Feline Serum Amyloid A test
Cats are an important part of many people’s lives and a big industry in many regions. We need them as much as they need us. That is why LifeAssays® AB has developed a unique patented rapid test for Feline Serum Amyloid A. By providing veterinary practitioners with this valuable laboratory test that can be performed in-house, early disease intervention and more effective treatment can be provided for cats, helping them to live happier and healthier lives.
Testing Acute Phase Proteins to make useful and accurate diagnoses
The immediate detection of an inflammatory response and the monitoring of its clinical course are primary challenges for veterinary medicine. The search for early inflammation markers has therefore been an important focus of veterinary medical research. Special attention has been placed on the identification of biochemical parameters that have the specificity and sensitivity to both signal the presence and evaluate the intensity of inflammatory responses. Acute Phase Proteins are a group of biological markers that show a direct response to an acute inflammation and a rapid decrease in concentrations upon removal of inflammation.
Specific, objective and rapid marker for systemic inflammation (Feline Serum Amyloid A)
Any change in Serum Amyloid A indicates a change in the inflammatory burden in the subject. Serum Amyloid A rises to very high concentrations during ongoing inflammation, even above 210 mg/L. Feline Serum Amyloid A Test uses:
- real time marker
- post-treatment assessment or to detect relapse
- elevated serum values of Serum Amyloid A always indicate pathology
- monitor post-operative effects and recovery
- monitor all diseases that induce a systemic inflammation
Find out in just 11 minutes
When a cat catches an inflammatory disease, for example, a bacterial- or viral infection, Serum Amyloid A levels in serum increase within 8 hours. This increase is dependent on two factors:
- the severity of the inflammatory disease
- the duration of the inflammatory process
In healthy cats, the Serum Amyloid A levels can differ slightly between individual cats, but are normally below 20 mg/L. The marked difference when inflammation is present makes Serum Amyloid A one of the few parameters where pre-establishment of an individual animal's baseline is not necessary.
Easy-to-use point-of-care testing
LifeAssays® Feline serum Amyloid ATest supports veterinarians in making decisions regarding the health of a cat by enabling them to perform tests on site.
The LifeAssays® test system thereby makes quick, easy and correct test results available outside larger reference laboratories, improving services to the cat owner and giving the veterinarian a valuable diagnostic tool.
- Serum samples
- Short measurement time: 11 minutes
- Linear range: 10–210 mg/L
- Quantitative: clear relation of results to cut-off values (20 mg/L)
- Measuring range may be increased by further dilution of the sample.
- Sample volume: 20 μL
- Superior non-optical system
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