New! EquiChek Serum Amyloid A Test
Catachem is pleased to announce its partnership with Accuplex in Ireland to distribute EquiChek, a Serum Amyloid A test for horses. The test is run in the stable, by the trailer, in the pasture or in the clinic. Easy-to-read lines indicate to the veterinarian whether systemic inflammation is present.
EquiChek can be used for purposes ranging from prepurchase exams to preparing for breeding. With EquiChek, veterinarians can get additional insight into a horse's health status even before the animal presents signs of infection or inflammation.
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Detection of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning
Ethylene Glycol is a common chemical with a sweet taste. It is highly toxic when ingested and can poison a patient with just a small volume. This leads to irreversible kidney and liver damage.
When identified early, treating Ethylene Glycol poisoning is relatively simple and very effective. Catachem offers qualitative, quantative, and semi-quantitative Ethylene Glycol toxicity tests to suit the needs of labs with or without spectrophotometric equipment.
Catachem works closely with its customers to design specialty chemistry tests formulated to the specific needs of the laboratory. Our Bile Acids, Bromide, β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), Ethylene Glycol, Fructosamine, NEFA, Plasma Free Hemoglobin, and Sorbitol Dehydrogenase (SDH) tests were all created with veterinarians in mind.
The reagents have been optimized to handle the "less than perfect" samples often encountered in the clinic as well as the differences in species' blood.
CataChemWell-T Chemistry Analyzer
Catachem has partnered with Awareness Technology in Florida to develop a sector of our VetSpec reagents to work directly with the fully automated ChemWell-T analyzer. The CataChemWell-T is small enough to comfortably fit into veterinary clinics of all sizes and can produce results just minutes after blood is drawn.
The analyzer can perform the majority of tests needed in a small veterinary hospital with accuracy and precision comparable to many of the larger analyzers found in reference laboratories. The analyzer and software are easy to setup, user friendly and highly dependable.
ScheBo Pancreas Elastase 1 Quick Test
Catachem has partnered with ScheBo Biotech AG in Germany to bring to the USA Schebo’s “Rule out“ test for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) – its Canine Pancreatic Elastase test.
Dogs with EPI can present with a number of symptoms including frequent vomiting, diarrhea, rapid weight loss, and a dull coat. This simple stool test can be peformed in the veterinary clinic but is simple enough to be done at home if you suspect your four-legged friend may be suffering from EPI. No blood sampling is required and definitive results are ready in 10 minutes. The kit includes all materials required.
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