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Veterinary Coagulation and Chemistry Combo Analyzer

  • Quantitatively detects coagulation functions in various animals
  • Simultaneous detection of multiple biomarkers
  • Rapid turnaround, short processing time
  • User-Centric Design
  • Space-Efficient Design
  • Versatile Two-in-One Functionality
Rapid turnaround,
short processing time
User-friendly
Compact size
Versatile Two-in-one Functionality
Minimize Interference Caused by Blood Quality
Various Biochemical Biomarker
Intuitive Automation
Minimal blood sample requirement
Rapid turnaround,
short processing time
User-friendly
Compact size
Versatile Two-in-one Functionality
Minimize Interference Caused by Blood Quality
Various Biochemical Biomarker
Intuitive Automation
Minimal blood sample requirement

Specification

Methodology:
Photometric/colorimetric methods
Sample types:
Whole blood, plasma, serum
Reagent types:
Lyophilized reagent
Sample volume:
50μL ~ 180μL
Testing time:
12 mins
Species:
Dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, pigs, monkeys, lizards, horses, cows, sheep, turtles, etc
Display screen:
5-inch touchscreen
Dimensions:
309mm X 218mm X 208mm
Weight:
3.45 kg
Data transmission:
WiFi, USB, LAN
Data printing:
The built-in thermal printer can be connected to a computer

Workflow

① Add sample
② Click to start
③ Scan QR code
④ Get results in 12 minutes
⑤ Print the report

Reagent

Testing panel :
CH01-1
Coagulation 4 Test Panel
FIB, TT, PT, APTT
180μL
CH02-1
Coagulation 2 Test Panel
PT, APTT
180μL
CH03-1
General Chemistry 23 Test Panel
ALB, ALP, ALT, AMY, AST, BUN, Ca, CK, CRE, DBIL, GGT, GLU, PHOS, TBA, TBIL, TCH, CO2 , TP, *A/G, *AST/ALT, *GLO, *IBIL, *BUN/CRE
140μL
CH04-1
Health Check 16 Test Panel
ALB, ALP, ALT, AMY, BUN, Ca, CK, CRE, GLU, PHOS, TBIL, TCH, TP, *A/G, *GLOB, *BUN/CRE
140μL
CH05-1
Liver Function 17 Test Panel
ALB, ALT, AST, GGT, ALP, TBIL, TBA, CK, TP, TG, TCH, DBIL, LDH, *GLO, *A/G, *AST/ALT, *IBIL
140μL
CH06-1
Kidney Function 11 Test Panel
ALB, PHOS, BUN, CRE, CO2, Ca, GLU, Na+, K+, Cl , *BUN/CRE
140μL
CH07-1
Electrolyte 7 Test Panel
Ca, CI ,CO2 ,K+ ,Mg ,Na+,PHOS
140μL
CH08-1
Canine Inflammation 6 Test Panel
AMY, BUN, CRE, LPS, CRP, *BUN/CRE
140μL
CH09-1
Diabetes 4 Test Panel
GLU, TG, TCH, FRU(GSP)
140μL
CH10-1
Feline Inflammation 12 Test Panel
ALB, ALP, TBA, BUN, CRE, GGT, f-SAA, LPS, TP, *BUN/CRE, *GLOB, *A/G
140μL
CH11-1
NSAID 6 Test Panel
ALP, ALT, AST, BUN, CRE, BUN/CRE
140μL
CH12-1
Equine 17 Test Panel
ALB, ALP, AST, BUN, Ca, CK, CRE, GLU, GGT, GLOB, K+, TBIL, CO2, TP, LDH, *A/G, *BUN/CRE
140μL
CH13-1
Large Animal 15 Test Panel
ALB, ALP, AST, BUN, Ca, CK, Cl, GGT, GLOB, GLU, K+, Mg, Na+, PHOS, TP
140μL
CH14-1
Avian &Reptile 18 Test Panel
ALB, AMY, AST, TBA, Ca, CK, Cl, GGT, GLOB, GLU, K+, Na+, PHOS, TBIL, TCH, TP, UA, A/G
140μL
CH15-1
Liver Function 4 Test Panel
ALP, ALT, TCH, TBA
50μL
CH16-1
Kidney Function 4 Test Panel
UA, ALB, CRE, GLU
50μL
CH17-1
Electrolyte 4 Test Panel
Ca, K+, Na+ ,PHOS
50μL
*Calculated values

Q & A

Q1. What types of specimens can be used with the miniCHEM test panel?

For Biochemical Testing:

Serum without anticoagulants (red-top tube, gold-top tube)

Heparinized whole blood or plasma using a green-top (lithium heparin) tube

 

For Coagulation Function Testing:

Whole blood or plasma collected with a blue-top (sodium citrate) tube

Q2. How much specimen volume is required for each test?

The specimen volume requirements are as follows:

Coagulation function testing: 180μL

Blood chemistry Testing: 140μL (microquantity test disc requires 50μL)

When using serum or plasma as the specimen, it is recommended to draw 2-3 times the required volume of whole blood to ensure adequate specimen volume.

Q3. How long can the specimen be stored after collection?

The sample should be tested within 60 minutes of collection. If testing is not possible, plasma should be separated and stored at 2-8℃, not exceeding 6 hours of storage time.

Q4. What dilution solutions can be used?

When diluting a sample, it is recommended to use pure water, injection water, or deionized water. It is important to follow the instructions for the specific volume required for each test. Avoid using solutions such as saline, mineral water, or tap water for dilution, as these can cause inaccurate results.

