RapidVet®-H Feline Blood Typing
Agglutination Test Cards
The RapidVet-H (Feline) assay is based on the agglutination reaction that occurs when an erythrocyte which contains either a Type A, Type B or a Type AB antigen on its surface membrane interacts with a lyophilized antisera specific to the particular antigen.The antisera lyophilized in the wells on a Test Card is reconstituted and well mixed with whole blood from the patient. All Type A erythrocytes react with their specific antiserum, causing agglutination; all Type B erythrocytes react similarly; all Type AB erythrocytes react with both antisera, causing agglutination in both cases. The results are visually identified.
A certain number of feline patients exhibit auto-agglutination of varying degrees due to serum factors that cause agglutination of the patient's own red cells. If a patient exhibits auto-agglutination under test conditions, it will not be possible to definitively type this patient without separating the serum and serially washing the remaining red cells before performing the test. RapidVet-H (Feline) provides a well for use to screen for such patients.
|RapidVet®-H Feline A, B, and AB agglutination cards containing lyophilized antibodies. Use patient whole blood. Results are obtained in approximately 2 minutes and are visually interpreted. Kits include all components necessary to perform the test.
For use with feline species
Test cards in sealed plastic bag, pipettes and stirrers. Dropper bottle with diluent.
|Shelf Life:||24 months|