Catalog Item Details

  TEST NAME Blood Typing - Canine (DEA 1.1) (CHE-1008)
  SECTION Clinical Pathology
  SPECIMENS (1.0 ml) Whole blood (purple top)
  SPECIES Canine
  PRICING $16.50
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Purple top tube
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 3 days
  TEST COMMENTS Dog blood typing is used to determine the dog’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. Dogs have at least 7 blood types. Blood types DEA (dog erythrocyte antigen) 1.1 and 1.2 are the most immunogenic and when transfused into a dog without those blood types will alloimmunize the transfused dog. Some dogs have a naturally occurring antibody to blood type 7. The “universal donor” should be negative for blood types 1.1, 1.2, and 7 and negative for antibody to blood type 7. 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 DEA 1.1 positive or negative.
  PROCEDURES Card Agglutination
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Clinical Pathology