Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyser

Easy, Fast, Flexible, Accurate

 

Revolutionary speed, throughput and flexibility puts results in your hands more quickly so you can manage more cases simply and efficiently.

 

 

The Catalyst Dx® analyser connects to the IDEXX VetLab® Station Laboratory Information Management System to provide:

  • All your diagnostic information in one comprehensive patient report
  • Access to IDEXX SmartService™ Solutions: remote troubleshooting for your IDEXX VetLab® analysers that saves time and helps keep your laboratory running smoothly
Catalyst Dx Analyzer

Faster results with less hands-on time

 

Run blood work in less time than it takes to prepare a sample for an outside laboratory.

 

Save time with the automation of repetitive tasks

  • Load-and-go with convenient test CLIPs
  • Single slide flexibility
  • Onboard whole blood separation
  • Automated sample pipetting
  • Automated dilutions for easier UPC runs
  • Automatically generated results saved to the patient’s electronic medical record

 

Offer patients and clients real-time answers at the point of care

  • Run multiple samples simultaneously
  • Add electrolytes to any panel with the Lyte 4 CLIP
  • See your chemistry results in just 8 minutes
  • Get preanaesthetic panel results on 14 patients in an hour
  • Run up to 25 tests on a single sample
  • In seconds transfer blood from syringe to lithium heparin whole blood separator to analyser

Proven and Trusted Dry-Slide Technology

 

Nearly 75% of blood samples in veterinary medicine can be affected by interfering substances. Dry-slide technology uses layers and washes to remove impurities for the most reliable results.

 

Dry-slide technology ensures that even compromised samples produce accurate results.

 

Patient sample

is applied to the top of the spreading layer

Spreading layer

Sample is distributed evenly

Filtering layer

Filters out substances that interfere with results

Reagent layer

Reagent reacts with sample

Indicator layer

Reacted sample collects for spectral analysis

Support layer

Optical interface

View the dry-slide animation

 

IDEXX Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyser Specifications

 

  
Dimensions and WeightWidth: 14 inches (35.56 cm)
Depth: 16.25 inches (41.28 cm)
Height: 17.25 inches (43.82 cm)
Weight: approximately 50 pounds (22 kg)
Power SupplyInput: 100–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz, 3.5 Amps
Power Supply Protection: (IPXO)
Input/Output ConnectionsThere are four Input/Output connections for the Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser. Three are on the rear of the instrument (power connection, Ethernet port for connection to IDEXX VetLab Station, and a USB port) and one is accessible when the waste drawer is removed (USB port).
TemperatureOperating: 15ºC–30ºC
Storage: 5ºC–38ºC
Relative HumidityOperating: 15%–75%
Storage: 20%–85%

IDEXX Catalyst Dx® Chemistry
Analyser Tests

Increased menu and complete flexibility

 

With the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyser, you can:

  • Use single slides
  • Create customised panels
  • Use convenient preloaded CLIPs for economical, comprehensive testing.
  • Transfer blood from syringe to analyser using lithium heparin whole blood separator.

 

7 preloaded CLIPs and UPC ratio

Just open the foil pouch and slide the preloaded CLIP into the holder. When you remove the CLIP, your slides automatically load into the analyser.


 

Chem 17 CLIP
Ideal comprehensive panel for canine testing (wellness, sick, emergency); also use this panel for adult and geriatric canine preanaesthetic screening.

ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, ALT, AMYL, BUN, BUN/CREA, Ca, CHOL, CREA, GGT, GLOB, GLU, LIPA, PHOS, TBIL, TP

Chem 15 CLIP
Ideal comprehensive panel for feline testing (wellness, sick, emergency); also use this panel for adult and geriatric feline preanaesthetic screening.

ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, ALT, BUN, BUN/CREA, Ca, CHOL, CREA, GGT, GLOB, GLU, PHOS, TBIL, TP

 

Chem 10 CLIP
Screen your patients for safer anaesthesia.

ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, ALT, BUN, BUN/CREA, CREA, GLOB, GLU, TP

Lyte 4 CLIP
Add electrolytes to any panel.

Cl, K, Na, Na/K

 

Equine 15 CLIP
Comprehensive equine testing.

ALB, ALB/GLOB, ALKP, AST, BUN, BUN/CREA, Ca, CK, CREA, GGT, GLOB, GLU, LDH, TBIL, TP

NSAID 6 CLIP
Establish baseline and monitor NSAID therapy.

ALKP, ALT, AST, BUN, BUN/CREA, CREA

 

Urine P:C Ratio
Detects and quantifies proteinuria; diagnose early renal disease in just one run.

