June 2018 Product Focus: Analyzers

May 24, 2018
Automated cell counter for CSF

The GloCyte Automated Cell Counter for CSF is able to detect 1 cell/µL in CSF for both TNC and RBC. This FDA-approved analyzer delivers consistent TNC and RBC counts and timely turnaround, with just 30 µL of sample per test, through a combination of fluorescence imaging technology and a sample cartridge. Its disposable test cartridge eliminates any risk of carryover or cross-contamination. GloCyte is linear down to 0 cells/µL for both TNC and RBC and delivers TNC and RBC results in five minutes—compared to manual count, which can take up to one hour for results. GloCyte

Clinical chemistry system

Alfa Wassermann’s next-generation clinical chemistry system, the ACE Axcel, offers a comprehensive menu of routine and specialized assays which provides an effective tool in the diagnosis and management of diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, anemia, and numerous other diseases. Processing up to 285 tests per hour using both photometric and potentiometric detection, the ACE Axcel allows up to 75 samples to sit on board. Performing single or panel tests, the open reagent system enables custom assays. Touch screen technology allows for quick and easy navigation of checking reagent status, viewing on-board-assays and monitoring reagent volume. Alfa Wassermann

Automated immunoassay instrument

Fujirebio presents the LUMIPULSE G1200, a mid-sized, fully automated immunoassay instrument. The LUMIPULSE G1200 is based on CLEIA (chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay) technology. The system is capable of continuous loading and unloading of samples, reagents, and consumables without operational interruption. It utilizes individual test cartridges to reduce reagent waste and eliminate cross contamination, with a throughput of 120 tests per hour. Its assay menu is composed of a variety of areas including oncology, metabolic, neurodegenerative disease, infectious disease, thyroid, fertility, diabetes, and bone metabolism. Fujirebio

Hematology analyzer

The BC-5390 is a five-part differential hematology analyzer with built-in autoloader and a single closed tube sample mode. The hemoglobin analysis is performed using cyanide-free reagent. The analyzer processes up to 60 samples per hour and stores up to 100,000 results with histograms and Scattergram. The barcode reader and optional LIS connectivity enable seamless sample data transmission. Nearly all scheduled maintenance procedures are automated by touch buttons. The intuitive software enhances workflow efficiency and provides operators with a pleasant user experience. Mindray

Critical care blood gas analyzer

Nova’s Stat Profile Prime Plus* is a comprehensive, whole blood critical care analyzer that offers blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, co-oximetry, and 32 calculated results in a simple, compact device. Prime Plus combines maintenance-free, replaceable cartridge technology for sensors and reagents with patented, maintenance-free, and non-lysing whole blood co-oximetry technology. Test menu includes pH, PCO2, PO2, Na, K, Cl, iCa, iMg, Glu, Lac, Urea, Creatinine, Hct, Hb, SO2%, and Co-Ox. *FDA clearance pending Nova Biomedical

Sperm quality analyzer

Semen analysis is one of the most subjective tests performed in the laboratory today. The SQA-Vision brings standardization and accuracy to the process. The instrument reports sperm concentration, motility, progressive motility, morphology, and more in 75 seconds with far greater accuracy and repeatability than manual methods. The system includes a high definition 24” touch screen interface, video/image capture, LIS compatibility, custom reports, and integrated maintenance checklists. The SQA-Vision is useful for fertility screening, post-vasectomy analysis, sperm banking, IVF testing, and research. Medical Electronic Systems

Immunoassay and clinical chemistry solution

The Atellica Solution is a highly flexible immunoassay and clinical chemistry solution featuring patented bi-directional magnetic sample-transport technology. The transport technology, together with a multi-camera vision system, intelligent sample routing, and automatic quality control (QC) and calibration capabilities, gives laboratories independent control over every sample to speed patient results to clinicians. Atellica Solution can handle more than 30 sample container types including pediatric and tube top sample cups that can be aspirated from the primary tube. Using the same reagents and consumables across different analyzer configurations, laboratories can streamline inventory control and deliver consistent patient results no matter where they are tested. Siemens

Clinical laboratory integrated system

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics’ VITROS 5600 integrated system brings together five proven technologies with a broad menu of more than 120 quality assays. Chemistry and immunoassay tests are seamlessly integrated to provide meaningful results in areas such as routine chemistry, proteins, TDMs, DATs, thyroid, cardiology, endocrine, oncology, and infectious diseases including HIV-combo. Plus, the user defined assay capabilities allow labs to utilize multiple validated third-party assays. Endogenous interferences are detected with the VITROS MicroSensor; Ortho’s patented VITROS Intellicheck further ensures the right result is obtained by monitoring every step of the process. Ortho