Does your practice offer an allergy testing service?
Have you tried the SPOT test?
If your patient is on a course of steroids, do you have to reduce or stop the course before testing with your current allergy supplier?
Does your current supplier offer any incentives?
Does your current supplier offer any one to one support?
Complete Veterinary Care has linked up with Spectrum Laboratories to bring a cost effective and comprehensive allergy service for your practice.
In-vitro testing has been available to veterinarians since 1985 with the introduction of the K-9 RAST (Radioallergosorbant Test) program. A number of year’s later ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay) technology became available. These are essentially similar tests, using radioisotopes and enzyme colour reactions respectively as their means of qualification.
One blood test does it all. More than 20 years of research and development has shown that, the more allergies tested for and then treated, the greater chance there is of success. A one off test consists of 91 UK specific allergen panel for canines and felines and a 53 panel for equines. We feel it is important to test for a full range of allergens in order to gain a more complete understanding of the animals’ immune system. The panels includes: Trees, Grasses, Weeds, Fungi, Epidermal, House Dust, Indoors, Insects, Fleas, Stash, Molasses and a free food panel.
Spectrum Labs use state of the art technology and treat the sample prior to testing to reduce false positives and background cross reactions. Serum based allergy testing is now widely accepted and since Spectrum were one of the first to offer an allergy screen they have over 20 years of experience and knowledge, thus making the SPOT screen one of the most advanced in the industry and at the leading edge of its technology.
CVC’s “Your Allergy Solution” packs provide your practice with everything you need including postage labels, submission forms, blood tubes, information on the testing and treatment processes. CVC can also provide DVD’s for your practice and your client explaining the process along with leaflets and posters which will help you to promote the service in your practice. In addition, we follow each case from start to finish with a series of postcards which keeps you updated each step of the way.
By offering this test in-house you minimise your costs and are able to generate additional income by simply sending your sample to CVC.
Our technical support and expertise provide continual back up free of charge so your practice can provide a professional allergy service.
For those practices that have not yet used our service, we offer a “FIRST TEST FREE” system where you get to try our service without having to pay.
• Test results are reported within 7 working days.
• Every test result is emailed on the day CVC receive them and are posted to your practice along with your handy allergy brochure.
• When you decide to place an animal on treatment, with every initial set you shall receive a free box of needles.
• The treatment sets are available within 10 working days.
• Treatment sets can hold up to 24 allergens per set.
• CVC are happy to deal with the VMD paperwork and online authorisations on your behalf.
• CVC is an authorised WDA granted by the VMD, thus improving the time it takes to obtain the treatment set.