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  • LaserCyte Haematology Analyser
    measured four other detectors are measuring the quantity of light bouncing off the ball The dimpled design of a golf ball will refract light differently than the seamed design of a basketball Therefore in this analogy the golf ball would be classified as a different cell from the basketball The four detectors quantify the scatter of light from each cell to measure size complexity granularity and light absorption the same qualities a pathologist would examine when looking at a blood film The LaserCyte analyser provides the data needed for a more complete diagnosis because it can Analyse red blood cells Arrive at an absolute reticulocyte count Analyse the full five part white cell differential Advantages of laser flow cytometry Because a laser flow cytometry based analyser evaluates multiple parameters nuclear and cytoplasmic material of red blood cells white blood cells and platelets it produces more accurate and reliable counts than other systems Clumped cells or platelets can be detected and ignored which prevents interference with other cell counts Large platelets frequently encountered in cats can be distinguished from erythrocytes due to difference in the scatter of light caused by the platelet granules Laser flow cytometry based analysers are able to rapidly count large numbers 200 000 of erythrocytes which are needed to produce accurate and repeatable reticulocyte counts View the LaserCyte Analyser Case Study Book and Technical Guide PDF for detailed information on the LaserCyte analyser including case studies dot plots and laser flow cytometry technology LaserCyte Analyser Specifications Parameters 24 Hct RBC Hgb MCV MCH MCHC RDW reticulocytes absolute number and percentage WBC neutrophils number and percentage lymphocytes number and percentage monocytes number and percentage eosinophils number and percentage basophils number and percentage and platelets number MPV PDW and PCT Units Conventional or SI units Sample Size 95 µL whole blood with EDTA anticoagulant is used per evaluation 500 µL of whole blood in a 13 mm x 74 mm IDEXX VetCollect tube is required Time to Results The LaserCyte analyzer will return resutls in approximately 10 minutes Reagents The CBC5R kit includes 50 CBC5R tubes 50 IDEXX VetCollect 1 mL draw sample collection tubes one tube of enzymatic wash solution one discard tube and one bottle of sheath reagent Calibration Performed at IDEXX Lot specific reagent information is bar coded onto each consumable tube Internal Standard Each CBC5R tube has a set number of qualiBeads qualiBeads are known particles with specific characteristics that are used by the analyser as an internal standard to verify pipetting accuracy and laser performance Sample Flow Cell 250 micron quartz cuvette using focused flow hydrodynamics to create a single cell stream Operating Temperature Instrument 15º 27ºC 60º 80ºF Dimensions LaserCyte analyser width x depth x height 34 x 36 x 33 cm Net Weight LaserCyte analyser 8 kg 17 lb LaserCyte Analyser Parameters The LaserCyte Haematology Analyser offers a full menu of haematology parameters and prints all your IDEXX VetLab in house analyser results in one comprehensive report The report provides a complete

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  • SNAPshot Dx Analyser
    on proven SNAP ELISA technology and an advanced optical system Provide Real Time Care to patients and clients The SNAPshot Dx Analyser connects to the IDEXX VetLab Station Laboratory Information Management System to provide All your diagnostic information in one comprehensive patient report Access to IDEXX SmartService Solutions remote troubleshooting for your IDEXX VetLab analysers that saves time and helps keep your laboratory running smoothly Watch the SNAPshot Dx analyzer demonstration video Benefits Technology Test Menu How To Resources Automation creates a smoother easier work flow Multiple patient testing saves time The SNAPshot Dx Analyser can read two SNAP devices at the same time and you don t have to wait for the results Simply load the tests and walk away Automation ensures consistency The SNAPshot Dx Analyser reads the test results for you at the appropriate time and automatically downloads them to the patient s record All test results are in one place for a clearer look at the patient s health status Answers during your patient s visit The SNAPshot Dx Analyser not only gives you answers within minutes but the integrated diagnostic report allows you to make treatment decisions and begin care before patients leave your clinic Taking trusted SNAP ELISA technology one step further IDEXX SNAP devices are based on accurate trusted ELISA technology The SNAPshot Dx Analyser takes the advantages of ELISA technology one step further Reads and interprets test results for you for consistent accurate results every time Automatic self check for each SNAP test at the beginning of each run Uses a cutting edge optical system for better LED illumination Captures images with a state of the art digital camera IDEXX SNAPshot Dx Analyser Specifications Dimensions Width 8 1 inches 20 5 cm Depth 11 4 inches 29 cm Height 12 8 inches 32 5 cm Weight 9 4 pounds 4 25 kg Power Supply External power supply adapter Input 100 240 V AC 50 60 Hz 1500 mA Output 24 V DC 2500 mA Consumption Operating maximum 60 W typical 44 W System Description Type Digital Imaging System Light source LEDs Wavelength 640 nm Operating Conditions Temperature 19º 27ºC 66 81ºF Relative Humidity 30 85 Storage Conditions Temperature 17º 32ºC 63 90ºF Relative Humidity 20 85 Running SNAP tests is now easier and faster Tests Disease Benefits SNAP Total T 4 Test hypothyroidism hyperthyroidism Screen for hyperthyroidism and presumptive hypothyroidism and quickly monitor medications use plasma for quicker results SNAP Cortisol Test Cushing s Syndrome Addison s Disease Screen for diseases and monitor long term medications for quick adjustments as necessary SNAP Bile Acids Test liver dysfunction Quickly assess liver function Recommend further diagnostics based on results to help diagnose disease such as portosystemic shunts SNAP cPL Test canine pancreatitis Diagnose or rule out canine pancreatitis SNAP Heartworm RT Test heartworm Screen for canine heartworm SNAP Feline Triple Test feline leukemia virus feline immunodeficiency virus feline heartworm Screen for three feline infectious diseases with just one blood sample SNAP FIV FeLV Combo