Q5. Which animal species can be tested?

Dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, pigs, monkeys, lizards, horses, cows, sheep, turtles, etc. Other species can be added, but reference ranges need to be established manually.

Q6. How long does each test take?

The testing of each sample takes around 12 to 15 minutes.

Q7. Will the condition of the sample interfere with the analysis?

Common interfering factors include hemolysis, lipemia, and jaundice, with their degree of interference affecting test results.

Q8. How are samples that exceed the detection limit handled?

At times, the measured values during testing may fall outside the detection limit that the analyzer can detect. This can happen when values are greater than (“>”) the detection limit or when there are interfering substances present in the sample, leading to invalid or non-linear results. In such cases, if necessary, the sample must be diluted and retested. To dilute plasma and serum samples, saline (0.9%) should be used, whereas whole blood should not be used for dilution. Please refer to the manual for specific instructions regarding dilution.

Q9. Will using the wrong anticoagulant/blood collection tube affect the results?

Using the correct anticoagulant in blood collection tubes is crucial for accurate test results.

Q10. If an animal needs both chemistry and rapid/PCR tests, can the same blood sample be used?

It’s important to use the correct anticoagulant when collecting blood samples for testing. Blood chemistry tests require the use of lithium heparin (green-top tube), while PCR tests require EDTA (purple-top tube). Using the wrong anticoagulant can affect the results, so be sure to use the appropriate collection tube for the test you are conducting. Both EDTA and lithium heparin can be used for rapid tests. When collecting multiple samples, it’s recommended to follow this order: red-top tube → green-top tube → purple-top tube. This will help ensure accurate results and prevent any adverse effects on the samples.

Q11. Is sodium citrate anticoagulant necessary for coagulation function tests? Can other anticoagulant tubes be used?

To perform coagulation function tests, either sodium citrate anticoagulated plasma or whole blood can be used. It’s important to ensure that the tube contains the correct blood volume as indicated, which yields a specified ratio of blood to anticoagulant. Any deviation from the specified blood volume, either insufficient or excessive, can impact the accuracy of the results.

Test disc

Q12. How should the test disc be stored? What is the shelf life?

The test disc should be stored between 2-8°C. Its shelf life is 12 months from the date of manufacture. Before use, take the kit out and let it reach room temperature for 10 minutes.

Please note that the test disc is individually sealed, and once opened, it must be used within 30 minutes.

Q13. How to add the sample to the test?

After removing the testing disc from the aluminum foil pouch, place it on a flat surface. Use a micropipette or other sampling device to add the sample through the “Sample” port (marked with a red circle) on the disc. Add the diluent through the “Diluent” port (marked with a white circle) on the test disc. Please refer to the reagent manual for specific instructions on the sample volume.

Q14. What should be considered during sample addition?

Please wear lint-free gloves during the operation, as dust can cause destructive effects on the optical components of the instrument. Ensure the test kit remains level during and after sample addition, and be careful not to introduce air bubbles during addition. When placing the test kit, hold it by the edges and avoid touching other parts of the disc.

Q15. Can the test disc be reused?

No, each test disc can only be used once.

Q16. Can the test disc be frozen?

No, the test disc cannot be frozen and should be stored at 2-8°C.

Q17. What is the difference between the CH15-1 Liver Function 4-Panel, CH15-1 Kidney Function 4-Panel, CH15-1 Electrolyte 4-Panel, and the CH05-1 Liver Function 17-Panel, CH06-1 Kidney Function 11-Panel, CH07-1 Electrolyte 7-Panel?

The General Chemistry Test Panel (CH03-CH14) requires 140μL of sample and can test a greater number of biomarkers. On the other hand, the microquantity test panels (CH15-CH17) require only 50μL of blood, which makes them ideal for small mammals, birds, and other small animals. However, they can test fewer biomarkers than the General Chemistry Test Panels.

Analyzer

Q18. Analyzer installation requirements

The ground should be flat and sufficiently strong. The environment should be as dust-free, non-corrosive, and non-flammable as possible. There should be no mechanical vibrations, excessive noise, or power interference. Avoid placing the equipment near heat sources or airflow, ensure good ventilation, and prevent direct sunlight exposure. The working temperature should be between 10-30°C, with relative humidity not exceeding 85%. The ambient temperature should not be below 10°C.

Q19. How to maintain the analyzer

At the end of each workday, it is important to turn off the power and clean any residue from the tray using a damp alcohol cotton ball. It’s also crucial to dispose of any waste materials generated during tests, including test discs and tips, promptly. Please wear rubber gloves while performing daily maintenance. Can it be connected to an external computer?

Yes, the results can be transmitted to a computer via USB or WiFi. Bioguard provides a computer program for report printing, allowing direct data transmission to the computer for printing.

Q20. Will choosing the wrong animal species affect the results?

Choosing the wrong animal species during testing (e.g., selecting a cat instead of a dog) will not affect the test results. However, the reference ranges will be different, so be aware that it could lead to misinterpretation due to high/low values.

Q21. Will choosing the wrong sample type affect the results?

Acceptable sample types include serum, plasma, and whole blood. Choosing the wrong sample type will not affect the results.

Q22. What units are displayed?

The analyzer provides options for both US and SI units, which can be switched in the settings.

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Instructional video

miniCHEM Bioguard’s Veterinary Coagulation and Chemistry Combo Analyzer is easy to use and provides results in just 12 minutes.

It can automatically centrifuge and test whole blood, serum, and plasma.

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