FAQs

A BREAKTHROUGH
IN THE DETECTION OF BACTERIA IN URINE.

RapidBacVet produces a result in less than twenty
minutes, costs one-third as much as urine culture,
and does not require any instrumentation.

And now tested on cats! RapidBacVet correlation
with urine culture on feline urine samples:
Sensitivity 100%, Specificity 98.6%*

Preliminary data from clinical study conducted by The Ohio State
University, College of Veterinary Medicine (J. Byron, J. Daniels), 2016

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A BREAKTHROUGH
IN THE DETECTION OF BACTERIA IN URINE.

RapidBacVet produces a result in less than twenty minutes, costs one-third as much as urine culture, and does not require any instrumentation.

And now tested on cats! RapidBacVet correlation with urine culture on feline urine samples: Sensitivity 100%, Specificity 98.6%*

Preliminary data from clinical study conducted by The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine (J. Byron, J. Daniels), 2016

THE POWER
OF KNOWLEDGE

Test, then treat

RapidBacVet is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in urine.

This test provides veterinary practices with an accurate and cost-effective point-of-care solution that can be performed during the patient’s initial office visit, for one of the most commonly ordered laboratory procedures.

Until now, the only accurate method of detecting bacteriuria was by urine culture, an expensive and time-consuming test performed at specialized laboratories. Expand your in-house testing capabilities and you won’t have to wait days for results of a test performed by a third party outside of your office.

FETCH THE BEST RESULTS. EASY.

BE THE VET
WITH THE ANSWERS

A practice of distinction

No one likes waiting 24 hours or more for a result – not you and not your clients. Leverage the benefits of in-house testing. Not only will this test provide you with a fast and convenient answer, but you can realize a new revenue stream.

RapidBacVet produces a result in less than twenty minutes, costs one-third as much as urine culture, and does not require any instrumentation.

This test uses monoclonal antibodies to directly detect bacteria in urine at concentrations as low as 1000 CFU/ml.

RapidBacVet joins a growing list of rapid assays used in veterinary medicine to allow quick and effective treatment. Pets and owners alike turn to you for answers, they depend on your skill and expertise. There's no question this is a valuable tool in your arsenal.

KNOW MORE.<br>FASTER.

TRIED, TRUE, TESTED

Validated by experts in the field

A clinical study at North Carolina State University compared the performance of RapidBacVet to urine culture at a cutoff of 1000 CFU/ml, using canine urine samples. The results showed a Positive Predictive Value of 95% and a Negative Predictive Value of 99%.

The results have been published in the February, 2016 issue of the American Journal of Veterinary Research (Jacob ME, Crowell MD, Fauls MB, Griffith EH, and Ferris K. “Diagnostic accuracy of a rapid immunoassay for point-of-care detection of canine urinary tract infection.” AmJ Vet Res 77:162 (2016))

A clinical study at North Carolina State University compared the performance of RapidBacVet to urine culture at a cutoff of 1000 CFU/ml, using canine urine samples. The results showed a Positive Predictive Value of 95% and a Negative Predictive Value of 99%.

The results have been published in the February, 2016 issue of the American Journal of Veterinary Research (Jacob ME, Crowell MD, Fauls MB, Griffith EH, and Ferris K. “Diagnostic accuracy of a rapid immunoassay for point-of-care detection of canine urinary tract infection.” AmJ Vet Res 77:162 (2016))

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TESTIMONIALS

“Through the use of [RapidBacVet] our practice has been able to rapidly confirm/deny the presence of bacteria that are seen cytologically on urinalyses...

...It has reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics...

...saved money for clients by reducing urine cultures for simple UTI's, and we have found it to be a convenient addition to our in-house laboratory.”

- Joana Goic, DVM,
  Diplomate ACVECC

Avets

“I had the opportunity to use the [RapidBacVet] test this week. It...

...worked out very well...

...for the chronic crystalluria case that had symptoms again and I wanted to differentiate UTI from irritation of some other cause. I will speak with our practice manager about getting these ordered! Thank you,”

- Eric M. Weigand, DVM
  Claremont, California

“RapidBacVet came in very handy when a dog came in with bloody urine. I did radiographs and I thought I saw stones, but the bladder was small and BM was partially covering the bladder...

...I pulled out your test and found no bacteria so I knew...

...I could forgo antibiotics and concentrate on S/O diet and extra fluids.”

- Wanda Mouser, DVM, Ph.D.
  Centreville, Virginia

“I am very much appreciating my RapidBacVet tests. I ran this test and also send the urine to the lab for culture on the first four tests I did…

...The lab agreed with the RapidBacVet results in each case...

...both positive or negative. After just a few more of those agreements, and I will stop sending the sample to the lab for a negative culture. I also like the idea of knowing that I am treating a Gram negative or Gram positive organism so I have a better chance of starting the dog on the appropriate antibiotic if it can't wait for the full culture results.”

