Clinical chemistry analyzers test for analytes such as proteins, enzymes, and electrolytes in serum, plasma and urine samples and help in the diagnosis of various diseases such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, hepatitis, and kidney disorders.
With technological advancements, modern automated instruments ensure greater accuracy and increased testing speed. Leading manufacturers offer chemistry analyzers in various models – fully automated benchtop units to very large floor models – to manage a wide range of sample workloads. Modern analyzers use various technologies such as absorbance photometry, turbidimetry, ion selective potentiometry, latex agglutination and homogeneous EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay) to analyze samples.
Top Models of Clinical Chemistry Analyzers
- Olympus AU400: Manufactured by Diagnostic Systems Group of Olympus America Inc, this analyzer features an extensive test menu that comprises homogeneous immunoassays for protein analytes such as apolipoproteins, immunoglobulin, and complement components. Its standardized design helps maximize productivity and minimize operating costs. For drug testing, most laboratories use CEDIA drug testing reagents with this analyzer.
- Medica EasyRA: This bench-top model from Medica offers a maximum throughput of 150 tests/hr, 24 sample positions and 24 reagents onboard. New wireless RFID technology located in each wedge label contains all reagent information. It can store up to 2000 patient results and 56000 test results.
- Roche Cobas Mira Plus: This is a fully programmable analyzer by Roche Diagnostic Systems comes with a throughput capacity of 144 tests per hour. Its integrated control panel allows the operator to select tests, to program tests, profiles and system parameters, and to evaluate results.
- Siemens Dimension Xpand Plus Integrated Chemistry System: This integrated chemistry system combines chemistry, STAT and specialty testing on a single, compact, easy-to-use system. It can perform over 90% of critical assays and 47 assays onboard concurrently.
Leading dealers in lab equipment offer both new and recertified clinical chemistry analyzers. Recertified instruments are a feasible option for labs with budget constraints.