What is a VETSCAN Flex4 Rapid Test?

The VETSCAN Canine Flex4 Rapid Test is an easy-to-use, flexible, visual rapid test for the qualitative detection of Dirofilaria immitis antigen, and antibodies to Anaplasma phagocytophilum, A. platys, Borrelia burgdorferi, Ehrlichia canis, E. chaffeensis, and E.

What is a rapid heartworm test?

VETSCAN Canine Heartworm Rapid Test is an easy-to-use, visual rapid test for the detection of Dirofilaria immitis antigen in canine or feline whole blood, serum, or plasma, at the point of care.

How do you read a Vetscan FELV FIV rapid test?

Just follow 3 simple steps. Add 1 drop of anticoagulated whole blood, serum or plasma to the sample well. Add 2 drops of chase buffer provided to the sample well. Read results at 10 minutes manually or with the VETSCAN VUE.

How do you do a Vetscan test for parvo?

How to use the VETSCAN Parvo Rapid Test

  1. Prepare sample. Coat the swab uniformly with a thin layer of fecal sample. Break the seal to release sample diluent.
  2. Add sample. Transfer 3 drops of sample into the sample well.
  3. Read result. Read results within 10-15 minutes manually or with the VETSCAN VUE.

What kind of test is a snap test?

The SNAP tests are veterinary diagnostic devices that detect the antibodies and antigens of various pathogens that cause life-threatening complications ranging from Lyme disease to heartworm. Their simple procedure and quick result time make SNAP tests the ideal pet-side diagnostics.

What is Abaxis HWT?

Abaxis Heartworm Test Kit easily detects the heartworm antigen in your pet’s serum, plasma or whole blood. This heartworm test for dogs and cats is highly sensitive and provides fast and easy-to-read results in just 10 minutes.

What does the C and T mean on a heartworm test?

The test is positive if two colored lines appear. One colored line will appear at the Test line (T) area and other at the Control line (C) area. Any intensity of the Test line (T) area should be considered positive. Colored lines may be lighter or darker than each other.

Is the heartworm test necessary for dogs?

Annual testing is necessary, even when dogs are on heartworm prevention year-round, to ensure that the prevention program is working. Heartworm medications are highly effective, but dogs can still become infected. If you miss just one dose of a monthly medication—or give it late—it can leave your dog unprotected.

When do you test for FIV FeLV?

Kittens may be tested for feLv and fIv at any age. Most kittens test negative, indicating no infection. Antibody tests for FIV can detect antibodies passed in colostrum from an infected or vaccinated mother, which can be mistaken for infection in the kitten.

What is Abaxis dog?

The Abaxis VETSCAN Canine Pancreatic Lipase (cPL) Rapid Test is a highly sensitive and specific semi-quantitative immunoassay for the detection of pancreas-specific lipase in canine serum or plasma.

How accurate are rapid parvo tests?

Based on this study, the sensitivity and specificity of the VetScan Canine Parvovirus Rapid Test was 96.9% and 96.9% respectively. Potential interference causing false results is possible in all available in-house canine parvovirus diagnostic tests on the market.

Can a dog test positive for parvo and not have it?

As with any test, false positive results are possible. Weak false positives may occur due to recent vaccination. However, this is likely uncommon, particularly with the IDEXX brand SNAP test. In general, positive results should be taken seriously even in recently vaccinated animals.