VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer

Trusted by 30,000 veterinarians worldwide

 

The IDEXX VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer—A favorite for flexibility, accuracy and ease of use.

The VetTest analyzer connects to the IDEXX VetLab® Station, a laboratory information management system that collects all results into an electronic medical record and prints them on an integrated report for easy interpretation.

VetTest Chemistry Analyzer  with the IDEXX VetLab Station

Fast, flexible testing for real-time care

 

The IDEXX VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer provides trusted chemistry results in minutes.
  • IDEXX dry-slide technology —Unique layers provide accurate results even on samples compromised by icterus, hemolysis or lipemia.
  • Flexible test menu
    • 26 different parameters, 7 prepackaged panels
    • Flexible, customized testing, easy rechecks and quick adjustments for drug therapies
    • 39 species- and age-specific reference ranges
  • Real-time results in 8 minutes—Use plasma and the high-speed IDEXX StatSpin® VT Centrifuge to provide immediate answers during the client-patient visit.

Proven and Trusted IDEXX Dry-Slide Technology

 

Nearly 75% of blood samples in veterinary medicine can be affected by interfering substances. Dry-slide technology uses layers and washes to remove impurities for the most reliable results.

Dry-slide technology ensures that even compromised samples produce accurate results.

Patient sample

is applied to the top of the spreading layer

Spreading layer

Sample is distributed evenly

Filtering layer

Filters out substances that interfere with results

Reagent layer

Reagent reacts with sample

Indicator layer

Reacted sample collects for spectral analysis

Support layer

Optical interface

View the dry-slide animation

IDEXX VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer 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 Analyzer requires a minimum of 40 μL of sample to run one test plus 10 μL for each additional test.
Result Timing The VetTest analyzer 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 Analyzer you can:

  • Use convenient prepackaged panels
  • Choose single slides
  • Create customized 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)

 

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

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

Preanesthetic Panel
Ensure the safety of anesthetizing a patient with this convenient six-chemistry panel.

ALKP, ALT, BUN, CREA, GLU, TP

Learn more about preanesthetic testing >

NSAID Monitoring Panel
Five targeted tests recommended for monitoring patients receiving NSAID therapy.

ALKP, ALT, AST, BUN, CREA

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

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 renal disease before an animal becomes azotemic. (To be used with IDEXX Urine P:C Ratio Sample Preparation Kit.)

UCRE, UPRO

Quality Control Panel
A four-month supply of all the chemistries needed for a comprehensive quality-control procedure.

26 parameters

Easily do rechecks, monitor patients and create custom panels with single slide parameters.

ALB CHOL LDH TRIG
ALKP CK LIPA UCREA†
ALT CREA Mg UPC*†
AMYL GGT NH3 UPRO†
AST GLOB* PHOS URIC
BUN GLU TBIL  
Ca LAC TP  

*Calculated
†Available in Urine P:C Ratio

Real-time results in as little as 8 minutes

 

Running a test on the VetTest analyzer:
  1. Prepare your plasma or serum sample.
  2. Select patient information.
  3. Insert slides at prompt.
  4. Follow the "beep" prompts for pipetting.
  5. The VetTest analyzer finishes the testing process and automatically downloads results to the electronic medical record.

For complete instructions, consult the operator’s guide.

User-friendly on-screen instructions and prompts make the VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer fast and easy to use.

 

Preparing a plasma sample

We recommend using a lithium-heparin tube with a gel barrier. Separate plasma from red cells within five minutes when using lithium-heparin.

  1. Use the appropriate tube. Do not use EDTA.
  2. Use the appropriate sample collection device.
  3. Draw the sample gently. Transfer if necessary.* Use the correct blood-to-lithium-heparin ratio.
  4. Gently invert the sample for 30 seconds to mix.
  5. Centrifuge the samples.

    IDEXX StatSpin® Centrifuge (High-Speed)

    (≥ 12,000 rpm): 120 seconds

    StatSpin Centrifuge Settings:

    StatSpin MP—Hematocrit Setting

    StatSpin VT—Hard Spin

    Standard Centrifuge

    (8,000 rpm): 10 minutes

  6. Transfer the plasma sample to a sample cup.

 

*
When using an evacuated tube, such as a Vacutainer™ tube, allow the sample to draw naturally into the tube by vacuum
StatSpin is a registered trademark of Iris Sample Processing.

 

Preparing a serum sample

  1. Use the appropriate tube.
  2. Use the appropriate sample collection device.
  3. Draw the sample gently. Transfer if necessary.*
  4. Let the sample clot for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  5. Centrifuge the samples.

    IDEXX StatSpin® Centrifuge (High-Speed)

    (≥ 12,000 rpm): 120 seconds

    StatSpin Centrifuge Settings:

    StatSpin MP—Hematocrit Setting

    StatSpin VT—Hard Spin

    Standard Centrifuge

    (8,000 rpm): 10 minutes

  6. Transfer the plasma sample to a sample cup.

 

*
When using an evacuated tube, such as a Vacutainer™ tube, allow the sample to draw naturally into the tube by vacuum
StatSpin is a registered trademark of Iris Sample Processing.

 
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