Catalog Item Details

  TEST NAME Blood Typing - Feline (CHE-1007)
  SECTION Clinical Pathology
  SPECIMENS (1.0 ml) Whole Blood (purple top)
  SPECIES Feline
  PRICING $16.50
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Purple top tube
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1 week
  TEST COMMENTS Cat blood typing is used to determine the cat’s specific blood type before a transfusion. An animal is transfused with type specific blood to prevent a transfusion reaction. Transfusion reactions can cause serious illness or death. Cats have three blood types (A, B, and AB). Most cats (>99%) are blood type A. Type B cats have a natural occurring antibody to blood type A. Some purebred breeds have a high incidence of blood type B (17-59%). When cats with type B are transfused with type A RBCs, an acute transfusion reaction can occur. This procedure is performed on a specially designed blood typing card manufactured exclusively in our laboratory. Presence or absence of agglutination in the test wells of the card determine blood type, A, B, or AB.
  PROCEDURES Tube Agglutination
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Clinical Pathology