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Labmaster LUCIA™ Veterinary Diagnostics


The Labmaster LUCIA™ Feline SAA Kit

for Whole Blood Samples

The Labmaster LUCIA™ Feline SAA test is an in vitro veterinary diagnostic test for the quantitative determination of Serum Amyloid A (SAA) from cat whole blood. The test is intended for use as an aid in detecting acute infection as well as in monitoring systemic inflammation and treatment response.

The Labmaster LUCIA™ Feline SAA test is to be used with the semi-automated Labmaster LUCIA™ Vet Analyzer.

Sample Type

Whole Blood

Sample Volume

10 µL

Measuring Time

6 minutes

Measuring Range

5–200 mg/L


+2 – +8 °C

  • Point-of-care test based on an anticoagulated whole blood sample
  • Test cassette includes all necessary reagents; no preparation required
  • Easy handling, only a few steps needed
  • Quantitative (numerical) result in only 6 minutes
LM556 Labmaster LUCIA™ Feline SAA Kit for Whole Blood Samples Each kit contains 10 ready-to-use tests
LM557 Labmaster LUCIA™ Feline SAA Kit for Whole Blood Samples Each kit contains 20 ready-to-use tests

Contents of the kit:

SAA Cassette 10 pcs 20 pcs
Dilution Tube 0.37 mL x 10 pcs 0.37 mL x 20 pcs
Feline SAA NFC Card 1 pc 1 pc
Feline SAA Instructions for Use and Quick Guide 1 pc 1 pc

The following components are required but not included in the kit: 

Labmaster LUCIA™ Vet Analyzer LM127
Labmaster LUCIA™ Vet Analyzer Instructions for Use LM128
10 µl pipette and 10 µl filter tips* N/A

*The 10 µL Single Volume Pipette (LM510) and 10 µL Filter tip rack (LM511) are available separately.

Feline Serum Amyloid A apolipoprotein (fSAA) is a significant acute phase infection marker
in cats. The fSAA concentrations alter in response to a generalized inflammatory process
(infections, immune-mediated illnesses, malignancy, and surgical intervention) (i). Scientific
studies indicate that healthy cats have very low SAA levels, from 0 to 5 mg/L. fSAA can
increase up to 100-fold from baseline levels within the first 8 to 24 hours of inflammatory
stimuli (ii). Feline SAA is a helpful general marker of inflammation to track the progression of
the condition and how well treatment is working. Since fSAA levels rapidly decline after the
inflammation is reduced its levels are utilized to track early responses to antibiotic therapy and
inform veterinarians when additional testing or treatment is required.


 (i) Eckersall, P. D., & Bell, R. (2010). Acute phase proteins: Biomarkers of infection and inflammation in veterinary medicine. The veterinary journal, 185(1), 23-27.
 (ii) Tamamoto, T., Ohno, K., Ohmi, A., Goto-Koshino, Y., & Tsujimoto, H. (2008). Verification of measurement of the feline serum amyloid A (SAA) concentration by human SAA turbidimetric immunoassay and its clinical application. The Journal of veterinary medical science, 70(11), 1247–1252.

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Teppo Hyytiä, Head of Global Sales

Teppo Hyytiä
Head of Global Sales
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