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The most successful companies recognize customers' unmet needs and create the products and services to fulfill them. That’s precisely what DMS Laboratories did in veterinary hematology and transfusion medicine with its RapidVet® products.
Until the mid-1990s, a simple, reliable way for animal health providers to quickly perform onsite blood typing and crossmatching didn’t exist. If a dog or cat required a life-saving transfusion in an emergency, no blood typing or crossmatch was typically done. Frequently, whichever dog or cat was handy was used as a donor; and, sadly, many recipient pets died due to blood incompatibility. In non-emergent cases, treatment was delayed while blood samples were sent to an outside lab or blood bank.
A Better Solution For In-Office Blood Typing And Crossmatching
Recognizing the need for a better solution, DMS Labs mobilized a team to develop an accurate means for in-office blood typing and crossmatching. The team members had a decade of experience at the leading U.S. company in human blood typing and crossmatch, including manual and instrumented methods as well as other hemolytic tests. It was time for these methodologies – which had been used in human medicine for three decades – to be applied to veterinary medicine. So, in collaboration with a leading American university, the team created the first commercially available in-office veterinary blood typing tests.
RapidVet went on to release the first self-contained crossmatching kits for use on either canine or feline blood samples. These groundbreaking kits, based on gel tube technology, remain the only products of their kind in the industry for performing crossmatching on both dogs and cats.
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If you would like more information about our products or to place an order, please contact us today. Our team looks forward to serving you.