In-office HbA1c testing can help physicians to efficiently manage their patient. It also helps to reduce the effort and time needed to sort, send, receive, and collate lab samples and reports. By identifying those patients at risk of diabetes and associated conditions, physicians can implement early intervention and ultimately change people’s lives by providing advice to follow a healthy lifestyle. Siemens Healthcare’s DCA Vantage® Analyzer helps to better manage diabetes patients. It provides quick results to enable actionable physician-patient conversations at the time of the visit.
A point-of-care CLIA-waived immunoassay analyzer for diabetes management, the DCA Vantage Analyzer provides users with in-house albumin, creatinine, and A:C Ratio testing with lab-quality sensitivity and specificity. Truly portable, the device supports rapid testing in varied environments, ranging from the physician’s office to remote, point-of-care coordinated sites in hospitals and multisite practices.
This point of care analyzer uses a simple finger prick test to measure the average blood glucose level over 3 months and provide results in six minutes. Also, the unit requires only 1µL of whole blood for HbA1c testing.
This analyzer facilitates early detection of kidney disease, the most common complication in patients with diabetes. It comes with an onboard Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) calculator to assist in kidney disease staging.
Physicians can enter a patient ID via touch screen or barcode, view the on-board printed reports and HbA1c patient trending graphs, and easily download the patient results to an external healthcare information technology (HIT) system. Self-contained cartridges facilitate easy, walkaway operation after sample loading.
This simple to use, FDA approved device has the following advantages –
- No reagent preparation
- Self-prompting screens
- Connectivity to LIS
- Operator ID entry
- QC reminders
- Test lock-out
- Remote access
- Adjustable correlation to reference methods
It also has the ability to adjust correlation parameters in order to match reference assays or standardize results over multiple systems. Intuitive color touch screen display enables simple and convenient testing. Its customizable security access modes support up to 1,000 operators, protect patient information, and prevent operation by unauthorized users. The device also allows convenient local storage of up to 4,000 onboard records with powerful sorting capabilities.