VetLyte Electrolyte Analyzer

Test every patient for sodium, potassium and chloride when you:
  • Performing wellness and preanesthetic testing
  • Choosing the right IV fluid
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Diagnosing certain diseases

Fast analysis and superior economics for high-volume testing make the VetLyte Electrolyte Analyzer ideal for general health checkups and hydration therapy.

Test Menu


Monitor electrolytes

  SAMPLE TYPE     AVAILABLE UNITS DYNAMIC RANGE
Parameter Whole Blood Plasma Serum Default (Default Units)
Na+
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mmol/L 100–180
K+
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mmol/L 0.8–10
Cl–
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mmol/L 50–160

Use the IDEXX VetLyte Electrolyte Analyzer to monitor electrolytes when these conditions are present:

Imbalance Common Causes
Hypokalemia
  • Chronic vomiting and diarrhea
  • Post-corticosteroid administration
  • Cushing's syndrome
Hyperkalemia
  • Acute renal failure
  • Addison's disease
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
Hyponatremia
  • Severe vomiting and diarrhea
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Addison's disease
  • Overhydration
Hypernatremia
  • Increased salt intake
  • Fluid loss exceeds sodium loss
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Diabetes melitus
  • Cushing's syndrome
Hypochloremia
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Overhydration
Hyperchloremia
  • Diarrhea
  • Renal failure
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Ethylene glycol poisoning

How To / Resources


Running the VetLyte Electrolyte Analyzer:

You can use whole-blood, serum or plasma samples on the VetLyte analyzer.
 

1.  From the Analyzer Sample screen, press Yes and select the desired species.

2.  Open the sample door and wait until the analyzer displays Introduce Sample.

 

3. Introduce the sample to the sample probe. The sample is automatically aspirated.

 

4.  When the VetLyte analyzer displays Wipe probe/Close Sample Door, remove the sample and wipe the sample probe with a lint-free wipe.

5.  Close the sample door. After approximately 35 seconds, results are displayed. You can now run additional samples.

 

Educational Partner

IDEXX is an Educational Partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
 

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