Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer

A revolution in practice efficiency

 

Revolutionary speed, throughput and flexibility put results in your hands more quickly so you can manage more cases simply and efficiently.

 

 

The Catalyst Dx® analyzer connects to the IDEXX VetLab® Station Laboratory Information Management System to provide:

  • All your diagnostic information in one comprehensive patient report
  • Access to IDEXX SmartService™ Solutions: remote troubleshooting for your IDEXX VetLab® analyzers that saves time and helps keep your laboratory running smoothly

 

Choose the best profile for each patient
Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer

Faster results with less hands-on time

 

Run blood work in less time than it takes to prepare a sample for an outside laboratory.

Save time with the automation of repetitive tasks

  • Load-and-go with convenient test CLIPs
  • Single slide flexibility
  • Onboard whole blood separation
  • Automated sample pipetting
  • Automated dilutions for easier UPC runs
  • Automatically generated results saved to the patient’s electronic medical record

 

Offer patients and clients real-time answers at the point of care

  • Run multiple samples simultaneously
  • Add electrolytes to any panel with the Lyte 4 CLIP
  • Run a Chem 22 (a Chem 17 CLIP with a Lyte 4 CLIP) in just 8 minutes
  • Get preanesthetic panel results on 14 patients in an hour
  • Run up to 25 tests on a single sample
  • In seconds transfer blood from syringe to lithium heparin whole blood separator to analyzer

Proven and Trusted 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 Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer Specifications

 

Dimensions and WeightWidth: 14 inches (35.56 cm)
Depth: 16.25 inches (41.28 cm)
Height: 17.25 inches (43.82 cm)
Weight: approximately 50 pounds (22 kg)
Power SupplyInput: 100–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz, 3.5 Amps
Power Supply Protection: IPXO)
Input/Output ConnectionsThere are four Input/Output connections for the Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer. Three are on the rear of the instrument (power connection, Ethernet port for connection to IDEXX VetLab Station, and a USB port) and one is accessible when the waste drawer is removed (USB port).
TemperatureOperating: 15ºC–30ºC
Storage: 5ºC–38ºC
Relative HumidityOperating: 15%–75%
Storage: 20%–85%

IDEXX Catalyst Dx® Chemistry
Analyzer Tests

Increased menu and complete flexibility

With the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer, you can:

  • Use single slides
  • Create customized panels
  • Use convenient preloaded CLIPs for economical, comprehensive testing.
  • Transfer blood from syringe to analyzer using lithium heparin whole blood separator.

7 preloaded CLIPs and UPC ratio

Just open the foil pouch and slide the preloaded CLIP into the holder. When you remove the CLIP, your slides automatically load into the analyzer.


Whole Blood Separator
Chem 15 CLIP
Ideal comprehensive panel for feline testing (wellness, sick, emergency); also use this panel for adult and geriatric feline preanesthetic screening.
ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, ALT, BUN, BUN/CREA, Ca, CHOL, CREA, GGT, GLOB, GLU, PHOS, TBIL, TP
Chem 17 CLIP
Ideal comprehensive panel for canine testing (wellness, sick, emergency); also use this panel for adult and geriatric canine preanesthetic screening.
ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, ALT, AMYL, BUN, BUN/CREA, Ca, CHOL, CREA, GGT, GLOB, GLU, LIPA, PHOS, TBIL, TP

Chem 10 CLIP
Screen your patients for safer anesthesia.

ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, ALT, BUN, BUN/CREA, CREA, GLOB, GLU, TP

Lyte 4 CLIP
Add electrolytes to any panel.

Cl, K, Na, Na/K

Equine 15 CLIP
Comprehensive equine testing.

ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, AST, BUN, BUN/CREA, Ca, CK, CREA, GGT, GLOB, GLU, LDH, TBIL, TP

NSAID 6 CLIP
Establish baseline and monitor NSAID therapy.

