Ear Kit for Dogs and Cats
Why Use Mail-In Ear Kits?
Obtain Re-Check Data
Provide the client a kit in conjunction with diagnosis so you can know the effectiveness of treatment.
Centralized lab testing is more reliable than running cytology in-house.
If you have a small or mobile practice, our products may be the most cost effective option.
Ear Cytology with Reflex Culture & Sensitivity Kit
QSM offers a gold standard mail-in test kit that will provide you and your client with cytology results within 24 hours of receiving the sample AND if there are signs of infection on the cytology, C&S results for aerobic bacteria are available 4-5 days after we receive the sample.
This is the gold standard of care test that should be done to best diagnose and treat a bacterial ear infection (bacterial culture identification). Having these test results ready during the exam will help you diagnose the cause of the dog's symptoms. This is critical for antibiotic stewardship. That's why we are committed to producing the most accurate and convenient products possible.
2-Day Air return shipping is INCLUDED in the price. Each kit can only be used to test ONE ear. The kit includes 2 swabs with culture media tubes for sample storage, instructions, a return label, and sticker for sealing the box for return shipping. The shipping box is reused for return shipping. The pet owner must register the test on our website prior to shipping the sample.
Need help with Cytology?
We offer a low-cost option for practices that do not have the time or resources to run ear cytology in-house.
Ear Cytology + QSM Otter Pseudomonas Test Kit
Our mail-in test provides the most information for you to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan. In addition to cytology, all ear samples are tested for Pseudomonas using our patented QSM Otter technology. Our lab prepares the slides and runs the test from the provided swabs. The report provides semi-quantitative results for mites, yeast, bacteria (cocci and rods), white blood cells, red blood cells, and skin cells in a format that is commonly used by reference laboratories. All reports include 100x magnification images of the slide for you to review, so you can trust the results. Both cytology and QSM Pseudomonas test results are provided within 24 hours of receiving the sample.
Provide these kits to pet owners with dogs that suffer from chronic ear infections so you can have the results ready to go as soon as symptoms start, BEFORE the infection becomes severe! The kits can also be used to remotely check that prescribed antibiotics have eliminated the infection.
FedEx 2-Day return shipping is INCLUDED in the price. Each kit can only be used to test ONE ear. The kit includes 2 swabs with culture media tubes for sample storage, instructions, a return label, and sticker for sealing the box for return shipping. The shipping box is reused for return shipping. The clinic must register the test on our website prior to shipping the sample.
Don't want to carry inventory?
Now you can have clients purchase the kits directly from pet owner site FetchDx.com at the same price that you offer at the clinic. Enroll your clinic today and send your clients to our website to fulfill the order. You will receive a prescribing rebate each month based on the number of kits sold to your clients.