IDEXX SDMA testing
How to run the Catalyst SDMA Test
How to run SDMA on a Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer
- Enter the sample information on the IDEXX VetLab Station.
- Load the slides and sample in the sample drawer.
- Close the sample drawer and press the Start button on the analyzer.
How to run SDMA on a Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer
1. Enter the sample information on the IDEXX VetLab Station.
2. Select the patient and sample type on your Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer.
3. Load your sample, chemistry CLIP, and SDMA slide.
4. Load the reagent and tap Run on the analyzer.
Answers to common questions about the Catalyst SDMA Test
Running and analyzing the Catalyst SDMA Test is simple. Use these resources to answer your questions about the Catalyst SDMA Test.
Store the Catalyst SDMA Test in the refrigerator. There’s no need to warm the Catalyst SDMA Test. Just pull it from the refrigerator when you’re ready to run it.
The Catalyst SDMA Test and reagent can be stored in their pouch at room temperature for up to 8 hours. After 8 hours, store any unused materials in the refrigerator (do not freeze).
Absolutely. If you have a Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer, the Catalyst SDMA Test can be run alone or with other slides as part of a comprehensive patient profile. For example, you could run a Catalyst Lyte 4 CLIP, a Catalyst Chem 17 CLIP, a Catalyst Total T4 Test, and a Catalyst SDMA Test with one patient sample.
If you have a Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer, the only slides you can’t run the Catalyst SDMA Test with are phenobarbital, total T4, and CRP.
You can load the slides in any order when running SDMA on the Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer or with 18 or fewer slides on the Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer.
If you’re running more than more than 18 slides on the Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer, include the Catalyst SDMA Test with the first 18. If you’re running electrolytes, load those slides first.
The recommended sample volume to run the Catalyst SDMA Test depends on the type of sample you're using. For whole blood, we recommend 600–800 µL. If you're testing serum/plasma, we recommend 65 µL, or 300 µL to run SDMA with other tests.
SDMA testing from IDEXX Reference Laboratories
IDEXX Reference Laboratories includes the IDEXX SDMA Test in all routine chemistry panels. There’s no additional cost and the turnaround time is the same.
- IDEXX SDMA Test included in all routine chemistry panels
- IDEXX SDMA Test (test code 3638)
- IDEXX SDMA Test with Creatinine (test code 3741)
SDMA is increased. Now what?
Use the IDEXX SDMA Test Algorithm to take the appropriate steps towards confirming disease and diagnosis.
Tools for implementation
Need help getting your practice set up with SDMA testing? Use our practice management resources to quick-start adding SDMA to your protocols and procedures.