Abaxis VS2

VetScan VS2

On-Site Diagnostic Testing, with 10 Panels to Choose From Requiring Two Drops of Blood

The VetScan VS2 is a state-of-the-art chemistry, electrolyte, immunoassay and blood gas analyzer that delivers uncompromising accuracy from just two drops of whole blood, serum or plasma. The VetScan VS2 is amazingly simple and intuitive, with precision reference laboratory quality results in 12 minutes - making it ideal for veterinary clinics, mobile practitioners, research laboratories, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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Features & Benefits

Feature Benefit
Ease of use Reduce training time and increase employee compliance to use.
Expansive and unique menu Save time, counter space, and costs with ability to test chemistry and electrolyte analytes on a single panel and have access to specialty tests including T4, Bile Acids, TCO2, and Canine Heartworm on one instrument
Accuracy comparable to reference laboratories Diagnose and treat patients confidently
Intelligent Quality Control (iQC) No more worrying about running controls and calibrations as iQC monitors the analyzer, rotor, and sample before and during every analysis to ensure reliable results
Little to no maintenance Save time and costs plus increase employee compliance to use
Detects sample interference - hemolysis, lipemia, and icterus Diagnose and treat patients confidently as analyte results are suppressed if affected by > 10% interference and receive useful information about sample integrity and handling
Small footprint and portable (only 11.6 lbs.) Use this analyzer anywhere and anytime in various environments
Cost effective Save money with low-price reagents, no control and calibration costs, and no service contracts
Speed: 12 minutes to results Obtain results, diagnose, discuss with clients and begin treatment within one visit
Stores 5,000 patient records Provides peace of mind that results are secure and allows recall of patient history
Connectivity options Connect with Practice Management Software and external printers using the four USB ports and LAN port

VetScan VS2 Profiles

View our chart of VetScan Profiles

VetScan profiles are conveniently packaged as single-use plastic rotors. Each reagent rotor contains a diluent and all the profiles necessary to perform a complete multi-chemistry blood analysis.

Canine Wellness Profile including Heartworm

Canine Wellness Profile including Heartworm

Ideal for performing a comprehensive wellness chemistry panel and testing for heartworm antigen simultaneously, running wellness exams on canines greater than 7 months of age, implementing a comprehensive wellness program or streamlining existing wellness programs while increasing profit and cost savings and reducing technician time.

This rotor provides the following 12 parameters

  • ALB
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • BUN
  • CA
  • CHW
  • CRE
  • GLOB
  • GLU
  • PHOS
  • TBIL
  • TP

Available in 24 count packages

*Available only for the VS2

Comprehensive Diagnostic Profile

Comprehensive Diagnostic Profile

Ideal for providing complete chemistry and electrolyte analysis for pre-anesthetic, general health, ill patient, geriatric and wellness testing.

This rotor provides the following 14 parameters

  • ALB
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • AMY
  • BUN
  • CA
  • CRE
  • GLOB
  • GLU
  • K+
  • NA+
  • PHOS
  • TBIL
  • TP

Available in 12, 24, 48 and 96 count packages

Prep Profile II

Prep Profile II

Basic health screen for pre-anesthetic evaluation and testing minimal values for baselines of young, healthy patients or recheck profile for some disease states.

This rotor provides the following 6 parameters

  • ALP
  • ALT
  • BUN
  • CRE
  • GLU
  • TP

Available in 12, 24 and 48 count packages

Critical Care Plus

Critical Care Plus

Ideal for serial testing, rechecks, fluid therapy and monitoring hospitalized patients.

This rotor provides the following 8 parameters

  • ALT
  • BUN
  • CL-
  • CRE
  • GLU
  • K+
  • NA+
  • tCO2

Available in 12 count packages

T4/Cholesterol

T4/Cholesterol

Ideal for routine screening of hypothyroidism in dogs and diagnostic for hyperthyroidism in cats, titrating and monitoring patients on thyroid hormone replacement therapy or patients being treated for hyperthyroid disease.

This rotor provides the following 2 parameters

  • T4
  • CHOL

Available in 12, 24 and 48 count packages

Kidney Profile Plus

Kidney Profile Plus

Ideal for kidney evaluation and monitoring in cats and dogs of all ages, implementing and streamlining your renal function monitoring protocol, reducing technician time, and cost savings.

