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The test that may revolutionize cancer diagnostics

If you suspect cancer it is essential to be able to make an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. The first step is a careful examination of the animal.
If the veterinarian finds lumps that can’t be explained naturally, or if the animal exhibits symptoms as fatigue, hemorrhage, pain, anorexia, weight loss or urinary or fecal dysfunction, there is reason to investigate further.

In that case Alertix’ immunodiagnostic assay is an excellent option. The test is based on a standard ELISA format and suitable for blood tests, hence it is cost effective. After the blood sample is submitted you will receive a test result within a week. This, together with a physical examination, may provide a solid basis for a treatment decision. If the value of the biomarker TK1 is normal there are probably other explanations than cancer for the symptoms. Should the TK1 value be significantly elevated, however, it is a strong indication of a growing tumor. In that case it is important to follow up with further investigations – e.g. diagnostic imaging or a biopsy if possible.

Alertix Canine

Assay for early detection, monitoring and screening of tumor diseases in dogs. The assay is available to veterinary clinics and laboratories in Sweden and Scandinavia.
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Alertix Feline

Assay for early detection, monitoring and screening of tumor diseases in cats. The assay is under development.
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Alertix Equine

Assay for early detection, monitoring and screening of tumor diseases in horses. The assay is under development.
Under utveckling
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About cancer in companion animals

Did you know that our companion animals are afflicted by cancer as often as humans? Dogs and cats share not only our living environment but also our lifestyle. Because of this they are exposed to the same risk factors for cancer. Veterinary care is getting better and better at treating cancer in companion animals. But the crucial factor of success is that the disease is detected in time.

Read more about cancer in companion animals