Diagnostic Health Profile

Take the guesswork out of diagnosing your clinically ill patients

 

Offers more comprehensive testing for your clinically ill patients:

  • Results provide more focus into diagnosing liver disease and pancreatitis
  • 13 chemistries per panel (one calculated value), 2 panels per box
    ALB, ALKP, ALT, AMYL, BUN, Ca, CREA, GGT, GLU, LIPA, TBIL, TP, GLOB
  • Pre-packaged, convenient and cost-effective—for use on your VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer

 

 

Diagnostic Health Profile

Testing that’s flexible, convenient and accurate

 

Comprehensive Testing

  • Gives you a comprehensive overview of your sick patients’ health status.
  • Includes two panels per box of: ALB, ALKP, ALT, AMYL, BUN, CA, CREA, GGT, GLU, LIPA, TBIL, TP and GLOB.
  • Includes amylase and lipase for identifying pancreatitis.
  • Differentiated from the General Health Profile (GHP) by exchanging PHOS and CHOL for LIPA and GGT.

 

Added Flexibility

  • The DHP complements your current protocols.
  • The DHP can be used for all your clinically ill patients whose presenting signs are nonspecific so you can better target your next steps.
  • Continue to use the GHP for establishing baselines, wellness and senior screenings.

 

Convenience

  • Save time and money with economically priced, prepackaged panels.
  • Increase efficiency in inventory with fewer single tests.

 

Accuracy

Trust the accuracy of the VetTest analyzer’s proven dry-slide technology.

 

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.

Target the causes of common presenting signs

 

The Diagnostic Health Profile should be run on all your clinically ill patients to help target the causes of common presenting signs. It can be especially helpful where pancreatitis is suspected and in differentiating between certain types of liver disease

 

Acute pancreatitis

This can be a deadly condition and laboratory evaluation needs to be completed quickly to start appropriate treatment immediately. Running lipase and amylase together offers the increased sensitivity you need for quicker detection.

 

Liver Disease

GGT is an enzyme that increases the ability to differentiate between certain types of liver disease. If elevated ALKP is noted with a concurrent increase in GGT activity, specificity for liver disease in dogs increases to 94%. (Vet Med, May 2006, p.280)

 

Hepatic Lipidosis

Elevations of GGT and ALKP independently or simultaneously offer supportive evidence that cholestasis is present. In cats, a relatively greater increase in ALKP than GGT is suggestive of hepatic lipidosis.

 

The DHP offers the same insight into all the major organ functions as the VetTest® General Health Profile (GHP).

Ensure maximum accuracy with proper sample preparation

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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