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Alphatrak 2 blood glucose test strips - 50 units

Blood glucose portable monitoring system for diabetics cats and dogs and horses

AlphaTrak is a blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) intended for in vitro diagnostic use in veterinary clinics and the home. It provides results in just seconds and has been specially developed for cats, dogs, ferrets, horses, rats and mice.

The starter kit for AlphaTrak 2 includes: glucometer, 25 test strips, a lancing device, 30 lancets, control solution and a detailed user manual.

  • More information on how to perform the analysis and an explanation of the error codes can be found in the User's Manual. You can also watch the video explaining how to take a blood sample and perform the test.

Dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, rats and mice:

  • Designed to test blood glucose in extracted samples.
  • Only AlphaTrak 2 test strips and AlphaTrak 2 control should be used. The use of older versions of AlphaTrak 2 test strips or other branded test strips or control solution with AlphaTrak 2 may produce inaccurate results.
    • Can analyze fresh capillary and venous blood samples, whole blood drawn with a syringe or vacutainer tube with an anticoagulant (EDTA or heparin) if the the test is performed within 10 minutes of collection, as well as blood.The whole sample is extracted with a syringe or vacutainer tube without anticoagulant if the analysis is carried out immediately.

To take a capillary blood sample:

  • To take a capillary blood sample, choose an appropriate spot:
    • Marginal vein of the ear
    • Elbow callus (dogs only)
    • Leg Pillow
    • Inner lip (dogs only)
  • Warming the area helps increase blood flow. Do this by rubbing gently at the extraction point or by applying a warm (not hot) cloth. If use a damp cloth, put it in a plastic bag beforehand so that you can avoid diluting the blood sample.
  • Wash your hands and wash the extraction point with warm water and soap to ensure the accuracy of the results. Then completely dry your hands and the extraction point.
  • Do not squeeze or pinch the skin as this may cause hemodilution due to interstitial fluid.
  • In the case of horses, it is appropriate to use a venous (jugular) or capillary sample. If you prefer to use a capillary sample, you can remove it from the inside of the lip, but you must make sure that the area is as dry as possible. Alternatively, you can trim a little hair on your cheek and remove the sample at that point.
  • Only a small 0.3 µl blood sample is required.
  • It is possible to use AlphaTRAK 2 with blood with EDTA anticoagulant or heparin as long as the amount of EDTA or heparin does not dilute the sample. Check minimum test tube filling requirements.
  • The sample should be analyzed in a relatively short place. In samples taken and stored without anticoagulant (EDTA or heparin) coagulation is likely to occur within 10 minutes. In the samples extracted with anticoagulant, it is likely that any significant delay in the analysis results in inaccurate results.

Use of the device:

  • Each species has a specific code indicated on the test strip vial. Each batch of test strip vial has a different code.
  • Refer to the codes for rats, mice, ferrets, and horses in the leaflet with test strips. There are no approved codes for rabbits and other small mammals, but a code for dogs may be used as long as it's corroborated by clinical biochemistry.
    • Remove the transparent protector from the device. Insert the lancet of **AlphaTrak 2 in the opening, pushing it to the bottom. Rotate the circular lancet cap to remove it and replace the clear cap on the device.
    • Pull back the top of the device until you hear a "click".
    • FIRMLY press the opening on the top of the device. against the extraction point and press the button on the side to operate the device.
    • Hold for a few seconds. If you prefer, you can spread a thin layer of petroleum jelly over the collection point to help the blood form a drop and prevent it from spreading through the coat.
    • Then gently press on the collection point with sterile gauze. or cotton to stop the blood flow.

Blood glucose test:

  • Prepare a test strip.
  • Insert the test strip into the meter to turn it on.
  • Confirm that you are viewing the system check screen.
  • Set the meter to the appropriate code by scrolling through the options.
  • Remove a drop of blood. When the symbols appear, use the lancing device to draw a drop of blood as described above.
  • Apply the blood sample.
  • Check the result.
  • Remove the test strip to turn off the meter. Dispose of in a way that the used lancet and test strip.

