With just one blood sample, the Snap® Feline Triple® Test Kit tests for three common diseases in cats; Heartworm, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). Any color development in the sample spots indicates an antigen presence. Uses serum, plasma or anticoagulated whole blood to deliver results in just 10 minutes. For veterinary use only. No returns on test kits.
1 bottle anti-HW, anti-FeLV and FIV:HRPO conjugate (preserved with Gentamicin and Kathon); 8.0 ml
1 Snap® Device (15 with 15 tests; 30 with 30 tests)
Reagents contained in each device:
Wash Solution (preserved with Kathon), 0.4 ml (15 with 15 tests; 30 with 30 tests)
Substrate Solution, 0.6 ml (15 with 15 tests; 30 with 30 tests)
Snap® devices and test reagents must be stored at 2-8°C (35-46°F) until the expiration date.
All components must be at room temperature 18-25°C (64°-77°F) before running the test. Do not heat.
Samples must be at room temperature 18-25°C (64-77°F) before beginning the test procedure.
Serum, plasma or anti-coagulated whole blood (e.g., EDTA, heparin), either fresh or stored at 2-8°C (35-46°F) for up to one week, can be used. For longer storage, serum or plasma can be frozen (-20°C/-4°F) or colder) and then recentrifuged before use.
Hemolyzed or lipemic samples will not affect results.
Precautions and Warnings
All wastes should be properly decontaminated prior to disposal.
Do not mix components from kits with different serial numbers.
Do not use a Snap Device that has been activated prior to the addition of sample.
Male-only heartworm infections typically produce antigen levels that are below the detection capability of this antigen test.
1. Allow all components to equilibrate at room temperature (18-25°C) for 30 minutes before use. Do not heat.
2. Using the pipet provided, dispense 3 drops of sample into a new sample tube.
3. Holding the bottle vertical, add 4 drops of conjugate to the sample tube.
4. Cap the sample tube and mix it thoroughly by inverting it 3-5 times.
5. Place the device on a horizontal surface. Add the entire contents of the sample tube to the sample well, being careful not to splash the contents outside of the sample well.
The sample will flow across the result window, reaching the activation circle in 30-60 seconds. Some sample may remain in the sample well.
6. When color FIRST appears in the activation circle, push the activator firmly until it is flush with the device body.
Note: Some samples may not flow to the activation circle within 60 seconds and, therefore, the circle may not turn color. In this case, press the activator after the sample has flowed across the result window.
7. Test results must be read at 10 minutes from the time of activation.
Note: The positive control may develop sooner, but results are not complete until 10 minutes.
Interpreting the Test Results
Only the positive control spot develops color.
Any color development in the sample spots indicates the presence of FIV antibody, FeLV antigen or heartworm antigen in the sample.
If the sample is allowed to flow past the activation circle, background color may result. Some background color is normal. However, if colored background obscures the test result, repeat the test.
No Color Development
If the positive control does not develop color, repeat the test.