Abbott Diagnostics

Immunoassay System: ARCHITECT ci4100

The Abbott ARCHITECT® ci4100 integrated immunochemistry system, from Abbott, Abbott Park, Ill, is intended for low- to mid-volume laboratories providing productivity enhancements normally reserved for larger labs. The ARCHITECT ci4100 is formed by the seamless integration of the ARCHITECT c4000 chemistry analyzer and the ARCHITECT i1000SR® immunoassay analyzer allowing chemistry and immunoassay testing on one system while ensuring no clinically significant sample-to-sample carryover. The system utilizes identical CHEMIFLEX® and SmartWash technologies, reagents, and software as other ARCHITECT® systems delivering equivalent results. Designed to enhance productivity, the system’s Robotic Sample Handler provides continuous access to both reagents and samples. The system allows customized sample prioritization for consistent STAT turn-around times, processing up to 800 chemistry tests per hour and 100 immunoassay tests per hour (based on individual analyzer throughput). The analyzers produce immunoassay and clinical chemistry results for drugs of abuse, cardiac disease, cancer, endocrinology, fertility, infectious disease, and other conditions, as well as monitoring drugs used in transplant patients. Abbott offers high-, medium-, and low-volume integrated diagnostic testing solutions that leverage the same software, reagents, and sample carriers with a simple and consistent user experience across networks.

ARCHITECT, ci4100, c4000, i1000SR, CHEMIFLEX, and SmartWash, are trademarks of Abbott Laboratories in various jurisdictions.

Abbott Diagnostics
(877) 422-2688
www.abbottdiagnostics.com


Antek HealthWare

LabDAQ LIS

For the past three years, Antek HealthWare, Reisterstown, Md, has been selected as the “Top of the Class” information system vendor. As Antek has evolved from a small, economical physician office LIS solution to a robust, full-featured LIS capable of supporting community hospital laboratories, Antek has continued to offer customized solutions to all of our clients.

Since 1991, Antek’s LabDAQ LIS has been installed in more than 2,300 labs, making LabDAQ the market-leading LIS nationally. With customized solutions for the physicians’ office lab, reference laboratory, student health lab, clinics, and community hospitals, LabDAQ can be found in any laboratory setting. LabDAQ is designed to integrate seamlessly with other software including hospital information systems, practice-management systems, and electronic medical records. Antek’s dedicated HL7 department has worked with the industry leading EMR vendors to ensure seamless integration of laboratory data into the EMR.

Antek is fully committed to delivering the best product and after sales support possible. Our customers value our attention and responsiveness to their needs. Antek has built a reputation for innovation and responsiveness. When you purchase LabDAQ, you are investing in the future of your lab.

Have you seen LabDAQ lately? If not, contact Antek and find out how becoming a LabDAQ client can add significant value to your laboratory environment.

Antek HealthWare
(800) 359-0911
www.antekhealthware.com


Cargille

Immersion Oils

Since 1924, Cargille, Cedar Grove, NJ, has been providing specialized services to a broad range of laboratory sciences. Key optical characteristics make immersion oil function as a high quality component of the optics of the microscope.

Types A & B are sufficiently low fluorescing for most fluorescence microscopy applications. Extremely low fluorescence is achieved by Type DF, which has a viscosity of 330 cSt. Type 37DF has been specially designed to the proper optical values at 37°C to give the sharpest image, making it ideal for fluorescence microscopy at 37 °C with a refractive index of 1.515 at 37°C and a viscosity of 250 cSt. Type FF is virtually fluorescence-free. Viscosity for type A is 150 cSt, type B is 1250 cSt, type FF is 170 cSt. Today, Cargille immersion oils are accepted by all microscope manufacturers. Cargille provides the largest line of immersion oils for traditional and specialty uses, and continues to set performance standards in product development, refinement, and support services.

Cargille
(973) 239-6633
www.cargille.com


Diagnostic Hybrids Inc

D3 FastPoint

The D3 FastPoint L-DFA influenza A/influenza B virus identification kit, from Diagnostic Hybrids, Athens, Ohio, uses a revolutionary technology that allows for the identification of influenza A and B with DFA accuracy in under 25 minutes from specimen receipt to virus identification. D3 FastPoint gives you the accuracy and quality of DFA direct specimen testing in a rapid timeframe, while confirming specimen adequacy by allowing visualization of stained cells, avoiding false negatives due to inadequate cell sampling procedures. It also provides accurate influenza A and influenza B results in the same time frame as RIDTs (rapid antigen tests), allowing laboratories to report results within the critical care window without compromising quality. D3 FastPoint’s fluorescence technology maximizes efficiency by using dual fluorescence labeling of differentiated influenza A and B antibodies in one reagent, allowing for the identification of two viruses in one step. The fluorescent results can be read easily with a single fluorescence microscope filter set.

Diagnostic Hybrids Inc
(800) 344-5847
www.dhiusa.com


DiaSorin Inc

LIAISON Treponema Assay

DiaSorin, Stillwater, Minn, introduces the LIAISON® Treponema Assay, the first fully automated FDA cleared chemiluminescent immunoassay to aid in the diagnosis of syphilis infection. With high sensitivity as well as excellent specificity, the LIAISON® Treponema Assay can be used as a clinical laboratory screening test or a confirmatory test. Its ability to detect both IgM and IgG antibodies to Treponema pallidum ensures improved sensitivity in the diagnosis of early syphilis infections compared to RPR and EIA methods. The use of recombinant antigens limits cross-reactivity and provides superior specificity. In addition, laboratories will benefit from the excellent throughput of 180 results per hour and the total walk-away system.

DiaSorin Inc
(800) 328-1482
www.diasorin.com


Euroimmun US

Anti-GAF(3X) lgG ELISA Assay

Euroimmun US, Boonton Twp, NJ, has received FDA clearance for their new Anti-GAF(3X) IgG ELISA assay for use in conjunction with Tissue Transglutaminase ( tTG) IgA to provide highly reliable serologic diagnosis of celiac disease (CD).

The new Anti-GAF(3X) IgG assay utilizes a very specific epitope for antibodies found in celiac disease. Sensitivity of this assay is over 85% and specificity is 98%. Studies have shown that the diagnostic accuracy of the Anti-Gliadin (GAF-3X) ELISA for IgG antibodies is higher than that for the corresponding IgA antibodies and comparable with that of the Anti tTG ELISA IgA assay. Parallel testing of anti-tTG (IgA) and anti-Gliadin(GAF-3X) (IgG) achieves the optimum serological hit rate and will guard against missing any patients with IgA deficiency.

Euroimmun US has also received FDA clearance for their new Anti-GAF(3X) IgA ELISA assay.

Euroimmun US has a complete product menu for celiac testing by EIA, IFA, and blots, as well as a full line of autoimmune assays. Assays have been validated on the EUROAnalyzer as well as on the smaller 2-plate version. The assays may also be run manually as well as on automated systems.

Euroimmun US
(800) 913-2022
www.euroimmunus.com


Inverness Medical

Clearview HIV 1/2 STAT-PAK

Clearview® HIV 1/2 STAT-PAK® and Clearview COMPLETE HIV 1/2 provide two options for HIV testing. Both Clearview products are CLIA waived point-of-care tests for the detection of HIV 1 and HIV 2 antibodies. Clearview STAT-PAK is a simple, conventional rapid cassette based format, while Clearview COMPLETE is a single use, three-in-one self-contained barrel format. Both tests provide reliable results at 99.7% sensitivity and 99.9% specificity HIV 1 and HIV 2 antibodies. Both are 15 minutes to results for STAT decision-making, quickly and confidently, while patient is present. Each product can be used with multiple sample types to fit your facility/lab practice patterns, including whole blood (finger stick or venipuncture) serum or plasma. The STAT-PAK test uses a small (5 µL) sample size with sample buffer and includes 5 µL collection loops provided with each kit. The minimal sample sizes of 5.0 µL allows for easy patient sampling, reducing sample handling and exposure risk, while being less invasive for patients. Both STAT-PAK and COMPLETE kits share a 24-month shelf life from date of manufacture that can allow a facility to purchase in volume with less chance of product expiration.

Inverness Medical
(609) 627-8029
www.invernessmedicalpd.com


Inverness Medical

AtheNA Multi-Lyte Test System

The AtheNA Multi-Lyte® Test System, from Inverness, Waltham, Mass, is an advanced, multiplex, microsphere-based immunoassay testing system that works through the use of antigen-coated Micro-Plex™ microspheres that flow through the flow cell for identification and discrete analysis and simultaneous measurement of multiple analytes from one sample, in one well. AtheNA features a broad test menu of autoimmune and infectious disease assays including: ANA; dsDNA, SSA, SSB, Sm, RNP, Scl-70, Jo-1, Centromere B, histone, HEp-2, TPO/Tg; thyroid peroxidase, thyroglobulin, and rheumatoid factor; RF IgM, and the newly released Autoimmune Vasculitis disease; MPO, PR3, GBM as well as EBV IgG; viral capsid antigen, EBNA-1, EA, EBV IgM; VCA, MMRV; measles, mumps, rubella, VZV IgG, MMV; and measles, mumps, VZV IgG and HSV-1 & 2 (type specific), providing precise test results in record time, for overall laboratory time savings.

AtheNA helps the user avoid sample redraws and another rounds of costly, time-consuming tests while allowing for increased precision through objective measurement of clinically significant antibody levels. AtheNA also provides automatic reflex testing, and both quantitative and qualitative results. Provides 50 times the confidence of IFA and ELISA† (†At least 50 discrete readings per result as opposed to 1 reading). The net effect is supporting increased productivity and reduced costs, by maximizing throughput while minimizing workload.

Inverness Medical
(609) 627-8029
www.invernessmedicalpd.com


Iris Sample Processing

StatSpin CytoFuge 12

The new StatSpin® CytoFuge 12, from Iris Sample Processing, Westwood, Mass, is a compact, low cost cytocentrifuge that concentrates up to 12 samples and gently deposits cells in a monolayer onto microscope slides for a variety of cell preparations. For safety, the unit operates only when the outer lid is locked. Inside is a removable sealed rotor that can be loaded in a hood to eliminate exposure to biohazards and can be autoclaved. The program keypad is easy to use and up to 24 programs can be stored. The unit operates from 200-2,000 rpm. Samples from 50 µL up to 800 µL are processed with high cell recovery. A variety of concentrator formats are available including easy to use “snap-seal” filter concentrators in consumable and reusable formats. The unit is state of the art with advanced operating and safety features and costs less than competitive cytocentrifuges. For more information contact [email protected]

Iris Sample Processing
(781) 551-0100
www.statspin.com


KRONUS Inc

Aquaporin-4 Autoantibody

(AQP-4Ab) ELISA Test Kit*

KRONUS®, Boise, Idaho, a leading provider of specialized autoimmune diagnostic test kits, is pleased to announce the availability of a new ELISA test kit for the measurement of autoantibodies to aquaporin-4 (AQP-4Ab).

Aquaporin-4 is the most abundant water channel protein in the central nervous system and is expressed extensively within the brain and spinal cord regions.

This new ELISA allows for the accurate and specific determination of autoantibodies to AQP-4. *For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

KRONUS Inc
(800) 4-KRONUS
www.kronus.com


Maine Standards Co

VALIDATE Cardiac Marker Test Kit

Maine Standards Company, Windham, Me, introduces the VALIDATE® CM2 test kit, which includes BNP/nt-proBNP, hsCRP and Troponin for easier calibration verification/linearity testing. The VALIDATE® CM2 test kits will be available in two product configurations. Multiple product configurations are offered to meet the different needs of the many instrument systems available for the laboratory. These configurations are formulated to validate and maximize reportable ranges while minimizing manual dilutions.

Maine Standards Company’s MSDRx® data reduction software is available at no charge for instant data analysis. A laboratory can perform the data reduction or send their data to Maine Standards, where technical specialists will complete the data reduction with a turnaround time of five business days or less. Data reduction services are included with the purchase of all VALIDATE® products.

Maine Standards Company manufactures VALIDATE® test kits for over 80 analytes, including general chemistries, urine chemistries, electrolytes, enzymes, lipids, TDMs, cardiac markers, thyroids and serum proteins. The company is committed to helping clinical laboratories with their linearity needs. Personnel at Maine Standards Company have many years of experience in the linearity market and are dedicated to providing the highest quality materials and the best customer support in the industry. Maine Standards Company’s goal is to help clinical laboratories easily validate and maximize reportable ranges while minimizing manual dilutions.

