VetScan® Canine Heartworm Rapid Test is a heartworm antigen test kit used to detect Dirofilaria immitis (D. immitis) in canine or feline whole blood, serum or plasma. Easy to use with accurate results delivered in 10 minutes. Room temperature storage (59 - 80°F). Do not freeze. No returns on test kits. For veterinary use only.
25 Test Devices
1 bottle sample buffer (6 ml)
25 transfer pipettes
1 instruction insert
Devices and test reagents must be stored at room temperature 15° to 27°C (59° to 80°F).
Devices and test reagents are stable until the expiration date when stored at 15° to 27°C (59° to 80°F).
Read all instructions before beginning the assay.
Directions for Use:
Samples must be at room temperature 15° to 27°C (59° to 80°F), before running the assay - DO NOT HEAT.
Previously frozen or older samples must be centrifuged before use.
Serum or Plasma, either fresh, previously frozen or stored at 2° to 7°C (36° to 45°F), may be used in this test. Serum or plasma may be stored for up to 7 days at 2° to 7°C. For longer storage, sample should be frozen (-20°C or colder).
Whole Blood may be used. Whole blood must be anticoagulated (e.g. EDTA, heparin) and may be used either fresh or after refrigeration at 2° to 7°C (36° to 45°F) for up to 5 days.
Hemolyzed samples will not affect the results.
EDTA or heparin in plasma will not affect the results.
Precautions and Warnings:
Important: Do not remove device from the pouch until ready for use.
For veterinary use only.
Do not use components after expiration date.
Device must be used as soon as possible after removing from pouch.
The device should be in a horizontal position on a flat surface while the test is performed.
Use a separate transfer pipette for each test.
All wastes should be properly decontaminated prior to disposal.
The buffer reagent is not interchangeable from serial to serial.
Contains sodium azide as a preservative.
Canine (dogs) and Feline (cats)