VetTest Chemistry Analyzer

Trusted by 30,000 veterinarians worldwide

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

Get the most accurate results available with IDEXX dry-slide technology.

Customize your testing with a completely flexible test menu: 26 different parameters, 7 prepackaged panels and 39 species- and age-specific reference ranges.

Get results in 8 minutes with plasma and provide clients with immediate answers during their visit.
 
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.

 Choose the best profile for each patient

Benefits


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

Technology


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:

 

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–27ºC (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

Test Menu


Complete testing flexibility

With the VetTest Chemistry Analyzer you can:
  • Use convenient prepackaged panels
  • Choose single slides
  • Create customized panels

Featured Chemisty Test

Lactate Test

Be prepared for emergency and critical patients—get the answers you need in-house within minutes.

Chemistry Panels (prepackaged)
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

Preanesthetic Panel

Ensure the safety of anesthetizing a patient with this convenient six-chemistry panel.
ALKP, ALT, BUN, CREA, GLU, TP
 

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

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

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

NSAID Monitoring Panel

Five targeted tests recommended for monitoring patients receiving NSAID therapy.
ALKP, ALT, AST, BUN, CREA

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

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  

How To / Resources


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.

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.
  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.
Resource List

Dilution Protocol

Sample Preparation

Educational Partner

IDEXX is an Educational Partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners

IDEXX Learning Center

SNAPshot Dx Analyzer Course
IDEXX VetLab Station Certificate Course 


*When using an evacuated tube, such as a Vacutainer™ tube, allow the sample to draw naturally into the tube by vacuum
*Calculated
†Available in Urine P:C Ratio