Diagnostic beads for the detection of blood in animal excreta and a method for production thereof.


Diagnostic beads are disclosed for the detection of occult blood in animal excreta, esp. for use in a cat litter. The beads comprise a particulate material and a detection compn. attached to the particulate material. The detection compn. comprises a chromogen, a peroxide, an enhancer, a stabilizer, and a binder, the chromogen being selected to react with occult blood in the animal excreta so as to produce a visible and immediate color change when excreta contg. blood comes into contact with the diagnostic beads. [on SciFinder(R)]


CAPLUS AN 2003:717670(Patent)