March 2010 Clinical Laboratory News: New Products

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March 2010: Volume 36, Number 3

Folate Assay 

The AIA-Pack RBC Folate assay is designed for the quantitative measurement of red blood cell folate in whole-blood samples. The assay is available on the Tosoh AIA-600II, AIA-1800, and AIA-2000 system analyzers. The assay range is from 0.62–24 ng/mL.
Tosoh Bioscience

Antithrombin Assay

The INNOVANCE Antithrombin assay kit is a chromogenic test for the quantification of active antithrombin in human citrated plasma. The assay features ready-to-use, all-liquid reagents, and the human coagulation factor Xa substrate for the diagnosis of antithrombin deficiencies. The automated test is designed for use on Siemens BCS and BCS XP devices, as well as Sysmex CA-500, CA-1500, and CA-7000 systems.

Pain Medication Monitoring System

The BioLis 24i is a bench-top chemical analyzer that can be used by pain management clinics to monitor patient use, and potential abuse, of prescription and illegal drugs. The test menu includes oxycodone, cocaine, methadone, THC, opiates, phencyclidine, benzodiazepine, amphetamine, PCP, propoxyphene, barbiturates, alcohol, salicylates, and acetaminophen. Capable of performing over 400 tests per hour, the system is compatible with all LIS systems and provides physicians with same-day results.
Carolina Liqiud Chemistries

Automated Capper/Decapper

The Capit-All IS Automated Capper/Decapper is a high-throughput instrument designed to de-cap or re-cap entire racks of samples in less than 10 seconds. Each tube is individually sealed by its own clutch mechanism. An automated drip tray and vacuum extraction port reduces the risk of contamination. This compact, bench-top device can be easily integrated with automated, liquid-handling instruments.
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Hematology and Reticulocyte Controls

The Liquichek Hematology Control and Liquichek Reticulocyte Control provide precise monitoring of hematology parameters on Siemens ADVIA systems. Both controls are compatible with the Unity Interlaboratory Program for peer group comparisons. The controls feature a 75 day shelf life and 14 day stability of open vials when stored at 2–8°C.

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