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 a high-speed 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

Species18 supported: canine, feline, equine, bovine, avian, ferret, goat, lizard, llama, monkey, mouse, pig, rabbit, rat, sea turtle, sheep, snake and tortoise
UnitsU.S., French or S.I. units.
Sample SizeThe VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer requires a minimum of 40 μL of sample to run one test plus 10 μL for each additional test.
Result TimingThe VetTest analyzer takes approximately 6 minutes to completely process a patient specimen, report complete results and become ready for the next specimen.
Reagent SlidesAvailable 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.
CalibrationPerformed at IDEXX. Lot-specific information is provided with each free software upgrade.
Quality ControlVetTrol™ quality control fluid for blood chemistries and UCRE slides. UPRO controls for UPRO slides.
TechnologyProven dry-slide technology
Power SupplyUniversal power supply
Interface PortsRS232 port for connection to the IDEXX VetLab® Station and practice information management systems
Operating Temperature19º–27º°C (66º–81ºF) and 30%–50% relative humidity
SoftwareSpecified to incorporate selectable Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish interfaces.
DimensionsWidth: 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 Weight31 lb (14 kg)
AccessoriesColor 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.

ALBCHOLLDHTRIG
ALKPCKLIPAUCREA†
ALTCREAMgUPC*†
AMYLGGTNH3UPRO†
ASTGLOB*PHOSURIC
BUNGLUTBIL 
CaLACTP 

*Calculated
†Available in Urine P:C Ratio

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.

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 at least 120 seconds at a minimum of 12,000 Relative Centrifugal Force (RCF). Refer to your centrifuge operator's manual for centrifugation settings and times.
  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

 

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 at least 120 seconds at a minimum of 12,000 Relative Centrifugal Force (RCF).  Refer to your centrifuge operator's manual for centrifugation settings and times.
  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

 
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