This rotor provides the following 10 parameters

  • ALB
  • BUN
  • CA
  • CL-
  • CRE
  • GLU
  • PHOS
  • K+
  • NA+
  • tCO2

Available in 12 count packages

*Available only for the VS2

Mammalian Liver Profile

Mammalian Liver Profile

Ideal for obtaining baseline liver values, diagnosis and monitoring of hepatic disease and monitoring hepatic function while administering nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other potentially hepatotoxic medications.

This rotor provides the following 8 parameters

  • ALB
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • BA
  • BUN
  • CHOL
  • GGT
  • TBIL

Available in 12 count packages

Equine Profile Plus

Equine Profile Plus

Ideal for routine equine checkups, wellness testing, ill patient diagnostics and prepurchase examinations for equine hospitals, ambulatory practitioners, critical care units and mixed animal hospitals.

This rotor provides the following 14 parameters

  • ALB
  • AST
  • BUN
  • CA
  • CK
  • CRE
  • GGT
  • GLOB
  • GLU
  • K+
  • NA+
  • TBIL
  • tCO2
  • TP

Available in 12 and 24 count packages

Avian/Reptilian Profile Plus

Avian/Reptilian Profile Plus

Ideal for measuring analytes that represent the most important areas of concern in avian and reptilian patients.

This rotor provides the following 12 parameters

  • ALB
  • AST
  • BA
  • CA
  • CK
  • GLOB
  • GLU
  • K+
  • NA+
  • PHOS
  • TP
  • UA

Available in 12 count packages

Large Animal Profile

Large Animal Profile

Ideal for herd health assessment and monitoring, prognostic indicator and diagnostic tool for beef and dairy cattle.

This rotor provides the following 11 parameters

  • ALB
  • ALP
  • AST
  • BUN
  • CA
  • CK
  • GGT
  • GLOB
  • MG
  • PHOS
  • TP

Available in 12 count packages

VetScan VS2 Specifications

Analyzer Dimensions Height:
Width:
Depth:
32.4 cm (12.75 in)
15.3 cm (6 in)
20.3 cm (8 in)
Weight Analyzer: 5.1 kg (11.2 lbs)
Mode of Operation Continuous
Power Requirements 100-240 volts AC, 50-60 Hz; or 15 volts DC, 5.0 A
Main Unit: 1.1 to 0.45 amps, 15 volts DC, 5.0 A
Protection Against Ingress of Fluids Ordinary Equipment (IPX0)
Ambient Operation Temperature 15-32° C (59-90° F)
Humidity 0 - 80%, non-condensing
Reaction Temperature 37° C (98.6° F)
Thermal Protection Rating 70° C (158° F)
Main Supply Voltage Fluctuations not to exceed ± 10% of the nominal voltage
Transient Overvoltages Installation Category II in accordance with UL 61010A-1 first edition Annex J
Pollution Degree 2 in accordance with IEC 664

Simple Operation With Results You Can Count On

1Insert sample.

2Insert rotor.

3Read results.

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VetScan VS2 FAQ

Is the VS2 a "one test at a time" system?
No. The VS2 offers a variety of assays in a number of preconfigured panels for the utmost flexibility, while requiring only seconds of hands-on time, and providing the lowest possible operating costs.
Do I need a separate instrument for electrolytes or blood gases?
No. The VS2 offers Na+, K+, tCO2, and Cl- which can be run on the same unit, test procedure, and sample.
Can the analyzer detect a flawed or defective rotor?
Yes. The VS2's extensive Intelligent Quality Control (iQC) detects any flaw or potential anomaly in the rotor. Abaxis also provides a Performance Guarantee covering manufacture defective rotors. (This does not include cancellations or assay suppressions due to improper rotor storage, operator error, or poor sample integrity.)
How many species can the VS2 store for reference ranges?
In addition to cat, dog, and horse, the VS2 includes pre-determined specie labels for entering your own reference ranges, and also provides 99 open labels for adding further species.
How many result records can the VS2 hold?
The VS2 stores the results of the last 5000 rotors run. Thereafter, the VS2 replaces the oldest record with the most recent.
What maintenance does the VS2 require?
The only required maintenance is cleaning the air filter on the back of the analyzer.
Does the VS2 require calibration?
No. Unlike any other system, the VS2 reagents are factory calibrated. The analyzer reads calibration values from the barcode on the rotor itself. The VS2 then calibrates its optics automatically for each measurement, and measures optical absorbance to determine the concentration of each analyte.
Does the VS2 need surge protection or an uninterruptable power supply?
Abaxis recommends plugging the VS2 into a surge protector designed for use with a computer. Abaxis also recommends using an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) in areas prone to electrical surges or power outages.
Can I connect the VS2 to an external computer?