- Lorrie Boldrick, DVM
  Orange, California

“I recently started using [RapidBacVet] Tests. I'm finishing my first 10 test batch now. It's easy to perform and to read. For the moment I had one positive result, confirmed by a positive urinary culture. It's...

...a great time and money saving tool...

...for our patients and their owners, and a step forward for vet practices towards excellence. I'm ordering three new boxes now. I definitely recommend this product!”

- Dr. Capozzi, DVM
  Switzerland

“I recently used the RapidBacVet test on an elderly patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy where a urinalysis alone was unlikely to provide a completely accurate diagnosis...

...The owners wanted a fast and cheaper alternative to traditional culture...

...and sensitivity to rule in or out an infection, and this fit with their request perfectly as we had an answer for them in 17 minutes.”

- Cary Gayheart, MVB
  Jeffersontown, Kentucky

“I love the new RapidBacVet test. It has eliminated so much guess work when evaluating patients with urinary tract symptoms. It is so much easier than trying to identify bacteria microscopically and differentiating that from stain artifacts especially in light of the variations of urine osmolality...

...Much more cost effective than urine cultures especially when they so often come back as ‘no growth.’ Also much quicker than waiting for culture results...

...The results I have obtained have been quite plausible in relation to my expectations. Having these results in hand during the initial office visit helps with the decision to radiograph or not. Although these will not take the place of a complete urinalysis they give the staff and myself more confidence and peace of mind when discussing results with clients. Thanks for a great product.”

- Paul D. Kern, DVM
  Waynesville, North Carolina

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TESTIMONIALS

“Through the use of [RapidBacVet] our practice has been able to rapidly confirm/deny the presence of bacteria that are seen cytologically on urinalyses...

...It has reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics...

...saved money for clients by reducing urine cultures for simple UTI's, and we have found it to be a convenient addition to our in-house laboratory.”

- Joana Goic, DVM,
  Diplomate ACVECC

Avets

“I had the opportunity to use the [RapidBacVet] test this week. It...

...worked out very well...

...for the chronic crystalluria case that had symptoms again and I wanted to differentiate UTI from irritation of some other cause. I will speak with our practice manager about getting these ordered! Thank you,”

- Eric M. Weigand, DVM
  Claremont, California

“RapidBacVet came in very handy when a dog came in with bloody urine. I did radiographs and I thought I saw stones, but the bladder was small and BM was partially covering the bladder...

...I pulled out your test and found no bacteria so I knew...

...I could forgo antibiotics and concentrate on S/O diet and extra fluids.”

- Wanda Mouser, DVM, Ph.D.
  Centreville, Virginia

“I am very much appreciating my RapidBacVet tests. I ran this test and also send the urine to the lab for culture on the first four tests I did…

...The lab agreed with the RapidBacVet results in each case...

...both positive or negative. After just a few more of those agreements, and I will stop sending the sample to the lab for a negative culture. I also like the idea of knowing that I am treating a Gram negative or Gram positive organism so I have a better chance of starting the dog on the appropriate antibiotic if it can't wait for the full culture results.”

- Lorrie Boldrick, DVM
  Orange, California

“I recently started using [RapidBacVet] Tests. I'm finishing my first 10 test batch now. It's easy to perform and to read. For the moment I had one positive result, confirmed by a positive urinary culture. It's...

...a great time and money saving tool...

...for our patients and their owners, and a step forward for vet practices towards excellence. I'm ordering three new boxes now. I definitely recommend this product!”

- Dr. Capozzi, DVM
  Switzerland

“I recently used the RapidBacVet test on an elderly patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy where a urinalysis alone was unlikely to provide a completely accurate diagnosis...

...The owners wanted a fast and cheaper alternative to traditional culture...

...and sensitivity to rule in or out an infection, and this fit with their request perfectly as we had an answer for them in 17 minutes.”

- Cary Gayheart, MVB
  Jeffersontown, Kentucky

“I love the new RapidBacVet test. It has eliminated so much guess work when evaluating patients with urinary tract symptoms. It is so much easier than trying to identify bacteria microscopically and differentiating that from stain artifacts especially in light of the variations of urine osmolality...

...Much more cost effective than urine cultures especially when they so often come back as ‘no growth.’ Also much quicker than waiting for culture results...

...The results I have obtained have been quite plausible in relation to my expectations. Having these results in hand during the initial office visit helps with the decision to radiograph or not. Although these will not take the place of a complete urinalysis they give the staff and myself more confidence and peace of mind when discussing results with clients. Thanks for a great product.”

- Paul D. Kern, DVM
  Waynesville, North Carolina

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Watch this short video and see how easy it is. In two quick minutes we walk you through the simple steps to arrive at your results. Understand why point-of-care testing is the forefront of veterinary medicine.

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Experts in rapid testing

Silver Lake Research Corporation develops and manufactures innovative diagnostics using proprietary high-affinity monoclonal antibodies.

RapidBacVet is the latest of a full range of diagnostic products developed by Silver Lake Research over the past 20 years. See the full story at SilverLakeResearch.com and DiscoverTesting.com.

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