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VetScan VS2

Redefining In-House Diagnostic Testing

The VetScan VS2 is a state-of-the-art chemistry, electrolyte, immunoassay and blood gas analyzer that delivers uncompromising accuracy from just two drops of whole blood, serum or plasma. The VetScan VS2 is amazingly simple and intuitive, featuring an advanced user interface, expanded printing capabilities and precision reference laboratory quality results in 12 minutes; making it ideal for veterinary clinics, mobile practitioners, research laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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Features

Benefits

  • Chemistry, electrolyte, immunoassay and blood gas with one simple instrument
  • Save time, counter space and money while improving in-house testing with the availability of Total T4, Bile Acids, tCO2, and Canine Heartworm
  • Accuracy comparable to reference laboratories
  • Offers peace of mind to diagnose and treat patients appropriately
  • Speed: 12 minutes to results
  • Obtain results, diagnose, discuss with clients and begin treatment within one visit
  • Intelligent Quality Control (iQC)
  • iQC monitors the analyzer, rotor and sample before and during every analysis to ensure reliable results
  • Sample integrity alerts
  • Monitors interference to ensure accurate results and reports levels of HEM, LIP and ICT to provide useful information on patients and sample handling
  • 100 µL sample size - whole blood, serum or plasma
  • Test a full chemistry profile using only two drops of sample from multiple species - vital in smaller patients
  • Cost-effective
  • Reduce your costs and save time:
    • Maintenance-free
    • No sample preparation - test whole blood
  • Portable, space saving design
  • The 11-pound analyzer has the ability to fit in one square foot of space and can be used anywhere and anytime
  • Set and archive reference ranges
  • Enter pre-labeled or unique species reference intervals as well as archive ranges for later use
  • Stores 5,000 patient records
  • Provides peace of mind that results are secure and allows recall of patient history
  • Connectivity
  • Connect with Practice Management Software, other VetScan Analyzers, external printers or a keyboard using the four USB ports

VetScan VS2 Profiles

VetScan profiles are conveniently packaged as single-use plastic rotors. Each reagent rotor contains a diluent and all the profiles necessary to perform a complete multi-chemistry blood analysis.

View our chart of VetScan Profiles

Available profiles include:

Canine Wellness Profile including Heartworm

Canine Wellness Profile including Heartworm

Ideal for performing a comprehensive wellness chemistry panel and testing for heartworm antigen simultaneously, running wellness exams on canines greater than 7 months of age, implementing a comprehensive wellness program or streamlining existing wellness programs while increasing profit and cost savings and reducing technician time.

This rotor provides the following 12 parameters - ALB, ALP, ALT, BUN, CA, CHW, CRE, GLOB, GLU, PHOS, TBIL, TP

Available in 24 count packages

*Available only for the VS2

Comprehensive Diagnostic Profile

Comprehensive Diagnostic Profile

Ideal for providing complete chemistry and electrolyte analysis for pre-anesthetic, general health, ill patient, geriatric and wellness testing.

This rotor provides the following 14 parameters - ALB, ALP, ALT, AMY, BUN, CA, CRE, GLOB, GLU, K+, NA+, PHOS, TBIL, TP

Available in 12, 24, 48 and 96 count packages

Prep Profile II

Prep Profile II

Basic health screen for pre-anesthetic evaluation and testing minimal values for baselines of young, health patients or recheck profile for some disease states.

This rotor provides the following 6 parameters - ALP, ALT, BUN, CRE, GLU, TP

Available in 12, 24 and 48 count packages

Critical Care Plus

Critical Care Plus

Ideal for serial testing, rechecks, fluid therapy and monitoring hospitalized patients.

This rotor provides the following 8 parameters - ALT, BUN, CL-, CRE, GLU, K+, NA+, tCO2

Available in 12 count packages

T4/Cholesterol

T4/Cholesterol

Ideal for routine screening of hypothyroidism in dogs and diagnostic for hyperthyroidism in cats, titrating and monitoring patients on thyroid hormone replacement therapy or patients being treated for hyperthyroid disease.

This rotor provides the following 2 parameters - T4, CHOL

Available in 12, 24 and 48 count packages

Mammalian Liver Profile

Mammalian Liver Profile

Ideal for obtaining baseline liver values, diagnosis and monitoring of hepatic disease and monitoring hepatic function while administering nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAISs) or other potentially hepatotoxic medications.

This rotor provides the following 8 parameters - ALB, ALP, ALT, BA, BUN, CHOL, GGT, TBIL

Available in 12 count packages

Equine Profile Plus

Equine Profile Plus

Ideal for routine equine checkups, wellness testing, ill patient diagnostics and prepurchase examinations for equine hospitals, ambulatory practitioners, critical care units and mixed animal hospitals.

This rotor provides the following 14 parameters - ALB, AST, BUN, CA, CK, CRE, GGT, GLOB, GLU, K+, NA+, TBIL, tCO2, TP

Available in 12 and 24 count packages

Avian/Reptilian Profile Plus

Avian/Reptilian Profile Plus

Ideal for measuring analytes that represent the most important areas of concern in avian and reptilian patients.

