results for ear notch and serum samples The SNAP BVDV Test is a highly sensitive and specific test Its performance is matched to the widely used IDEXX BVDV Ag Test Sensitivity and Specificity Using the SNAP BVDV Test Before You Begin Allow all components to come to room temperature 18 30 C Test Procedures Large Ear Notch Serum Large Ear Notch Test 1 Dispense 1 5 mL of conjugate into a vial containing a single ear notch 2 Cap vial and swirl gently to soak ear notch 3 Incubate vial at room temperature 18 30 C for at least 10 minutes range 10 60 minutes 4 Pour liquid contents of the vial into the sample well of the SNAP device 5 When colour first appears in the activation circle may take 15 60 seconds press firmly to activate You will hear a distinct snap Note some liquid may remain in the sample well 6 Wait 10 minutes then read results range 10 15 minutes Serum Test Heater block available through IDEXX required for use with serum sample Please contact your IDEXX representative for more information 1 Dispense 3 drops 150 µL of serum sample into a sample tube using a fresh pipette dispense 6 drops 200 µL of conjugate into the sample tube 2 Cap the sample tube and gently invert 3 5 times to mix 3 Place the sample tube in a heater block and incubate for 10 minutes at 45 C range 10 20 minutes 4 Pour the contents of the sample tube into the sample well of the SNAP device 5 When colour first appears in the activation circle may take 15 60 seconds press firmly to activate You will hear a distinct snap Note some liquid may remain in the sample well 6 Wait 10 minutes then read results range 10 15 minutes Interpreting Results Assay is valid if Positive control spot is blue Negative control spot has no colour development Positive Negative For more information please review the product insert PDF Questions and answers about the SNAP BVDV Test What is the SNAP BVDV Test An easy to use test that detects high levels of bovine viral diarrhoea virus BVDV antigen in ear notch and serum samples within 20 minutes The test is based on the same trusted enzyme linked immunosorbent assay ELISA technology

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