Canine & Feline Blood Typing
Both the Canine blood typing and Feline blood typing (Alvedia) are easy-to-use in-clinic tests designed to determine the major immunoreactive blood types of dogs and cats. The tests use immunochromatography and monoclonal antibodies to DEA1.1 (dog) and the A and B blood group antigens (cat). These tests can be performed with as little as one mL of blood with results obtained within three minutes. Knowing the blood type of donors and recipients is important in transfusion medicine, in particular in cats where a mismatched blood transfusion can cause rapid death. Canine and feline blood typing tests are available individually (QuickTest) or in a pack of 20 (LabTest)
Feline Blood Collection Kits
Plasvacc USA’s Feline Blood Collection Kits allow for a safe and specialized blood collection in cats. The Single Feline Blood Collection Kit is useful for veterinarians looking to collect feline whole blood with effortless means. The Double Feline Blood Collection Kit is useful for veterinarians looking to separate feline Red Blood Cells from plasma in an easy and efficient manner. Either kit can be stored at the clinic to have on hand in the event an emergency transfusion is needed.
Single Feline Blood Collection Kit includes: 1x60ml sterilized blood collection bag, 60cc syringe, 19G butterfly catheter, 18G luer needle, and 1x10ml ACDA anticoagulant.
Double Feline Blood Collection Kit (to collect blood or plasma) includes: 2x60ml sterilized blood collection bags, 60ml syringe, 19G butterfly catheter, 18G luer needle, and 1x10ml ACDA anticoagulant.
Canine Crossmatch Test
Crossmatching aims to establish a serological compatibility between the recipient and the donor. The classical technology uses an agglutination reaction to detect allo antibodies produced after a previous transfusion and/or the naturally antibodies. Immuno-chromatographic technology detects the presence of immunoglobulin and/or C3 components binding to the red blood cells surface. It indicates an in vitro sensitization and can thus be used to indicate the presence of allo antibodies in pre-transfusion compatibility testing. This test also allows to detect circulating auto antibodies in the recipient.