ALKP, ALT, AST, BUN, BUN/CREA, CREA

Urine P:C Ratio
Detects and quantifies proteinuria; diagnose early renal disease in just one run.

UCRE, UPRO, UPC

QC CLIP
A simple, convenient way to verify the accuracy of test results following the analyzer's monthly cleaning.

ALB, ALKP, ALT, Ca, GLU, NH3

27 different tests
Easily do rechecks, monitor patients and create custom panels with single slides.
ALB
ALKP
ALT
AMYL
AST
BUN
Ca
CHOL
CK
Cl
CREA
GGT
GLU
K
LAC
LDH
LIPA
Mg
Na
NH3
PHOS
TBIL
TP
TRIG
UCRE
UPRO
URIC
6 calculations
ALB/GLOB
BUN/CREA
GLOB
Na/K
Osmolality
UPC

The IDEXX Test Promise

If an IDEXX test does not perform as promised, simply call us and we will credit your IDEXX Points account with 100% of the test’s value in points. If you have questions about the IDEXX Test Promise, please call us at
1-800-248-2483.

Three simple steps for fast, efficient performance

The Catalyst Dx analyzer is designed to simplify your work flow with unmatched speed, ease of use, flexibility and throughput:

  • In seconds transfer blood from syringe to green-cap lithium heparin whole blood separator to analyzer.
  • Run whole blood, plasma, serum or urine—whatever best suits your needs!
  • Run a UPC ratio, with the ease of automated dilutions, on all senior pets or those you suspect of renal disease to improve the prognosis via early-stage detection.
  • Run multiple patient samples at the same time using any of the 7 preloaded test CLIPs, including electrolytes, or customize your diagnostics with 27 different tests.

To learn more about using the Catalyst Dx analyzer, take this convenient online course

Lithium Heparin Whole Blood Separator Questions and Answers

 

Can I use a heparin-treated sample in the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

Heparin-treated samples can be used in the lithium heparin whole blood separator except when running feline AST, LDH or CK. Double dosing may elevate the results for these assays in feline samples.

 

What if I need more patient sample in order to complete all of my testing?

The lithium heparin whole blood separator provides the benefit of plasma, which can be recovered after its use in the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer and used for your additional testing needs.

If more blood is left in the patient syringe after dispensing the required volume of 0.6–0.8 cc into the separator, the remaining sample can be dispensed into any sample tube as long as the required fill volume is adequate.

 

Can I use the remaining plasma to run other tests?

Yes! We encourage the use of recovered plasma from the lithium heparin whole blood separator for other tests, such as the SNAP® T4 Test and SNAP® Total T4 Test (available in early 2011).

 

How should the lithium heparin whole blood separator be stored?

Lithium heparin whole blood separators should be stored at room temperature with their green caps on. Do not store the separators in direct sunlight or near sources of heat.

 

Do I need to invert the lithium heparin whole blood separator to properly anticoagulate the sample?

No. The recommended mixing method for the lithium heparin whole blood separator is to swirl the separator 5 times.

If you choose to invert the separator and some blood becomes trapped in and/or around the cap, tap the separator gently on the counter to help release the blood from the cap. The sample volume that is trapped in the cap is not sufficient enough to cause issues with analyzing the sample and obtaining results

 

How long can I let my sample sit in the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

It is recommended that samples be run within 30 minutes of collection. If the sample is not being run immediately, cap the separator to prevent sample evaporation.

 

After I run a sample, can I store any remaining plasma in the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

No. Sample should not be stored in the lithium heparin whole blood separator after it has been run on the Catalyst Dx analyzer as it could alter the concentrations of certain chemistries. Remove the plasma with a transfer pipette, place it in a capped tube and store it in the refrigerator.

 

How do I know if I have put the appropriate amount of blood into the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

Dispense 0.6–0.8 cc of whole blood into the separator. You can measure this using the marks on the syringe you are using to dispense the sample, or by filling only to the lowest line on the separator (as shown below).

 
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