VDX Skin Lab Your Complete Dermatology Package


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Allercept® Allergy
Serology

  - Mast Cell receptor test = strong and highly specific affinity for canine/feline IgE.

  - No cross-reaction IgG or any other class Ig.

  - Only quantitative IgE assay available.

  - Ideally suited for selection of allergens to be included in an ASIT vaccine.

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Food Reaction Test (FRT) ® of dogs

 

  - Identifies immune reactions (IgE + IgG subclasses 1-4) against food proteins.

  - FRT integral part of the clinical workup of the atopic patient.

  - Tool for the selection of a commercial / home cooked hypoallergenic diets.

  - Guide for the composition of an elimination diet to be used in a food elimination trial.

  - FRT is highly specific as it blocks cross-reactive carbohydrates eliminating common false positive results.

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Immucept® Allergen Specific Immunotherapy Vaccine

  - ASIT only proven treatment to reverse pathogenesis of atopy.

  - No side effects to long term therapy.

  - Same allergens used in Allercept serology, are used for vaccine production.

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Microbiology
(Bacterial / Fungal)

Which Sample For Culture ?

  - Pustules/papules = fresh biopsies on ice.

  - Deep pyoderma = charcoal swab.

  - Open wounds = charcoal swab.

  - Subcutaneous fluid = aspirate into sterile, sealable tube.

  - Fungal culture = charcoal swab from edge of lesion.

  - Dermatophyte culture = hair plucks or fresh skin biopsies on ice.

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Histopathology

When to Biopsy ?

  - Integral component of the workup of the allergic patient.

  - Possible neoplastic lesions.

  - Ulcerative skin lesions.

  - Vesicular dermatoses.

  - Nasal planum lesions.

  - Conditions with diagnostic histopathology.

  - Dermatoses not responding to therapy.

  - Suspected conditions which require dangerous / expensive therapy.

  - Unusual skin conditions.

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Publications

Adverse Food
Reaction in Dogs

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Allergy Serology 
Immunotheraphy

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Histopathology - Microbiology
in Dermatology

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