AlphaTrak is a blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) intended for in vitro diagnostic use in veterinary clinics and the home. It provides results in just seconds and has been specially developed for cats, dogs, ferrets, horses, rats and mice.

The starter kit for AlphaTrak 2 includes: glucometer, 25 test strips, a lancing device, 30 lancets, control solution and a detailed user manual.

  • More information on how to perform the analysis and an explanation of the error codes can be found in the User's Manual. You can also watch the video explaining how to take a blood sample and perform the test.

Dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, rats and mice:

  • Designed to test blood glucose in extracted samples.
  • Only AlphaTrak 2 test strips and AlphaTrak 2 control should be used. The use of older versions of AlphaTrak 2 test strips or other branded test strips or control solution with AlphaTrak 2 may produce inaccurate results.
    • Can analyze fresh capillary and venous blood samples, whole blood drawn with a syringe or vacutainer tube with an anticoagulant (EDTA or heparin) if the the test is performed within 10 minutes of collection, as well as blood.The whole sample is extracted with a syringe or vacutainer tube without anticoagulant if the analysis is carried out immediately.

To take a capillary blood sample:

  • To take a capillary blood sample, choose an appropriate spot:
    • Marginal vein of the ear
    • Elbow callus (dogs only)
    • Leg Pillow
    • Inner lip (dogs only)
  • Warming the area helps increase blood flow. Do this by rubbing gently at the extraction point or by applying a warm (not hot) cloth. If use a damp cloth, put it in a plastic bag beforehand so that you can avoid diluting the blood sample.
  • Wash your hands and wash the extraction point with warm water and soap to ensure the accuracy of the results. Then completely dry your hands and the extraction point.
  • Do not squeeze or pinch the skin as this may cause hemodilution due to interstitial fluid.
  • In the case of horses, it is appropriate to use a venous (jugular) or capillary sample. If you prefer to use a capillary sample, you can remove it from the inside of the lip, but you must make sure that the area is as dry as possible. Alternatively, you can trim a little hair on your cheek and remove the sample at that point.
  • Only a small 0.3 µl blood sample is required.
  • It is possible to use AlphaTRAK 2 with blood with EDTA anticoagulant or heparin as long as the amount of EDTA or heparin does not dilute the sample. Check minimum test tube filling requirements.
  • The sample should be analyzed in a relatively short place. In samples taken and stored without anticoagulant (EDTA or heparin) coagulation is likely to occur within 10 minutes. In the samples extracted with anticoagulant, it is likely that any significant delay in the analysis results in inaccurate results.

Use of the device:

  • Each species has a specific code indicated on the test strip vial. Each batch of test strip vial has a different code.
  • Refer to the codes for rats, mice, ferrets, and horses in the leaflet with test strips. There are no approved codes for rabbits and other small mammals, but a code for dogs may be used as long as it's corroborated by clinical biochemistry.
    • Remove the transparent protector from the device. Insert the lancet of **AlphaTrak 2 in the opening, pushing it to the bottom. Rotate the circular lancet cap to remove it and replace the clear cap on the device.
    • Pull back the top of the device until you hear a "click".
    • FIRMLY press the opening on the top of the device. against the extraction point and press the button on the side to operate the device.
    • Hold for a few seconds. If you prefer, you can spread a thin layer of petroleum jelly over the collection point to help the blood form a drop and prevent it from spreading through the coat.
    • Then gently press on the collection point with sterile gauze. or cotton to stop the blood flow.

Blood glucose test:

  • Prepare a test strip.
  • Insert the test strip into the meter to turn it on.
  • Confirm that you are viewing the system check screen.
  • Set the meter to the appropriate code by scrolling through the options.
  • Remove a drop of blood. When the symbols appear, use the lancing device to draw a drop of blood as described above.
  • Apply the blood sample.
  • Check the result.
  • Remove the test strip to turn off the meter. Dispose of in a way that the used lancet and test strip.
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