IDEXX SDMA Resource Centre

Getting started: How to run the Catalyst SDMA Test.

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How to use IDEXX SDMA tests

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Catalyst SDMA Test

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SDMA testing from IDEXX Reference Laboratories.

How to run the Catalyst SDMA Test

 

On a Catalyst One Chemistry Analyser

  1. Enter the sample information on the IDEXX VetLab Station.
  2. Load your sample, chemistry CLIP, and SDMA slide.
  3. Press the Start button on the analyser.
 

On a Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser

  1. Enter the sample information on the IDEXX VetLab Station.
  2. Select the patient and sample type on your Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser.
  3. Load your sample, chemistry CLIP, and SDMA slide.
  4. Load the reagent and tap Run on the analyser.
IDEXX offers many SDMA-inclusive profiles to meet your patient and practice needs.
Each can be found on IDEXX Online Orders. Simply save them to your favorites.

 


 

Chem 11 profile

Includes a box each of the Catalyst SDMA Test and the Catalyst Chem 10 CLIP.


 

Part number 99-0010259

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Chem 16 profile

Includes a box each of the Catalyst SDMA Test and the Catalyst Chem 15 CLIP.


 

Part number 99-0010258

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Chem 18 profile

Includes a box each of the Catalyst SDMA Test and the Catalyst Chem 17 CLIP.


 

Part number 99-0010257

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Answers to common questions about the Catalyst SDMA Test

Running and analysing the Catalyst SDMA Test is simple. Use these resources to answer your questions about the Catalyst SDMA Test.

Store the Catalyst SDMA Test in the refrigerator. There’s no need to warm the Catalyst SDMA Test. Just pull it from the refrigerator when you’re ready to run it.

The Catalyst SDMA Test and reagent can be stored in their pouch at room temperature for up to 8 hours. After 8 hours, store any unused materials in the refrigerator (do not freeze).

Absolutely. If you have a Catalyst One Chemistry Analyser, the Catalyst SDMA Test can be run alone or with other slides as part of a comprehensive patient profile. For example, you can run a Catalyst Lyte 4 CLIP, a Catalyst Chem 17 CLIP, a Catalyst Total T4 Test, and a Catalyst SDMA Test with one patient sample. The Catalyst SDMA Test and the Catalyst Total T4 Test can also be run together by using the Catalyst SDMA and Total T4 Kit. On the Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser, phenobarbital and CRP are the only tests you cannot run with SDMA.

You can load the slides in any order when running SDMA on the Catalyst One Chemistry Analyser or with 18 or fewer slides on the Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser. For the quickest time to results on the Catalyst One and Catalyst Dx chemistry analysers, the recommended load order is Lyte 4 CLIP, chemistry CLIP (e.g., Chem 17, Chem 10), SDMA, total T4, with additional slides on top.

Note: Always be sure to load the drawer with pipette tips before every run.

The recommended sample volume to run the Catalyst SDMA Test depends on the type of sample you're using. For whole blood, we recommend 600–800 µL. If you're testing serum/plasma, we recommend 65 µL, or 300 µL to run SDMA with other tests.

Get quick answers on what to do when SDMA is increased here.

Still have questions about how to run the Catalyst SDMA Test?

SDMA Quick Reference Guide

  

SDMA testing from IDEXX Reference Laboratories

IDEXX Reference Laboratories includes the IDEXX SDMA Test in all routine chemistry panels. There’s no additional cost, and the turnaround time is the same.

+ IDEXX SDMA Test included in all routine chemistry panels
+ IDEXX SDMA Test

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SDMA increased. Now what?

Use the IDEXX SDMA Test Algorithm to take the appropriate steps towards confirming disease and diagnosis.

 

Tools for implementation

Need help getting your practice set up with SDMA testing? Use our practice management resources to quick-start adding SDMA to your protocols and procedures.

  

Two options: same reliable results

 
The in-house Catalyst SDMA Test, with multiple SDMA-inclusive profiles to meet your patient and practice needs.
 

The IDEXX SDMA Test, included with every chemistry panel or as a stand-alone test from IDEXX Reference Laboratories.

 

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Note: SDMA is symmetric dimethylarginine.