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Follow these easy steps when performing the Equine SAA veterinary test

Discover the ease of performing the Equine SAA point-of-care veterinary test!


Serum amyloid A (SAA) is an equine acute phase response protein. In the blood of healthy horses, SAA concentration is very low, but it increases dramatically with inflammation. Circulating SAA concentrations may increase up to 1000-fold following inflammation, infection or tissue injury (i-iii). Due to the short halflife of SAA, changes in its concentration in blood closely reflect the onset of inflammation and, therefore, measurement of SAA useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease and response to treatment. Increases in SAA concentration have been described in equine digestive, reproductive and respiratory diseases and following surgical procedures.


The Labmaster LUCIA™ Equine SAA test is an in vitro veterinary diagnostic test for the quantitative determination of Equine Serum Amyloid A (eSAA) from whole blood to assess infection and inflammation status in horses.


This point-of-care test is performed using the Labmaster LUCIA™ Vet Analyzer, which returns a quantitative result in 6 minutes.


Test specifications

  • Sample Type Whole Blood
  • Sample Volume 10 µL
  • Measuring Time 6 minutes
  • Measuring Range 10–1500 mg/L


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Labmaster LUCIA™ Equine SAA


(i) Witkowska-Piłaszewicz O.D. et al. 2019. Serum amyloid A in equine health and disease. Equine Veterinary Journal 51: 293–298.

(ii) Jacobsen S., Andersen P.H. 2007. The acute phase protein serum amyloid A (SAA) as marker of inflammation in horses. Equine Veterinary Education 19: 38–46.

(iii) Nunokawa Y. et al. 1993. Evaluation of serum amyloid A as an acute-phase reactive protein in horses. Journal Veterinary Medical Science 55; 1011–1016.


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