Abbott features diagnostic solutions in global healthcare environment at IFCC WorldLab Congress

June 23, 2014

In the global healthcare landscape, clinical laboratories play an increasingly important role in helping healthcare providers improve patient care. Demonstrating how diagnostics are critical to medicine, Abbott is showcasing its offerings designed to drive efficiency and optimization at this year’s International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) WorldLab Congress 2014, now underway through June 26 in Istanbul, Turkey.

“Diagnostics plays an important role in helping to improve patient care and outcomes,” says Thomas R. Stanis, Divisional Vice President, Africa, Middle East and Turkey, Diagnostics, Abbott, “Abbott is focused on providing high-quality, reliable solutions that enable laboratories to deliver faster, more accurate results where and when they are needed.”

During the IFCC WorldLab meeting, Abbott is hosting three scientific workshops and featuring four posters about quality control and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin. The workshops are entitled “The Global Diabetes Epidemic and the Use of HbA1c for Diagnosis”; “Quality Control: The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good”; and “Multicenter/Global Reference Intervals Study for Common Biochemical Markers.” The posters are entitled “Sigma Metrics to Assess Analytical Quality: Importance of Allowable Total Error (TEa) Target”;”European Multicenter Analytical Evaluation of the ARCHITECT High Sensitive Troponin-I Immunoassay”; Laboratory Evaluation of Technopath Controls on the ARCHITECT Chemistry Analyzers”; and “Laboratory Evaluation of Technopath Controls on the ARCHITECT Immunoassay Analyzers.”

More than 1,600 abstracts were submitted to this year’s IFCC WorldLab Congress. Abbott’s i-STAT System, a handheld blood analyzer that performs a broad range of commonly ordered blood tests designed to help assist in diagnosing and treating many different medical conditions, is referenced in two abstracts. They conclude that bedside point-of-care testing significantly reduces the length of time patients stay in emergency departments and helps clinicians provide fast and accurate treatment for hospital patients. Learn more about the Abbott i-STAT System.

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