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RapidVet®-H Feline Blood Typing
Agglutination Test Cards

The RapidVet-H (Feline) assay is based on the agglutination reaction that occurs when an erythrocyte which contains either a Type A, Type B or a Type AB antigen on its surface membrane interacts with a lyophilized antisera specific to the particular antigen.  

The antisera lyophilized in the wells on a Test Card is reconstituted and well mixed with whole blood from the patient.  All Type A erythrocytes react with their specific antiserum, causing agglutination; all Type B erythrocytes react similarly; all Type AB erythrocytes react with both antisera, causing agglutination in both cases.  The results are visually identified.

A certain number of feline patients exhibit auto-agglutination of varying degrees due to serum factors that cause agglutination of the patient's own red cells. If a patient exhibits auto-agglutination under test conditions, it will not be possible to definitively type this patient without separating the serum and serially washing the remaining red cells before performing the test. RapidVet-H (Feline) provides a well for use to screen for such patients.

RapidVet®-H Feline A, B, and AB agglutination cards containing lyophilized antibodies. Use patient whole blood. Results are obtained in approximately 2 minutes and are visually interpreted.  Kits include all components necessary to perform the test.

For use with feline species

Kits contain: Test cards in sealed plastic bag, pipettes and stirrers.                 Dropper bottle with diluent.

Storage:

Room temperature.

Shelf Life: 24 months
Available as:  
  2-test kits
5-test kits
20-test kits
(Cat# HF102)
(Cat# HF105)
(Cat# HF120)

RapidVet-H Feline Package Insert

RapidVet-H Feline Instruction card

Cell Washing Procedure