Yes. Sample results and status reports can be transmitted to a computer (through a USB port) whenever calculated or prepared. You can use popular terminal emulation software to collect the data from the VS2. The data is delivered in raw ASCII format, and can easily be converted to text for use in other applications.

For information about optional Ethernet connectivity capabilities, or ASTM or XML connections, contact Abaxis Technical Service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-822-2947.

The VS2 also interfaces with many commercial veterinary data management software packages. For information on compatible packages, check with your software vendor, or contact Abaxis Technical Service.

What types of samples can I run on the VS2?
Whole blood, serum or plasma.
Is precision pipetting required?
No. Adding approximately 100-120µL of sample is sufficient. (Make sure not to overfill the chamber, or internal spills can result.) The VS2's on-board microfluidics handle the rest.
Can I use sodium heparin?
No. This anticoagulant can alter results. We recommend using lithium heparin with the VS2.
Can I use whole blood directly in a rotor?
No. Syringes might be heparinized with sodium heparin anticoagulant, which is not recommended for use with the VS2. Instead, transfer the sample to a green top lithium heparin tube before loading into the rotor.
If I inadvertently run an outdated rotor, do I risk inaccurate results?
The analyzer checks the rotor and cancels the run if the rotor is outdated. This makes it essential to set your VS2 to the correct date and time.
What is the shelf life of rotors?
Rotor shelf life depends on the type of rotor, but averages approximately 9 to 18 months from the date of manufacture. See the package label to determine the rotor expiration date. To ensure optimal performance through the expiration date, the rotors must be refrigerated at 2-8° C (36-46° F), and used one at a time directly from the refrigerator.
Note: Do not store rotors in the freezer or along side of a freezer component within a refrigerator. This freezes the diluent pack, which prevents it from running properly in the instrument.

If a rotor was exposed to heat do I risk unreliable results as with other systems? Or if it's run too cold?
Always store rotors in the appropriate conditions to help ensure accurate results. Rotors may tolerate brief exposure to heat or cold, but excessive exposure to extreme temperatures suppresses reporting of some results, since the VS2's extensive built-in iQC mechanisms protect against reporting results for potentially compromised analytes.
Do rotors require warm-up before use?
No. In fact, you should use rotors directly from the refrigerator.
Does hemolysis, lipemia, or icterus affect the results on the VetScan VS2?
Endogenous substances such as hemolysis, lipemia, and icterus affect all blood chemistries, regardless of the type, size, or cost of the analysis instrument. The VetScan VS2 is the only point-of-care analyzer that assesses and suppresses hemolysis, lipemia, and icterus by determining assay-by-assay the level at which these substances could affect the reliability of the results, and bringing this to the user's attention.
What do the tilde (~ ~ ~) symbols in the results mean?
These symbols mean that the VS2's iQC algorithm is functioning correctly and results for that particular chemistry analysis were suppressed. If the VS2 cannot assure reliable results because of sample quality, endogenous substances, or immeasurable analysis, the analyzer suppresses the results rather than simply report unreliable numbers.
What happens if I run a rotor under the wrong species?
The analyzer is specifically calibrated for different species. If a rotor is run under the wrong species bank, the results will be unusable, and the rotor must be run again under the correct species.
Can the VS2 results be transmitted to my lab management software?
Most lab management software is compatible with Abaxis equipment. Check with your software company to be certain.
Can I back up the results on my VS2?
No, but you can print out reference ranges and results, or transfer them for storage in your lab management software.
Can patients other than equine, large animal, or avian use the Equine, Large Animal and Avian profiles?
No. Profiles and reference ranges are designed for the specific species indicated on the package label. Running samples of other species can provide inaccurate results because some analytes are species-specific. See the rotor package insert for more information.

VetScan VS2 Compatible Software

Companies listed here have written and validated communications to VetScan instruments. Abaxis does not participate in interface development and therefore does not support nor endorse the performance of the software. Each manufacturer must be contacted directly regarding the specifics of their system, interfacing detail and user references. Contact information and website links are provided here for your convenience.

Abaxis Data Manager http://updates.abaxis.com/data_manager/

Support

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