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January 2008 Clinical Laboratory News: New Products

January 2008: Volume 34, Number 1

 POC A1C Analyzer


The new in2it A1c analyzer for POC diabetes testing is small, portable, and fully-automated. The instrument measures HbA1c and delivers results in minutes from a small fingerstick sample. The CLIA-waived instrument is calibrated to the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) standard for laboratory-accurate results.

Thyroid Panel

The new thyroid panel for use with the AU3000i immunoassay system includes TSH, T4, fT4, T3, and fT3 assays. The TSH assay has a measurable range of 0.001–130 IU/mL and offers a functional sensitivity of 0.0013 IU/mL. The TSH assay requires two steps, while the rest of the assays on the panel use a one-step design. The panel offers 28 minutes to first result and 28-day onboard stability.


The new Temp-Chex NIST/DKD traceable thermometers are accurate to within ±0.5?C and do not need annual recertification. Temp-Chex thermometers are available for the refrigerator, incubator, freezer, room temperature, and ultra-low freezer. The thermometers are enclosed in plastic cases to protect the thermometer and contain its contents if it breaks.

Hematology Analyzer

The XE-5000 Automated Hematology Analyzer provides 31 whole blood reportable parameters, including advanced clinical parameters and a body fluid specific mode for CSF, serous, and synovial samples. Designed for hospitals or university laboratories and clinics with renal, oncology, and acute care patients, the XE-5000 analyzer uses patented fluorescent flow cytometry technology, enabling both routine hematology testing and abnormal cell flagging within a single sample run. The system also offers remote monitoring, whereby the manufacturer monitors real-time performance to generate technical reviews of any potential instrument errors.

At-home Diabetes Risk Assessment

The new Diabetes Risk Assessment test includes an immediate fasting glucose reading and a mail-in laboratory analysis for HbA1c. Samples can be professionally collected or self-collected using the finger-nick collection kit.