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  • VetLyte Electrolyte Analyser
    Expert Feedback Support IDEXX Internal Medicine Consultants Phone AUS 1300 4 IDEXX 1300 44 33 99 option 1 option 2 Phone NZ 0800 102 084 option 1 option 2 For routine enquiries complete the online enquiry form Quick Links IDEXX VetLab Station VetLyte Electrolyte Analyser Test every patient for sodium potassium and chloride when you re Performing wellness and preanaesthetic testing Choosing the right IV fluid Responding to emergencies Diagnosing certain diseases Fast analysis and superior economics for high volume testing make the VetLyte Electrolyte Analyser ideal for general health checkups and hydration therapy Test Menu How To Resources Monitor electrolytes Sample Type Available Units Dynamic Range Parameter Whole Blood Plasma Serum Default Other Default Units Na mmol L 100 180 K mmol L 0 8 10 Cl mmol L 50 160 Use the IDEXX VetLyte Electrolyte Analyser to monitor electrolytes when these conditions are present Imbalance Common Causes Hypokalaemia Chronic vomiting and diarrhoea Post corticosteroid administration Cushing s syndrome Hyperkalaemia Acute renal failure Addison s disease Urethral obstruction Diabetic ketoacidosis Hyponatraemia Severe vomiting and diarrhoea Chronic renal failure Addison s disease Overhydration Hypernatraemia Increased salt intake Fluid loss exceeds sodium loss Vomiting and diarrhoea Diabetes melitus Cushing s syndrome Hypochloraemia Metabolic alkalosis Overhydration Hyperchloraemia Diarrhoea Renal failure Diabetic ketoacidosis Ethylene glycol poisoning Running the VetLyte Electrolyte Analyser You can use whole blood serum or plasma samples on the VetLyte analyser From the Analyser Sample screen press Yes and select the desired species Open the sample door and wait until the analyser displays Introduce Sample Introduce the sample to the sample probe The sample is automatically aspirated When the VetLyte analyser displays Wipe probe Close Sample Door remove the sample and wipe the sample probe with a lint free wipe Close the sample door After approximately 35 seconds results are

