The NEW VeraSTAT-V
HORSE HEALTH IN STABLE HANDS
A Stable-Side Device To Monitor Inflammation
The latest edition to our Veterinary diagnostics portfolio is the NEW Randox VeraSTAT-V, a small footprint stable-side device designed to detect early signs of inflammation by measuring quantitative levels of Serum Amyloid A in whole blood, quickly and accurately.
> Detects inflammation
> Convenient stable-side device
> Results in 6 minutes
> Quantitative results
> Easy to use
> Results stored
> Whole blood
Equine Serum Amyloid A: A Valuable Inflammatory Marker
Serum Amyloid A (SAA) is a protein the liver produces in response to inflammation. SAA is released into the bloodstream to help the immune system fight infection. SAA is the fastest marker to rise in response to inflammation making it a valuable marker for detection.
The ability to accurately detect infection in as little as 6 minutes, and from the convenience of the stable yard, is beneficial to both horse and owner. Treatment can be started immediately; recovery time can be shorter and the horse can return to work earlier.
SCREEN, DETECT, PROTECT: Infection is invisible, detection isn’t
Starting at base
A healthy horse’s SAA levels are low or even undetectable. Inflammatory conditions increase the levels of SAA by up to 1000 times the baseline level, so understanding SAA levels delivers valuable insight.
The horse’s liver responds to infection in as little as 6 HOURS and SAA is released into the blood to help fight the infection. Early diagnosis means that you can ACT FAST to shorten recovery time.
SAA levels stay elevated until the infection subsides. Monitoring SAA levels over time, will track how long the infection persists and answer the question, ‘Is the treatment working?’
Indicator treatment is NOT working
SAA levels should decrease following treatment, therefore continued heightened levels of SAA may be an indicator that the treatment has not worked, and an alternative treatment may be required.
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Veterinary RX Series
RX Series | Veterinary Market
A Comprehensive Clinical Package for Veterinary Laboratories
Benefits of Randox RX series
Extensive Dedicated Test Menu
Extensive test menu allows for revenue generation & business growth via more on-site testing which will also minimise time spent waiting for external results to return. The most extensive test menu on the market enables breadth of diagnosis and provides a competitive market edge resulting in increased profits and business growth.
Low Sample Volume
The RX series is capable of utilising small sample volumes, ranging from 0.5 μl (RX modena) to 5μl (RX misano), thus catering for smaller animals where samples can be hard to obtain.
Flexibility & Versatility
Ability to personalise parameter settings for a wide range of animal species increases lab efficiency. Custom build test menus and create favourites to enable personalised panels, such as diabetes and renal function, or species-specific panels such as equine and companion animals.
The RX Series – The complete solution to your veterinary testing needs!
Randox is an international healthcare diagnostics company with over 35 years experience as a supplier to the veterinary market. Our extensive product portfolio includes our state of the art RX series of clinical chemistry analysers specifically designed to accurately diagnose and effectively monitor the general health and well-being of a diverse range of animals, including companion animals, livestock, exotic species and birds. In addition, the wide measuring ranges of our assays ensure suitability across a vast range of species. Our RX range allows for accurate diagnosis of veterinary patients with on-site testing.
RX series Dedicated Veterinary Test Menu
|Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)||Chloride||Gamma GT||Phosphorus (Inorganic)|
|Alkaline Phosphatase||Cholesterol (Total)||Glutathione Peroxidase (Ransel)||Superoxide Dismutase (Ransod)|
|Ammonia||Cholinesterase (Butyryl)||Glutathione Reductase||Total Antioxidant Status (TAS)|
|Amylase||CK-NAC||Iron||Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)|
|Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)||CO2 Total||Lactate||Total Protein|
|Bile Acids (4th Gen)||Copper||Lactate Dehydrogenase (L-P)||Triglycerides|
|Bile Acids (5th Gen)||Creatinine||Lactate Dehydrogenase (P-L)||Urea|
|Bilirubin (Direct)||CRP||Lipase||Uric Acid|
|Bilirubin (Total)||CRP (Canine)||Magnesium||Urinary Protein|
|Calcium||D-3-Hydroxybutyrate (Ranbut)||Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFA)||Zinc|
|Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)||Calcium||D-3-Hydroxybutyrate (Ranbut)||Phosphorus (Inorganic)|
|Ammonia||Cholesterol (LDL)||Glucose||Superoxide Dismutase (Ransod)|
|Amylase||Cholesterol (Total)||Glutathione Peroxidase (Ransel)||Total Protein|
|Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)||Cholinesterase (Butyryl)||Iron||Triglycerides|
|Bile Acids (4th Gen)||CK-NAC||Lactate||Urea|
|Bile Acids (5th Gen)||CO2 Total||Lipase||Uric Acid|
|Bilirubin (Direct)||Copper||Magnesium||Urinary Protein|
|Bilirubin (Total)||Creatinine||Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFA)||Zinc|
Product availability may vary from country to country. Some product may be for Research use Only. For more information on product application and availability, please contact your local Randox Representative.
RX series Clinical Chemistry Analysers
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CRP (C-Reactive Protein) is an acute phase protein produced by the liver in response to tissue injury, infection, or other inflammation. In animals, serum levels increase within 4-6 hours of such events, making CRP a much earlier indicator than other acute phase reactants.
Canine CRP is used when inflammation is suspected and allows the extent of inflammation to be determined. Used in conjunction with physical examination of signs and symptoms. It can be used to determine acute inflammatory conditions and to detect a relapse of an immune mediated disease or flare-up of a chronic inflammatory disease.
Bile acids are compounds that are made in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. Bile acids help with digestion of foods, particularly fat. Bile acids are measured to determine liver function and performance; elevated levels of bile acids in the blood are a result of ineffective reabsorption by the liver after digestion, and as such indicate that the liver cells are not functioning well. Randox Bile Acids test allows for liver function issues to be detected quickly, allowing early treatment and enabling the liver to regenerate before irreversible damage occurs.
D-3 Hydroxybutyrate (Ranbut) is a major ketone body in the blood produced when fatty acids in the liver are metabolised for energy. Elevated levels of ketones are referred to as ketosis, and occur when insufficient energy intake results in negative energy balance; ketosis can be toxic and damaging to the kidneys and liver. Many animals suffer an increased risk of ketosis as a result of high energy demands during lactation, pregnancy and birthing.
A major complication associated with ketosis is pregnancy toxemia in ewes or twin lamb disease, a metabolic disorder caused by insufficient nutrients and severe energy shortage.
Glutathione Peroxidase is an antioxidant enzyme that helps protect the body from free radicals. It contains selenium, an important trace element that is essential for enabling selenium-containing proteins, such as glutathione peroxidase, to function correctly.
The Randox Ransel test is used to measure glutathione peroxidase activity to determine functional selenium deficiency; it is considered more accurate than measuring selenium levels directly as low selenium concentration does not necessarily mean an animal is selenium deficient.
Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) is the assessment of the overall antioxidant function in the body. This is determined with the measurement of the total amount of antioxidants circulating the body. Different forms of antioxidants include those which inhibit the formation of free radicals, those which destroy free radicals, and those which repair the cells damaged as a result of free radical attack; a reduction in either of these components can compromise the body’s total antioxidant capacity.
Assessing an animals total antioxidant status is crucial as a reduction in total antioxidant status inhibits defence.
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