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Used to assess platelet function, the Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time (BMBT), should be a part of your presurgical workup, especially for those breeds predisposed to VWD (von Willebrands Disease). Platelet dysfunction can be associated with a variety of systemic disorders and patients with dysfunctional (non-adherent) platelets may fail to clot even when platelet counts are normal.
Please Note: The Surgicutt® Bleeding Time lancet has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Because Veterinarians do not have ready access to more sophiticated methods, the BMBT test will remain an important tool for rapid assessment of platelet function and adhesion. However, a precisely calibrated incision is required to minimize variables inherent in the procedure. As a replacement for Surgicutt®, the Tenderfoot® spring-loaded lancet used for neonatal blood collection will produce a precise incision of 1 mm depth and 2.5 mm length vs. Surgicutt® at 1 mm X 5 mm. When transitioning to the new device, we strongly suggest testing 5-10 normal patients to assess any changes to the baselines you have established for your practice.
Our complete 10 test kit has everything you need to start running tests today including 10 Tenderfoot® single use automatic lancet devices, blotting paper, stopwatch, and instructions. (Click to download.) Watch our Tutorial!
Pair with our ACT (Activated Clotting Time) Test kit and a platelet count for a complete coagulation profile. Learn more here.