Diabetes testing

July 1, 2011

Product Focus

Diabetes testing

HbA1c control with intact RBCs

A1c-Cellular, an HbA1c control with intact red blood cells (RBCs), tests the entire HbA1c procedure, including the lysing of the RBC. This step ensures the entire system — instrument and reagents — is working properly to provide accurate patient results. The control does not need to be reconstituted — which eliminates the potential for human error due to incorrect pipetting during reconstitution — and is convenient to use. The product is appropriate for immunoassay and ionic exchange high-performance liquid chromatography, or HPLC, methodologies and is available in 2.0-mL plastic screw-top cap-pierceable vials.

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Fully automated urine analyzer

The AUTION MAX AX-4030 fully automated urine chemistry analyzer allows a technologist to load 100 samples at a time that can be analyzed within minutes. The analyzer performs 225 patient specimens per hour and can be continuously loaded. Features include two strip feeders loadable with different types of strips; micro volume sample (2 mL) using the spotting method; and a compact footprint (530 mm x 530 mm x530 mm).

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Test corrects for interference

StatStrip Point-of-Care Glucose Monitors
feature Multi-Well test-strip technology that delivers lab-like accuracy at the bedside with six-second glucose results. StatStrip glucose strips measure and correct for hematocrit interference, avoiding potential glucose errors due to abnormal hematocrits. It also eliminates other interferences including acetaminophen, ascorbic acid, uric acid, maltose and oxygen. Its small 1-mL sample volume allows for the use of the thinnest lancet, reducing patient pain and the potential for blood exposure to the operator.

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Blood-glucose and ss-ketone monitoring system

The Precision XceedPro Blood Glucose and ss-Ketone Monitoring System is a whole blood, patient-side testing system designed to help minimize bedside glucose-testing errors. TrueID technology helps minimize the chance of patient identification errors with active confirmation of three patient identifiers. TrueMeasure test-strip technology with GDH-NAD chemistry minimizes interference from more than 65 substances, including maltose. TrueAccess information technology helps ensure only certified operators perform tests, with warnings of impending certification expiration. The ergonomic and easy-to-use POC system tests both blood glucose and blood ketone for a comprehensive glycemic-control solution. The company's wireless-connectivity solution makes it possible to transfer test results wirelessly to the patient's electronic chart to make bedside-test data available to physicians rapidly.

Visit Abbott Diabetes Care to learn more

Glucose control compatible with point-of-care devices

GlucoTrol-WB, a real blood-glucose control, is packaged with ACU-CAP, a device that enables separation of real blood cells from a plasma fraction containing glucose, thereby eliminating glycolysis. The control is highly commutable and compatible with all point-of-care glucose devices, with minimal matrix effects. Performance of all levels of this control yield low imprecision, comparable with the imprecision of human whole blood. ACU-CAP also eliminates the need for pipetting. GlucoTrol-WB can be used for quality control, for method comparisions or validations, or for proficiency testing.

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HbA1c in pre-filled cartridges

The Direct HbA1c test is available in pre-filled cartridges for use on Beckman Synchron CX, DX, and LX chemistry analyzers. This assay has no interference from hemoglobin variants including HbC, HbS, HbE, and caramylated acetylated Hb or labile HbA1c. Each kit includes two 90-test HbA1c cartridges and 30-mL of lyse. Also available are whole blood HbA1c controls. This format ensures that dilution and lysing are done properly. Calibration is stable for 14 days. HbA1c is determined directly and does not depend on a calculation using a hemoglobin and an A1c result, avoiding the need to run two assays to get one result.

Visit Carolina Liquid Chemistries to learn more