D-Tec CB Canine Brucellosis Test Kit is a fast and simple brucellosis test for dogs. With results in approximately two minutes, you can quickly identify dogs potentially infected with Brucella canis. No returns on test kits.
Cautions: Brucella canis is infectious to humans. Caution should be exercised when handling serums to be tested. Keep test kit and serums out of reach of children and animals.
Storage: Store at 35°F to 45°F. Do not freeze.
Reagents A - Positive Control
Reagent B - Antigen
Reagent C - 2-Mercaptoethanol, (0.2M solution) Reaction cards
Serum and a centrifuge are required for this canine brucellosis test. Test may not be used with whole blood or plasma. Positive results require additional confirmation.Procedure for Rapid Slide Agglutination Test (RSAT)
Ensure reagents and sample are at room temperature (70-78°F; 21-25°C) prior to testing.
Procedure For 2-Mercaptoethanol-Rapid Slide Agglutination Test (2ME-RSAT)
- Cut card on dotted line. Two circles are used to perform each test.
- Place one drop of Reagent A, Positive Control (Red Cap), in one circle of the supplied card.
- Use a disposable plastic pipette to place one drop of test serum in another circle. Each test kit contains disposable pipettes to prevent serum cross contamination. Do not dispose of pipette until the 2ME-RSAT is completed.
- Thoroughly mix Reagent B, Antigen (White Cap), by vigorously shaking the vial. Add one drop of the Reagent B, Antigen, close to each serum drop, being careful not to touch the serum with the dropper tip.
- Mix each antigen-serum combination with a separate end of a stir stick, spreading to fill the circular area. Do not allow the positive control test to touch the unknown serum sample.
- Gently rock the card for 10-15 seconds. Place on a flat surface and observe for agglutination for no longer than two minutes. If the serum is negative (absence of agglutination), the animal is considered not to be infected with B. canis. If the card tests positive, perform the 2ME-RSAT.
- Add 2 drops of Reagent C, 2-Mercaptoethanol (Yellow Cap) to a tube containing 2 drops of the serum to be tested, and mix well.
- Place 1 drop of this mixture on a new reaction circle.
- Add 1 drop of Reagent B, Antigen as above to the serum solution and mix with stir stick as described above.
- Gently rock the card for 10-15 seconds. Place on a flat surface and observe for agglutination for no longer than 2 minutes. When the RSAT-positive sample also tests positive by 2ME-RSAT, the animal is presumptively diagnosed as being infected with B. canis. Blood should be subjected to cultural examination for B. canis. When the RSAT-positive samples tests negative by 2ME-RSAT, the animal may be in the early stage of B. canis infection, or alternatively, its serum may contain non-specific agglutinins to B. canis. To distinguish between these two conditions, a second serum sample should be collected in approximately thirty days and retested by the 2ME-RSAT procedure. Only if this sample tests positive should the animal be presumptively diagnosed as having B. canis infection. Blood should then be subjected to cultural examination for B. canis.
Definitive diagnosis of canine brucellosis is based upon isolation of B. canis from the animal.
Negative Test: No agglutination (clumping) within two minutes.
Positive Test: Agglutination (clumping) withing two minutes