The iSed system from Alcor Scientific Inc, Smithfield, RI, provides fully automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate testing, delivering accurate results in 20 seconds. Using a blood sample of 100 uL, the system is particularly suited for pediatric and geriatric patients. The analyzer tests samples directly from standard ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) tubes, reducing testing costs as well as contaminated waste. In a controlled environment, quantitative photometry measures the formation of red cell aggregates in the most critical phase of red cell sedimentation. As a result, the patient’s inflammation status is reflected accurately, unaffected by variables such as mixing and temperature. With closed-tube sampling and no required disposables, the system aims to streamline processes and improve safety for lab clinicians. Random-access, continuous-feed operation enables throughput of up to 180 samples per hour. For more information, visit Alcor Scientific.