RapidBac TM Vet is a rapid immunoassay for the detection of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria in urine. It uses monoclonal antibodies to detect a bacterial cell surface antigen. In a clinical trial of 200 urine specimens, the test performed with 97.4% sensitivity and 98.8% specificity. This test is not intended to be a replacement for bacterial culture and sensitivity. Rather it is a rapid and affordable way to determine if a bacterial culture should be submitted.
How to determine if the RapidBacTM Vet is appropriate for your patient: