Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp. now offers urine drug screens on the Diazyme DZ-Lite c270 benchtop clinical chemistry analyzer. 

The menu additions expand the instrument’s extensive test menu to over sixty total tests and now includes: 6-Acetylmorphine, Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Benzoylecgonine (a Cocaine metabolite), Buprenorphine, Cannabinoids, EDDP Specific (a Methadone metabolite), SEFRIA Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Opiates, Oxycodone, PCP, and Tramadol, all supported by CLC. 

Carolina Liquid Chemistries is known for general chemistry reagents for routine and commonly performed tests, such as glucose, kidney function tests, liver function tests, and more, the company says. Carolina Liquid Chemistries’ sales and technical support team to manage the drug screening products on the DZ-Lite c270. 

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“There is strong demand for a small benchtop with a comprehensive menu. Space is tight, and the more you can do on a small footprint the better. Having drug screening reagents along with general chemistry tests to perform comprehensive metabolic tests as well as special chemistry tests is a game changer for clinical laboratories that might not have space or large equipment budgets,” says Phil Shugart, CEO of Carolina Liquid Chemistries. “Historically, the menu the DZ-Lite c270 offers would have to be performed on much larger floor model chemistry analyzers with high costs and a lot of maintenance. Now, a small clinical lab can run both special and general chemistries along with drug screening tests on the DZ-Lite c270. For larger clinical labs, it makes a lot of sense to use the DZ-Lite c270 as both a dedicated special chemistry analyzer and as a backup or extra capacity for their general chemistries or a dedicated drug screening platform.”  

The DZ-Lite c270 distributed by Carolina Liquid Chemistries is a fully-automated, open system, benchtop analyzer with throughput up to 270 tests per hour, 36 reagent positions, and 30 sample positions. With its compact footprint and fast performance, this analyzer can be used in all types of clinical laboratory settings such as reference laboratories, hospitals, physician offices with clinical labs, pain practices, addiction centers and more. 

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