NSAID Monitoring Panel

Now monitoring your patients on NSAID therapy is easy


The NSAID Monitoring Panel includes five targeted tests recommended for monitoring NSAID therapy—all packaged in one convenient tray for easy, quick and economical use on your VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer.

By screening for damage to the liver and kidneys, you can be sure that NSAID therapy is helping, and not hurting, your patients.


NSAID Monitoring Panel

Ensure safety and compliance


The NSAID Monitoring Panel for the VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer:

  • Ensures thesafety of your patients on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy
  • Helps you easily comply with manufacturer’s recommended protocols for NSAID therapy monitoring.
  • Saves time, with all the tests you need in one convenient box: ALKP, ALT, AST, BUN, CREA
    The ALKP, ALT and AST tests assist you in identifying damage to the liver, and BUN and CREA screen for damage to the kidney (the organs most at risk from NSAID therapy).
  • Saves you money, because you don’t need to pull other panels apart to find the appropriate tests, leaving those panels incomplete

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Five tests for monitoring patients on long-term medications



  • ALT (alanine aminotransferase)—ALT is a sensitive indicator of active liver-cell injury.
  • AST (asparate aminotransferase)—With a shorter half-life than ALT, AST can complement ALT in indicating "active" liver-cell injury.
  • ALKP (alkaline phosphatase)—ALKP can help detect cholestasis.



  • BUN (blood urea nitrogen)—An increase in BUN can indicate a decrease in glomerular filtration rate.
  • CREA (creatinine)—An increase in creatinine can indicate a decrease in glomerular filtration rate, and may be a more specific indicator of kidney damage.

Ensure maximum accuracy—always prepare the sample properly when analyzing blood chemistry parameters


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.

  • Use the appropriate tube. Do not use EDTA.
  • Use the appropriate sample collection device.
  • Draw the sample gently. Transfer if necessary.* Use the correct blood-to-lithium-heparin ratio.
  • Gently invert the sample for 30 seconds to mix.
  • 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.
  • 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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