This rotor provides the following 12 parameters - ALB, AST, BA, CA, CK, GLOB, GLU, K+, NA+, PHOS, TP, UA

Available in 12 count packages

Large Animal Profile

Large Animal Profile

Ideal for herd health assessment and monitoring, prognostic indicator and diagnostic tool for beef and dairy cattle.

This rotor provides the following 11 parameters - ALB, ALP, AST, BUN, CA, CK, GGT, GLOB, MG, PHOS, TP

Available in 12 count packages

VetScan VS2 Specifications

Analyzer Dimensions Height 32.4 cm (12.75 in)
  Width 15.3 cm (6 in)
  Depth 20.3 cm (8 in)
Weight Analyzer 5.1 kg (11.2 lbs)
Mode of Operation Continuous  
Power Requirements 100-240 volts AC, 50-60 Hz; or 15 volts DC, 5.0 A
Main Unit: 1.1 to 0.45 amps, 15 volts DC, 5.0 A
 
Protection Against Ingress of Fluids Ordinary Equipment (IPX0)  
Ambient Operation Temperature 15-32° C (59-90° F)  
Humidity 0 - 80%, non-condensing  
Reaction Temperature 37° C (98.6° F)  
Thermal Protection Rating 70° C (158° F)  
Main Supply Voltage Fluctuations not to exceed ± 10% of the nominal voltage  
Transient Overvoltages Installation Category II in accordance with UL 61010A-1 first edition Annex J  
Pollution Degree 2 in accordance with IEC 664  

Simple Operation With Results You Can Count On

1Insert sample.

2Insert rotor.

3Read results.

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VetScan VS2 FAQ

  1. Is the VS2 a "one test at a time" system?
  2. Do I need a separate instrument for electrolytes or blood gases?
  3. Can the analyzer detect a flawed or defective rotor?
  4. How many species can the VS2 store for reference ranges?
  5. How many result records can the VS2 hold?
  6. What maintenance does the VS2 require?
  7. Does the VS2 require calibration?
  8. Does the VS2 need surge protection or an uninterruptable power supply?
  9. Can I connect the VS2 to an external computer?
  10. What types of samples can I run on the VS2?
  11. Is precision pipetting required?
  12. Can I use sodium heparin?
  13. Can I use whole blood directly in a rotor?
  14. If I inadvertently run an outdated rotor, do I risk inaccurate results?
  15. What is the shelf life of rotors?
  16. If a rotor was exposed to heat do I risk unreliable results as with other systems? Or if it's run too cold?
  17. Do rotors require warm-up before use?
  18. Does hemolysis, lipemia, or icterus affect the results on the VetScan VS2?
  19. What do the tilde (~ ~ ~) symbols in the results mean?
  20. What happens if I run a rotor under the wrong species?
  21. Can the VS2 results be transmitted to my lab management software?
  22. Can I back up the results on my VS2?
  23. Can patients other than equine, large animal, or avian use the Equine, Large Animal and Avian profiles?
  1. Is the VS2 a "one test at a time" system?

    No. The VS2 offers a variety of assays in a number of preconfigured panels for the utmost flexibility, while requiring only seconds of hands-on time, and providing the lowest possible operating costs.

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  2. Do I need a separate instrument for electrolytes or blood gases?

    No. The VS2 offers Na+, K+, tCO2, and Cl- which can be run on the same unit, test procedure, and sample.

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  3. Can the analyzer detect a flawed or defective rotor?

    Yes. The VS2's extensive Intelligent Quality Control (iQC) detects any flaw or potential anomaly in the rotor. Abaxis also provides a Performance Guarantee covering manufacture defective rotors. (This does not include cancellations or assay suppressions due to improper rotor storage, operator error, or poor sample integrity.)

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  4. How many species can the VS2 store for reference ranges?

    In addition to cat, dog, and horse, the VS2 includes pre-determined specie labels for entering your own reference ranges, and also provides 99 open labels for adding further species.

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  5. How many result records can the VS2 hold?

    The VS2 stores the results of the last 5000 rotors run. Thereafter, the VS2 replaces the oldest record with the most recent.

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  6. What maintenance does the VS2 require?

    The only required maintenance is cleaning the air filter on the back of the analyzer.

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  7. Does the VS2 require calibration?

    No. Unlike any other system, the VS2 reagents are factory calibrated. The analyzer reads calibration values from the barcode on the rotor itself. The VS2 then calibrates its optics automatically for each measurement, and measures optical absorbance to determine the concentration of each analyte.

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  8. Does the VS2 need surge protection or an uninterruptable power supply?

    Abaxis recommends plugging the VS2 into a surge protector designed for use with a computer. Abaxis also recommends using an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) in areas prone to electrical surges or power outages.

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  9. Can I connect the VS2 to an external computer?

    Yes. Sample results and status reports can be transmitted to a computer (through a USB port) whenever calculated or prepared. You can use popular terminal emulation software to collect the data from the VS2. The data is delivered in raw ASCII format, and can easily be converted to text for use in other applications.

