This feline pancreatitis Rapid Test Kit is based on an immunochromatographic assay to detect feline pancreatitis in feline plasma or serum.
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that can occur in two very different forms. Acute pancreatitis is sudden, while chronic pancreatitis is characterized by recurring or persistent form of pancreatic inflammation. Cases of both can be considered mild or severe.
Key facts of the Feline Pancreatitis Rapid Test Kit
- Ready to use kits for pet owners and vet clinic
- No special instrument required
- Suitable for field test
- Result in 10min.
SPECIFICATION of Feline Pancreatitis Rapid Test Kit
||Lateral flow rapid tests
||This kit is 100% specific, and sensitivity is >99%
||This kit includes:
- Rapid Test Card, 15pcs
- Sample buffer, 15pcs
- Swabs, 15pcs
- Kit manual, 1set
What are the clinical signs of pancreatitis and how is it diagnosed?
The most common clinical signs include nausea, vomiting, fever, lethargy, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and decreased appetite. If the attack is severe, acute shock or death may occur.
How is pancreatitis diagnosed?
Laboratory tests usually reveal an elevated white blood cell count; however, an elevated white blood cell count may also be caused by other conditions besides pancreatitis. If there is an elevation of pancreatic enzymes in the blood, the diagnosis is confirmed, but many cats with pancreatitis will have normal pancreatic enzyme levels. In recent years, a new pancreatic test has become available to diagnose pancreatitis even if pancreatic enzyme levels are normal. See the handout “Pancreatitis in Cats - Pancreas-Specific Lipase” for further details on this test.
How is pancreatitis treated?
The successful management of pancreatitis will depend on early diagnosis and prompt medical therapy. With mild, edematous pancreatitis, treatment is supportive, by "resting" the pancreas and allowing the body to heal itself.