EquiChek™-SAA is a veterinary point of care test and easy to use. It requires three simple steps once the test is opened, with results available in less than 10 minutes. Results can be observed in as little as 2-3 minutes after addition of sample.
Before starting the test remove test cassette from foil pouch. Only open pouch just before adding sample.
Step 1: Remove cap from blood tube and insert sample applicator. Just touch sample applicator to surface of the blood. DO NOT IMMERSE SAMPLE APPLICATOR IN BLOOD TUBE. DO NOT SQUEEZE the sample applicator, blood will be drawn up automatically up to the black line on the sample applicator.
Step 2: Apply sample to the sample port on the test strip. Touch sample applicator to the sample port and gently squeeze to expel blood into the test window.
Step 3 : Add 3 drops of liquid from the dropper bottle into the sample port.
It is recommended that the test is read at 10 minutes after starting. However, a normal result can be seen within 2-3 minutes, i.e. 4 lines will be visible.
What You Will See
NORMAL: 4 clearly visible lines. No active or significant inflammatory condition.
MILD INFLAMMATION: 3 visible lines, with 4th test line either weak or absent.
MILD TO MODERATE INFLAMMATION: Two lines visible (one test line and the control line). The intensity of the test line will vary depending level of inflammation
CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT INFLAMMATION: Only 1 line visible.
INVALID TEST: No lines observed. May be due to failure to add at least 2 drops to the sample port, or test strip was exposed to air for too long before running the test. Contact supplier.