    For information about optional Ethernet connectivity capabilities, or ASTM or XML connections, contact Abaxis Technical Service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-822-2947.

    The VS2 also interfaces with many commercial veterinary data management software packages. For information on compatible packages, check with your software vendor, or contact Abaxis Technical Service.

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  10. What types of samples can I run on the VS2?

    Whole blood, serum or plasma.

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  11. Is precision pipetting required?

    No. Adding approximately 100-120µL of sample is sufficient. (Make sure not to overfill the chamber, or internal spills can result.) The VS2's on-board microfluidics handle the rest.

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  12. Can I use sodium heparin?

    No. This anticoagulant can alter results. We recommend using lithium heparin with the VS2.

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  13. Can I use whole blood directly in a rotor?

    No. Syringes might be heparinized with sodium heparin anticoagulant, which is not recommended for use with the VS2. Instead, transfer the sample to a green top lithium heparin tube before loading into the rotor.

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  14. If I inadvertently run an outdated rotor, do I risk inaccurate results?

    The analyzer checks the rotor and cancels the run if the rotor is outdated. This makes it essential to set your VS2 to the correct date and time.

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  15. What is the shelf life of rotors?

    Rotor shelf life depends on the type of rotor, but averages approximately 9 to 18 months from the date of manufacture. See the package label to determine the rotor expiration date. To ensure optimal performance through the expiration date, the rotors must be refrigerated at 2-8° C (36-46° F), and used one at a time directly from the refrigerator.

    Note: Do not store rotors in the freezer or along side of a freezer component within a refrigerator. This freezes the diluent pack, which prevents it from running properly in the instrument.

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  16. If a rotor was exposed to heat do I risk unreliable results as with other systems? Or if it's run too cold?

    Always store rotors in the appropriate conditions to help ensure accurate results. Rotors may tolerate brief exposure to heat or cold, but excessive exposure to extreme temperatures suppresses reporting of some results, since the VS2's extensive built-in iQC mechanisms protect against reporting results for potentially compromised analytes.

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  17. Do rotors require warm-up before use?

    No. In fact, you should use rotors directly from the refrigerator.

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  18. Does hemolysis, lipemia, or icterus affect the results on the VetScan VS2?

    Endogenous substances such as hemolysis, lipemia, and icterus affect all blood chemistries, regardless of the type, size, or cost of the analysis instrument. The VetScan VS2 is the only point-of-care analyzer that assesses and suppresses hemolysis, lipemia, and icterus by determining assay-by-assay the level at which these substances could affect the reliability of the results, and bringing this to the user's attention.

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  19. What do the tilde (~ ~ ~) symbols in the results mean?

    These symbols mean that the VS2's iQC algorithm is functioning correctly and results for that particular chemistry analysis were suppressed. If the VS2 cannot assure reliable results because of sample quality, endogenous substances, or immeasurable analysis, the analyzer suppresses the results rather than simply report unreliable numbers.

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  20. What happens if I run a rotor under the wrong species?

    The analyzer is specifically calibrated for different species. If a rotor is run under the wrong species bank, the results will be unusable, and the rotor must be run again under the correct species.

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  21. Can the VS2 results be transmitted to my lab management software?

    Most lab management software is compatible with Abaxis equipment. Check with your software company to be certain.

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  22. Can I back up the results on my VS2?

    No, but you can print out reference ranges and results, or transfer them for storage in your lab management software.

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  23. Can patients other than equine, large animal, or avian use the Equine, Large Animal and Avian profiles?

    No. Profiles and reference ranges are designed for the specific species indicated on the package label. Running samples of other species can provide inaccurate results because some analytes are species-specific. See the rotor package insert for more information.

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VetScan VS2 Compatible Software

Companies listed here have written and validated communications to VetScan instruments. Abaxis does not participate in interface development and therefore does not support nor endorse the performance of the software. Each manufacturer must be contacted directly regarding the specifics of their system, interfacing detail and user references. Contact information and website links are provided here for your convenience.

Avimark
www.avimark.net
877-838-9273

Business Infusions
www.businessinfusions.com
877-207-3335

Clientrax
www.clientrax.com
800-416-2815

DVMax
www.dvmax.com
800-950-5455

Via
www.viainfosys.com
866-269-8284

ImproMed, LLC. Infinity
www.impromed.com/infinity
800-925-7171

Intravet
www.intravet.com
800-422-8875

DVM Manager
www.dvmmgr.com
800-827-2243

Animal Intelligence
www.animalintelligence.com
360-876-7123

ImproMed, LLC. Advantage+
www.impromed.com/advantage-plus
800-925-7171

Cornerstone
www.idexx.com
1-800-695-2877

Stringsoft
www.stringsoft.com
800-481-2693

ALIS-Vet
www.informavet.com
888-254-7838

Rx Works
www.vetaid.com
888-779-5163

V-tech Platinum
www.advancemicrosystems.com/
800-858-0433

VetPort
www.vetport.com
513-315-8593

BSI
www.bsi-usa.com
404-324-3349

Abaxis Data Manager
http://updates.abaxis.com/data_manager/

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