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Apr 05, 2023

Addition of SDMA Testing Reagent to"Vcheck V200",
Immunoassay Meas. Device Dedicated to Cats and Dogs

Effective for early detection of kidney disease through in-hospital examinations

ARKRAY, Inc. (head office: Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, hereafter, "ARKRAY") will release "Vcheck test SDMA", a dedicated testing reagent for "Vcheck V200 (South Korea: BioNote, Inc. manufactured)", an immunoassay measurement device dedicated to cats and dogs (released in Sept. 2021), on April 12, 2023.

Vcheck test SDMA" is an in vitro diagnostic test kit that quantitatively measures SDMA concentration in serum or plasma in dogs and cats. With the testing reagent dedicated to the immunoassay measurement device "Vcheck V200", SDMA concentration measurement is made available in hospitals. Similar to humans, kidney function in dogs and cats is difficult to recover once it has declined. Therefore, early detection and early treatment of kidney disease is crucial. SDMA is used as a valuable marker of kidney function because it allows early determination of deterioration in kidney function.


In addition, it is expected to be an item to be combined with markers such as urinalysis and creatinine, that will help improve the efforts against kidney disease by enabling a more accurate grasp of kidney function through a comprehensive evaluation. Since quicker measurement would be possible, it can be introduced as an item for medical examinations and be applied for kidney function screenings when anesthesia is required for surgeries etc.

Testing reagent specifications

Name Vcheck test SDMA
Measurement target animal type Dogs and cats
Measurement target Serum or plasma
Reaction time 5 minutes
Required sample volume 100μL
Measurement range 10.0~100μg/dL
Marketing Authorization No. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Directive: 4, Veterinary Medicinal Products No. 787

This product will be distributed by ARKRAY Marketing, Inc. ARKRAY Marketing, Inc. is ARKRAY's distributor in Japan.

Immunoassay measurement device Vcheck V200

For information on the immunoassay measurement device Vcheck V200, and the reagents that have been launched in advance, please refer to the press release and product information page.

■ Immunoassay measurement device Vcheck V200 press release (only in Japanese)
■ Addition of 2 types of testing reagents to Vcheck V200 press release (only in Japanese)
■ Product information page (only in Japanese)


ARKRAY shall continue our endeavors to develop and provide wide-ranging products and services so that we can meet the various needs of the people on the frontlines of veterinary care. We shall also contribute by providing useful content for veterinary care through our website called, "Information site for thinking about animal medical care and ( (only in Japanese)".