Drug of abuse testing takes place in a variety of settings – hospitals, clinical laboratories, physician offices, and homes. High quality lab equipment such as analyzers and ready-to-use assays are important for fast, accurate and consistent drug test results. Olympus AU400 is one such chemistry analyzer that also features tests for therapeutic drug monitoring, including drugs of abuse and more.
Drug testing is the evaluation of blood, urine or other type of biological sample to determine if the subject has been using a particular drug. This fully automated chemistry analyzer is ideal for small to medium-sized labs for routine, STAT, urine and homogenous assays. It comes with a throughput of 400 tests per hour (+ 400 ISE), thus achieving the highest possible level of performance. The device uses a spot photometry technology which has a proven performance for high precision. It also features:
- Enhanced operational comfort and versatile functions
- Two permanent probes – a sample probe and a reagent probe
- Refrigerated reagent chamber with 72 reagent bottles
- Hard disk storage capacity for data from 10,000 patients
The reagents and controls used in the analyzer also play a leading role in the accuracy of substance abuse tests. The AU400 uses the same reagents and user interface as larger systems. The liquid reagents are supplied in wedge-shaped plastic bottles with barcode labels. For Olympus AU400, most laboratories use CEDIA drug of abuse testing reagents and DRI multi-level controls from Thermo Scientific. Some of them are – Thermo Kit Buprenorphine MCC, Thermo Kit PAR TDM L3 MAS and Thermo Kit THC 100mL.
With the rapid expansion in the scope of drug of abuse testing, the CEDIA and DRI immunoassays continue to meet the challenge. Available in multiple kit sizes, they have the largest menu of tests available and offer applications for an array of clinical chemistry analyzers.
Several current reports have estimated the growth of Drug of Abuse (DOA) testing market in the coming years. A recent report from P&S Market Research estimates the global DOA testing market to reach a high growth of $3.9 billion by 2020. In such a competitive market, Olympus Au400 is a promising solution that can provide quick, accurate and reliable results for your busy lab. Leading lab equipment suppliers also provide this reliable analyzer for lease.