Maine Standards Co LLC
(800) 377-9684
www.mainestandards.com


Phoenix Bio-Tech Corp

TREP-SURE EIA Screen

TREP-SURE™ EIA Screen, from Phoenix Bio-Tech, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is a qualitative enzyme immunoassay for the in vitro diagnostic detection of Treponema pallidum (syphilis) antibodies in human serum or plasma.

The assay detects all isotypes, which is essential in order to identify all patients with early disease. Results are “black or white” with very few “gray,” which are problematic. High sensitivity for all stages of syphilis disease ( > 99.9% in active syphilis, > 90% in darkfield-positive patients ). Specificity is > 99.9% with no cross reactions due to Lyme borreliosis, pregnancy, etc. High tolerance for potentially interfering substances such as lipids, hemoglobin etc; samples can be taken directly from centrifuged blood clots. Incubations are carried out at 37ºC, reducing variation due to changes in temperature. Samples do not require pre-dilution, and 100ul of sample can be added directly to the well. Trep-Sure is well suited for automation, and it provides results which can be integrated in a laboratory information system (LIS) through bar coding.

Phoenix Bio-Tech Corp
(800) 701-7450
www.phoenixbiotech.com


Quantimetrix Corp

The Dropper Plus—Point-of-Care Urine Dipstick Control

The Dropper Plus, from Quantimetrix, Redondo Beach, Calif, is specifically designed for point-of-care dipstick control. Its unique, one-month room temperature stability eliminates storage problems and provides maximum portability—ideal for sites without refrigeration. A new feature is the addition of creatinine and microalbumin. Values are provided for all analytes; qualitative results for hCG for early pregnancy detection test methods are included. This control is intended for use with Multistix®, Chemstrip®, DiaScreen®, UriScan™, pH (Nitrazine paper), and other urinalysis reagent strips. It can also be used for confirmatory tests such as Acetest®, Clinitest®, Ictotest® reagent tablets, and refractometry. This product is liquid, human urine-based and comes with an 18-month unopened and open vial stability when stored at 2 to 8°C (from date of manufacture). A comparative quality control program, Quantrol™, available for Quantimetrix products provides labs with free monthly reports to monitor test performance and trend analysis.

Quantimetrix Corp
(800) 624-8380
www.4qc.com


ARUP Laboratories

ARUP Consult

ARUP Consult is a web-based tool designed to aid physicians and laboratorians in diagnostics and laboratory test selection and interpretation. Laboratory tests are categorized into relevant disease topics and categories to guide test ordering and interpretation. In addition to comprehensive testing information, expert-authored content is congruent with the latest medical guidelines and literature. Topics are organized into easily accessible tabs for clinical background information, diagnostic advice, screening and monitoring suggestions, and salient references. More than 50 algorithms supplement disease topics and support clinical decision-making.

ARUP Consult is free of cost and requires no obligation for use.

Access ARUP Consult on the web or on your mobile device; it is also available for download (www.arupconsult.com).

ARUP Laboratories
www.arupconsult.com


Tosoh Bioscience Inc

AIA-2000 Automated Immunoassay Analyzer

The AIA-2000 Automated Immunoassay Analyzer is the latest advancement in high throughput immunoassay testing from Tosoh Bioscience, South San Francisco, Calif. Tosoh has added new functionality to the AIA-2000 to increase workflow and minimize time. The user can load up to 960 tests (48 trays) in a new, easy to load hybrid sorter; increasing walk-away time to approximately 4 hours. Tip capacity has been increased to 576, and can be added or changed at any time at the user’s request. Sample racks can be loaded with any combination of 200 bar-coded primary tubes or sample cups.

The AIA-2000 features fully automated daily maintenance and record keeping, automatic inventory management and automated pre-treatment (for assays that require this step). In addition, the analyzer features a 17-inch touch screen panel and improved user interface, allowing easy access to most of the controls from the screen. Multiple robotic arms, new staging platforms, and mechanical adjustments speed the overall sample processing.

As with all AIA systems, Tosoh’s reagent test cup technology produces accurate and consistent results, requiring no on-board refrigeration, no pre-mixing, and no pre-measuring.

AIA-2000 system features include: throughput of 200 tests/hour, 576 tips (6 tip racks), 2 substrate bottles, walk away time of 4 hours, 3 incubators with different processing steps, 2 sampling arms for faster processing of second reagent, and a full test menu.

Tosoh Bioscience Inc
(800) 248-6764
www.tosohbioscience.us