1. Star Trek's medical tricorder—for vets
It's as close as you can get to Bones' Starfleet instrument. Abaxis' VetScan i-STAT1 delivers blood gas, electrolyte, chemistry and hematology results in minutes from a few drops of whole blood. It doesn't make that whizzing, whirring sound from the TV show though.
2. Pee joke in 3...2...1...
Just kidding. We got those all out of our system. Instead, let's be impressed with IDEXX's SediVue Dx Urine Sediment Analyzer, which takes four to five drops of fresh urine and identifies and classifies elements (crystals, anyone?) you probably wouldn't see with a microscope. See what we mean at dvm360.com/urinequiz.
3. Pass the gas
Does IDEXX's VetStat Electrolyte and Blood Gas Analyzer have a handle? That looks like a handle. So, this one assesses electrolytes, acid-base balance, ventilation, oxygenation, ionized calcium, glucose, anion gap, base excess and bicarbonate ... and you can take your work home with you. But don't do that. There are laws against that, we're pretty sure.
For these and more diagnostic products, visit dvm360.com/products and click on "Diagnostics & Laboratory."