Feline AB Blood Typing Kit is a rapid agglutination card for the quick typing of feline blood type A, B and AB. It is based on specific immunoreactions and it is quick and reliable. The total detection time is 2min
Cats have three main blood types: A, B, and AB. Type A is the most common, with an estimated 94 to 99 percent of all domestic cats having it coursing through their veins. Type B is the second most common, and is usually found in exotic purebreds, if even then. The most rare is AB.
Feline blood groups are determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens (proteins or sugars) found on the red blood cell membrane. The A-allele is dominant over the b-allele so that cats with genotypes A/A and A/b will be type-A, while only the homozygous b/b will have the type-B phenotype. A third type, AB, occurs rarely and expresses both the A and B antigens.
Key facts of the Feline AB Blood Typing Kit
- Ready to use kits for pet owners and vet clinic
- No special instrument required
- Suitable for field test
- Result in 2min.
Feline AB Blood Typing Kit Components
Feline blood typing kit Components
||Feline AB Blood Typing Kit
|| 5 pcs
|| 5 pcs
||Plastic pipettes, 0.5ml
|| 5 pcs
||Sticks for mixing
|| 10 pcs
||Long term storage
2-8 degree Celsius
Cats that are given the wrong type of blood can have allergic reactions that can result in a very mild reaction to a severe, life-threatening crisis. The most significant reactions are seen when a B type cat is given A blood due to the higher rate of antibodies to A blood. This can cause hemolysis, which is the destruction of the red blood cells shortly after they are given. Therefore, it is very important to determine the cat’s blood type and perform a crossmatching test before a blood transfusion can be safely provided.
A cat having an allergic reaction to blood transfusion may show different symptoms depending on the type and severity of the reaction. Some common symptoms are:
- Fever or rise in body temperature.
- Trouble breathing, bluish skin or lips, or acute lung injury
- Low blood pressure, slowed heart rate, cardiac changes or arrest
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Seizures or collapse
- Hives, itching, skin inflammation/redness, or urticaria
- Anemia or jaundice (yellow color to the skin, eyes, and gums) due to hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells)
These symptoms may occur immediately or within a few days after the transfusion. If you notice any of these signs in your cat, contact your veterinarian immediately.