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  • VetStat Electrolyte and Blood Gas Analyser
    fluid to administer during routine surgical procedures and what infusion rate is recommended Lactated Ringer s solution at a rate of 10 mL kg hr often is recommended for this purpose If you wish to read more details about this recommendation please consult Peter Pascoe s excellent chapter entitled Perioperative management of fluid therapy in S P DiBartola Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice 3rd edition Elsevier St Louis 2006 pp 406 408 Is it safe to heat fluids in a microwave First it is entirely appropriate and safe to administer fluids at room temperature to small animals If you feel it necessary however you can heat crystalloid fluids in a microwave as long as you carefully determine the appropriate settings on your particular microwave to heat fluid to no higher than body temperature and carefully invert the bag several times to completely mix the fluid and avoid any pockets of excessive heat within the fluid in the bag Is lactated Ringer s solution safe in patients with liver disease Administering lactate as a salt the form present in lactated Ringer s solution cannot directly cause lactic acidosis Rather the ability of the hypoxic liver to metabolize lactate is sometimes questioned In most situations administering lactated Ringer s solution probably is beneficial because any tendency toward lactate accumulation is likely to be offset by improved hepatic perfusion and oxygen delivery as a result of extracellular fluid volume expansion What is the most KCl you can safely add to fluids to be administered intravenously Potassium can be used in concentrations up to 30 to 35 mEq L in crystalloid fluids that are intended for subcutaneous use When supplementing crystalloid fluids with KCl for intravenous use we traditionally have followed the sliding scale shown below that was developed by Dr Richard Scott at the Animal Medical Center in the 1970s Intravenous potassium supplementation should NOT exceed 0 5 mEq kg hr Guidelines for routine intravenous supplementation of potassium Serum potassium concentration mEq L mEq KCl to add to 250 mL fluid mEq KCl to add to 1 liter fluid Maximal fluid infusion rate mL kg hr 2 0 20 80 6 2 1 2 5 15 60 8 2 6 3 0 10 40 12 3 1 3 5 7 28 18 3 6 5 0 5 20 25 In dogs and cats What is the rationale behind hypotonic maintenance fluids Maintenance solutions contain less sodium and more potassium than replacement fluids Many maintenance solutions contain approximately 50 mEq sodium per liter Consider a 10 kg dog with 6 L of total body water Four liters is intracellular fluid with a sodium concentration of 10 mEq L total of 40 mEq and 2 liters is extracellular fluid with a sodium concentration of 140 mEq L total of 280 mEq So the average sodium concentration of the total body water is approximately 320 mEq divided by 6 liters or 53 mEq L Thus maintenance solutions provide a sodium concentration approximating the average sodium concentration of total body water However this same approach can t be applied to potassium because excessively rapid intravenous administration of solutions containing large amounts of potassium can be lethal see question above the maximum safe intravenous infusion rate for potassium is 0 5 mEq kg hr This is why most maintenance solutions do not contain more than 15 mEq L of potassium Note that these maintenance solutions typically are hypotonic For example 0 45 NaCl has an osmolality of 154 mOsm kg A solution of 0 45 NaCl in 2 5 dextrose has an osmolality of 280 mOsm kg but the dextrose is metabolized by the body rendering this solution effectively hypotonic Can colloids be piggybacked with crystalloids Use colloids when you want to keep as much of the administered fluid in the vessels as possible remember that crystalloids rapidly within 15 minutes distribute to the interstitial space and over several hours distribute to total body water A colloid is a large molecular weight substance that will stay in the circulating space longer and hence may be indicated in shock patients that require rapid and effective support of their circulating volume Another situation where you may want to use a colloid is with a patient with low oncotic pressure due to hypoalbuminemia The colloid will provide oncotic support in such patients and help hold fluid and electrolytes in the vascular space Both dextrans and hetastarch typically are supplied in 0 9 NaCl solutions More information on colloids is found in Chapters 17 and 27 of S P DiBartola Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice 3rd edition Elsevier St Louis 2006 Can you give too much fluid Yes If the animal is normal however the body is very forgiving of receiving an excess volume of fluid As long as cardiac pump function and urine output are normal you are unlikely to experience problems Many patients probably have benefited from getting a little more fluid than they needed as opposed to not enough fluid You can however quickly get into trouble and cause overhydration in patients with heart failure and those with pathologic oliguria e g oligoanuric acute renal failure patients back to the top Acid Based Disorders Questions and Answers The questions and answers that follow are in response to questions received from the IDEXX sponsored Webinar Advanced Fluid Therapy An Interactive Case Review of Acid Base Disorders presented by Dr Stephen DiBartola Can you interpret pH PC O2 and bicarbonate HCO3 on venous as well as arterial samples The short answer is yes Arterial samples are ideal because oxygenation of blood can be evaluated important for patients with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease and the sample is not affected by stasis of blood and local tissue metabolism Much valuable information however can be obtained from careful review and interpretation of venous blood gases using the principles we discussed in the Webinar Due to peripheral tissue metabolism venous blood will have a higher

