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Rapid Immunochromatographic Assay for the qualitative detection of Serum amyloid A (SAA)

Test applicable to: Horses & Cats

Sample: Whole blood, Plasma or Serum

Acute phase proteins (APP) are used as biomarkers to assess the degree of inflammatory processes or tissue damage. Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a highly sensitive major APP, but it does not allow an aetiological diagnosis.

The serum concentration is very low during homeostasis, but increases dynamically (sometimes up to 1000-fold) within a very short time (approx. 12–24 h) and proportionally to the degree of inflammation or tissue damage. As soon as the inflammatory stimulus / tissue damage subsides due to successful therapy, the SAA concentration decreases within a few hours. In the event of recurrences or secondary complications, it can quickly rise again. SAA can thus be viewed as a “real-time marker”. Depending on the literature, physiological SAA concentrations of less than 10 mg/l are given for cats and 0.5–20 mg/l for horses (Schattauer GmbH 2014; Moritz, Klinische Labordiagnostik in der Tiermedizin).

The higher cut-off (25–30 µg/ml) of the FASTest® SAA compared to the average laboratory reference values was chosen because experience has shown that lower values have no clinical relevance. The FASTest® SAA is therefore suitable as an easy to perform, on site test for the veterinarian to use as an exclusion test for inflammatory processes of any kind.

FASTest SAA Product Information

Why Test

Early and exclusion diagnostics of inflammatory processes

In Cats;

Sepsis (abscesses etc.), FIP, pancreatitis, neoplasia, diabetes mellitus, traumata / surgery, nephropathy / FLUTD

In Horses;

Sepsis (arthritis, abscesses, abortion, EHV I / EIV, strangles, colic / enteritis,  parasitosis, traumata / surgery


  • Detection of Inflammation markers
  • Sample material: Whole blood, plasma or serum
  • Test time/duration15 minutes
  • Storage: Room temperature (15–25 °C)
  • Sensitivity96.6 %
  • Specificity96.8 %
  • Comparison method Automated agglutination system / COBAS L2-Vet
  • Test procedure: Rapid test

Instructions For Use

FASTest SAA Instructions for use

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 14 × 18 × 8 cm