Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the country. Many chronic diseases are preventable. Early and sensitive diagnosis of infection and disease through lab tests can help reduce the burden of chronic disease and protect health. Understanding disease function, causal factors, and disease progression is critical when it comes to controlling disease.
The reliability of a clinical laboratory test is determined by its accuracy, precision, sensitivity and specificity. Lab test results form the basis of more than 70% of all medical diagnosis. Laboratory equipment has an important role here and quality chemistry analyzers are necessary for the analysis of samples such as blood serum, plasma, and urine to test for analytes such as proteins, enzymes, and electrolytes. Analysis of blood chemistry and urinalysis are necessary for identifying nutritional and metabolic imbalances and the nature of the disease.
While there are many chemistry systems in the market, Siemens’ Dimension Xpand Plus is an integrated chemistry analyzer that impresses with its comprehensive testing menu and user-friendly features. This easy-to-use system combines chemistry, STAT, and specialty testing on a single, compact platform. Offering full-disease state profiling on a single analyzer, its global test menu includes cardiac, diabetes, drugs of abuse/toxicology, general chemistry, oncology, immunosuppressant drugs, therapeutic drug monitoring, thyroid, specific proteins, and reproductive endocrinology. Integrating chemistry and immunoassay, this platform improves workflow efficiency, allowing every trained operator to run any test at any time.