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  • VetTest Chemistry Analyser
    layer Reacted sample collects for spectral analysis Support layer Optical interface View the dry slide animation IDEXX VetTest Chemistry Analyser Specifications Species 18 supported canine feline equine bovine avian ferret goat lizard llama monkey mouse pig rabbit rat sea turtle sheep snake and tortoise Units U S French or S I units Sample Size The VetTest Chemistry Analyser requires a minimum of 40 μL of sample to run one test plus 10 μL for each additional test Result Timing The VetTest analyser takes approximately 6 minutes to completely process a patient specimen report complete results and become ready for the next specimen Reagent Slides Available in a selection of individual chemistries seven prepackaged panels and a UPC Ratio Slides are supplied in boxes and are packaged individually in sealed foils Calibration Performed at IDEXX Lot specific information is provided with each free software upgrade Quality Control VetTrol quality control fluid for blood chemistries and UCRE slides UPRO controls for UPRO slides Technology Proven dry slide technology Power Supply Universal power supply Interface Ports RS232 port for connection to the IDEXX VetLab Station and practice information management systems Operating Temperature 19º 27º C 66º 81ºF and 30 50 relative humidity Software Specified to incorporate selectable Dutch English French German Italian Japanese and Spanish interfaces Dimensions Width 18 4 inches 46 5 cm Depth 14 3 inches 36 0 cm Height 7 9 inches 20 0 cm Height including pipette 9 7 inches 24 5 cm Net Weight 31 lb 14 kg Accessories Color printer Keyboard XT 1 0 Keyboard AT 2 0 Keyboard drawer VetTest pipette VetCom box Slides Complete testing flexibility With the VetTest Chemistry Analyser you can Use convenient prepackaged panels Choose single slides Create customised panels Featured Chemistry Test Lactate Test Be prepared for emergency and critical patients get the answers you need in house within minutes Chemistry Panels prepackaged Equine Health Profile All the chemistries you need for equine testing in one convenient package ALB ALKP AST BUN Ca CK CREA GGT GLOB GLU LDH TBIL TP General Health Profile The most comprehensive profile for use in establishing baselines screening senior pets wellness exams and evaluating sick animals ALB ALKP ALT AMYL BUN Ca CHOL CREA GLOB GLU PHOS TBIL TP Preanaesthetic Panel Ensure the safety of anaesthetising a patient with this convenient six chemistry panel ALKP ALT BUN CREA GLU TP Learn more about preanaesthetic testing NSAID Monitoring Panel Five targeted tests recommended for monitoring patients receiving NSAID therapy ALKP ALT AST BUN CREA Diagnostic Health Profile Use this profile to obtain a minimum database for your patients that allows you to monitor pancreatic health and differentiate certain types of liver disease ALB ALKP ALT AMYL BUN Ca CREA GGT GLU LIPA TBIL TP GLOB Avian Health Profile Diagnose diseases for a wide range of avian species run the entire profile or just the single slides you need ALB AST Ca GLOB GLU TP URIC Urine P C Ratio Detect and quantify proteinuria and diagnose early

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  • IDEXX VetAutoread Haematology Analyser
    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 Lymphocytes Monocytes 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 precipitate plasma fibrinogen Place a previously spun IDEXX VetTube in one of the four holes located in the face of the IDEXX Fibrinogen Precipitator Approximately five minutes after placing the tube in the precipitator remove the tube and spin it in the IDEXX VetCentrifuge Note The IDEXX VetCentrifuge is specifically designed for

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  • Equine SNAP Testing with ELISA Technology
    Equine Health In house Diagnostics Contact Us In house Diagnostics Contact Information SNAP Tests IDEXX VetLab Analysers Support Phone AUS 1300 4 IDEXX 1300 44 33 99 Phone NZ 0800 102 084 24 hours a day 7 days a week You can also email your support request For routine enquiries complete the online enquiry form Expert Feedback Support IDEXX Internal Medicine Consultants Phone AUS 1300 4 IDEXX 1300 44 33 99 option 1 option 2 Phone NZ 0800 102 084 option 1 option 2 For routine enquiries complete the online enquiry form Quick Links How to Order SNAP T 4 Equine Protocol ELISA Technology SNAP Tests Please call 1300 44 33 99 AUS or 0800 102 084 NZ to order or click HERE for distributors The SNAP point of care ELISAs give you the information you need to confidently respond every time With unmistakable blue dot results in minutes IDEXX SNAP tests help you send more clients home with the trust that you re doing everything in your power to care for their pets SNAP Foal IgG Test Fast accurate results in just minutes enabling you to detect low levels of IgG and begin life saving treatment immediately Foal side

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  • SNAP Total T4 Test - IDEXX
    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 results 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 color 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 Sample Preparation Poster SNAP T 4 Equine Protocol Frequently asked questions about the SNAP Total T 4 Test What does the SNAP T 4 Total T 4

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