Consumables for running bile acids on the Catalyst One and Catalyst Dx

Catalyst Bile Acids

Reference laboratory accuracy and comparable range 

  • Test with ease, convenience, and efficiency. Load-and-go workflow delivers a result in approximately 15 minutes.
  • Recommend next steps with confidence. Comparable range to IDEXX Reference Laboratories (1.0-180.0 µmol/L).
  • Maintain continuity of care. Same-day pre- and postprandial results make patient management seamless.
     

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How to run Catalyst Bile Acids

 

Running bile acids on a Catalyst One Chemistry Analyser

  1. Enter the sample information on the IDEXX VetLab Station.
  2. Load the slide, sample, and reagent.
  3. Close the sample drawer and press the Start button on the analyser. 
  4. At the end of the run, identify the result type (preprandial, postprandial, other) on the IDEXX VetLab Station.
 

Running bile acids on a Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser

  1. Enter the sample information on the IDEXX VetLab Station.
  2. Select the patient and sample type on your Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser.
  3. Load the slide, sample, and reagent.
  4. Close the sample drawer and press the Start button on the analyser. 
  5. At the end of the run, identify the result type (preprandial, postprandial, other) on the IDEXX VetLab Station.

Catalyst Bile Acids Quick Reference Guide

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Performance

This white paper details the correlation between Catalyst Bile Acids and the reference method as well as the test’s precision in the range of clinical interest.

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Fast the dog or cat approximately 12 hours and collect a fasting (preprandial) blood sample.
  • Obtain result from preprandial Catalyst Bile Acids.
     
Feed the animal a high-fat meal to stimulate gallbladder contraction.
  • The minimum amount of food is 2 tsp for small patients (<10 lb) and 2 Tbsp for large patients.
  • If encephalopathic effects of protein are anticipated, use a restricted-protein food mixed with a small amount of corn oil.
     
Two hours after feeding, collect a postprandial blood sample.
  • Obtain result from postprandial Catalyst Bile Acids.

Compatible sample types include serum, lithium heparin plasma, and whole blood using the Catalyst Lithium Heparin Whole Blood Separator. The recommended sample volume to run Catalyst Bile Acids depends on the type of sample you're using. For whole blood, we recommend 700–800 µL. If you’re testing serum or plasma, we recommend at least 125 µL when run alone or 300-400 µL to run Catalyst Bile Acids with other tests.

There are 6 Catalyst Bile Acids slides per box. With pre- and postprandial testing, this provides you with bile acids testing for 3 patients.

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The IDEXX bile acids algorithm 

This algorithm will help you identify hepatobiliary disease and decreased liver function based on test results. Use the information to determine when to perform bile acids testing and what to do with increased results.

IDEXX bile acids algorithm

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