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April 2009 Clinical Laboratory News: New Products

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April 2009: Volume 35, Number 4

Pipette Calibration System

Designed for calibrating pipettes used in quantitative PCR applications, the Pipette Calibration System rapidly measures small liquid volumes with a high degree of accuracy and precision. It also provides NIST-traceable results, helping labs improve the quality of their qPCR results. Easy to use, the PCS can verify the performance of a pipette’s accuracy and precision in minutes. It automatically documents all volume verification results for streamlined and rigorous quality control.

Informatics Product

EasyLink Informatics provides customers with more workflow enhancement opportunities, connectivity to new instruments, and a new fully integrated web-based quality control package by connecting multiple instruments to the LIS. The new web-based quality control package allows customers to take advantage of real-time access to data for troubleshooting or external analysis and to better manage compliance and QC across multiple systems or sites. EasyLink Informatics now supports all Dimension integrated systems, ADVIA chemistry and immunoassay systems, IMMULITE immunoassay systems, and the Sysmex hemostasis systems.

Tumor Assay Control

Lyphochek Tumor Marker Plus Control is a lyophilized, human serum-based, third-party quality control for monitoring the precision of tumor marker testing procedures. This multi-analyte control has three levels and features 23 tumor markers, including high target levels of cancer antigens and ferritin, plus a very low level of PSA. Assayed values are provided for manual and automated test methods. The Unity Interlaboratory Program with peer group comparison is also available for use with the Lyphochek Tumor Marker Plus Control.