June 2007 Clinical Laboratory News: New Products

June 2007: Volume 33, Number 6

Automated Inhibin A Assay

The automated Inhibin A assay quantitatively determines dimeric inhibin A levels in serum and plasma as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of reproductive hormonal disorders. Available on all Beckman Coulter analyzers, the new assay enables labs to run a common panel of reproductive tests on one analyzer from one sample.

Spinal Fluid Control

The Liquichek Spinal Fluid Control is a liquid, bi-level product designed to monitor the performance of automated and manual procedures for the analysis of proteins and other analytes in cerebral spinal fluid. The Liquicheck Spinal Fluid Control, Level 2, features oligoclonal banding in the gamma region. Assayed values are provided in order to monitor the precision of laboratory testing procedures for the analytes listed in the package insert.

Multi-analyte QC for NAT

The AmpliTrol III is a liquid-stable, third-party, multi-analyte quality control intended for labs that perform nucleic acid testing. The control is designed for qualitative in vitro diagnostics for the detection of HIV-1, HBV, and HCV nucleic acids in serum or plasma. Used as a full-process, positive external run control to monitor sample preparation, amplification, and detection procedures, the AmpliTrol III control is supplied as a ready-to-use li quid that can be sampled the same way as test specimens on many NAT systems, such as the Roche AmpliScreen HCV v2.0, HIV-1 v1.5, and HBV assays and the Procleix HIV-1/HCV tests.

Mid-Volume Chemistry Analyzer

Designed for laboratories that support 200–400 bed hospitals, the UniCel Dxl 600 Access immunoassay system processes up to 200 tests per hour and releases the primary tube in less than 5 minutes. Features include refrigerated storage for 50-reagent packs and on-board aliquotting. Built on the same technology used in the Dxl 800 system, the Dxl 600 instrument enables workstation consolidation and expanded testing to include tests such as the AccuTnl Troponin I assay. The new system also uses the same reagent pack as other instruments in the same family of analyzers.

Pipette Tips

The ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. pipette tips feature a two-phase filter for pipette and sample aerosol protection. Manufactured from pure, non-recycled materials, the ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. pipette tips are certified free of pyrogen, human DNA, DNase, and PCR-inhibiting substances. The tips are available in 10 sizes with a volume range of 0.1 µL to 10 mL and fit most brands of pipette.
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