UCRE, UPRO, UPC

QC CLIP
A simple, convenient way to verify the accuracy of test results following the analyser's monthly cleaning.

ALB, ALKP, ALT, Ca, GLU, NH3

27 different tests
Easily do rechecks, monitor patients and create custom panels with single slides.
ALB
ALKP
ALT
AMYL
AST
BUN
Ca
CHOL
CK
Cl
CREA
GGT
GLU
K
LAC
LDH
LIPA
Mg
Na
NH3
PHOS
TBIL
TP
TRIG
UCRE
UPRO
URIC
 6 calculations
ALB/GLOB
BUN/CREA
GLOB
Na/K
Osmolality
UPC

Three simple steps for fast, efficient performance

 

The Catalyst Dx analyser is designed to simplify your work flow with unmatched speed, ease of use, flexibility and throughput:

  • In seconds transfer blood from syringe to green-cap lithium heparin whole blood separator to analyser.
  • Run whole blood, plasma, serum or urine—whatever best suits your needs!
  • Run a UPC ratio, with the ease of automated dilutions, on all senior pets or those you suspect of renal disease to improve the prognosis via early-stage detection.
  • Run multiple patient samples at the same time using any of the 7 preloaded test CLIPs, including electrolytes, or customise your diagnostics with 27 different tests.

 

To learn more about using the Catalyst Dx analyser, take this convenient online course (U.S.) from the IDEXX Learning Centre.

 

Lithium Heparin Whole Blood Separator FAQs

 

Can I use a heparin-treated sample in the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

Heparin-treated samples can be used in the lithium heparin whole blood separator except when running feline AST, LDH or CK. Double dosing may elevate the results for these assays in feline samples.

 

What if I need more patient sample in order to complete all of my testing?

The lithium heparin whole blood separator provides the benefit of plasma, which can be recovered after its use in the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyser and used for your additional testing needs.

If more blood is left in the patient syringe after dispensing the required volume of 0.6–0.8 cc into the separator, the remaining sample can be dispensed into any sample tube as long as the required fill volume is adequate.

 

Can I use the remaining plasma to run other tests?

Yes! We encourage the use of recovered plasma from the lithium heparin whole blood separator for other tests, such as the SNAP® T4 Test and SNAP® Total T4 Test.

 

How should the lithium heparin whole blood separator be stored?

Lithium heparin whole blood separators should be stored at room temperature with their green caps on. Do not store the separators in direct sunlight or near sources of heat.

 

Do I need to invert the lithium heparin whole blood separator to properly anticoagulate the sample?

No. The recommended mixing method for the lithium heparin whole blood separator is to swirl the separator 5 times.

If you choose to invert the separator and some blood becomes trapped in and/or around the cap, tap the separator gently on the counter to help release the blood from the cap. The sample volume that is trapped in the cap is not sufficient enough to cause issues with analysing the sample and obtaining results

 

How long can I let my sample sit in the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

It is recommended that samples be run within 30 minutes of collection. If the sample is not being run immediately, cap the separator to prevent sample evaporation.

 

After I run a sample, can I store any remaining plasma in the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

No. Sample should not be stored in the lithium heparin whole blood separator after it has been run on the Catalyst Dx analyser as it could alter the concentrations of certain chemistries. Remove the plasma with a transfer pipette, place it in a capped tube and store it in the refrigerator.

 

How do I know if I have put the appropriate amount of blood into the lithium heparin whole blood separator?

Dispense 0.6–0.8 cc of whole blood into the separator. You can measure this using the marks on the syringe you are using to dispense the sample, or by filling only to the lowest line on the separator (as shown below).

 

See how others are benefiting from Catalyst Dx

Busy practices everywhere are discovering all the ways the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyser can help improve everyday life. Read the stories below and learn how you can benefit from your peer’s experience.

 

 Improved clinic workflow for a faster diagnosis
Animal Referral Hospital, Homebush, New South Wales
“We get a diagnosis in a short time frame allowing us to discuss appropriate treatment plans with our clients quite quickly."
   
 

Give clients something they can really use: time
Village Vet Animal Clinic, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
“Our clients spend less time waiting, and our technicians can accomplish more ... 
we think they can use it.”

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More patients AND more smiles
Falmouth Animal Hospital, Falmouth, Maine
“Now we can admit three dogs at 7:30 a.m. and have all the test results ready by 
7:55 a.m.—without any grumbling from laboratory personnel.”

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Speed up, slow down and stay informed
Animal Medical Clinic of Punta Gorda, Florida
“It used to take 90 minutes just to spin and run the blood. Now I have so much 
time to spare that I spend the late morning reading journals.”

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