RapidBac™Vet Combating Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Care
RapidBac™Vet is a 17-minute, in-house test for bacteria in urine. For use on both dogs and cats. RapidBac™Vet has been validated in clinical studies comparing RapidBac™Vet test results to gold-standard urine culture with >97% accuracy at one-third the cost of a urine culture.
Cost can be a major barrier to culture and sensitivity testing for pet owners. RapidBac™Vet can be incorporated into the urine diagnostic work-up to offer patients an inexpensive option in determining immediate treatment, thus delivering antimicrobial treatment judiciously. Benefits of RapidBac™Vet include: results appearing in less than twenty minutes, costing one-third as much as urine culture and not requiring any instrumentation or refrigeration. RapidBac™Vet expands a clinic’s in-house bacteria testing capability and allows clinical teams to test and treat in the same visit (for use on both canines and felines).
RapidBac™Vet can be used as an inexpensive alternative to culture when it comes to:
· Point-of-care treatment decisions for patients who are suspected of having bacteriuria
· Re-checking patients who have been on antibiotics
· Screening for bacteriuria in diabetic and renal disease patients or any patients with dilute urine
· Cats who suffer from feline idiopathic cystitis to rule out bacteriuria
RapidBac™Vet requires minimal training, can be stored at room temperature and has an 18 month shelf-life. To learn more about RapidBac™Vet, visit our website or call 888.438.1942.
About Silver Lake Research Corporation
Silver Lake Research Corporation develops unique antibodies and patented antibody-based diagnostic products for commercial partners as well as its own portfolio. We bring leading edge design, development, and manufacturing capabilities together in one place at our Southern California facilities.
[i] Jacob ME et al. AJVR 2016; 77(2): 162-6.