Laboratories purchasing chemistry analyzers have to consider several factors to make the right decision:
- Quality of measurement and diagnostic value as determined by accuracy and precision of results
- Cost effectiveness including induced cost – cost of repeat and more specific tests necessary to confirm a diagnosis, treatment decision and the health benefits obtained as a result of the decision
- Economic efficiency which refers to the ability of the analyzer to respond to a specified test order pattern at the lowest possible cost
Satisfying these conditions and more are two Stat Fax chemistry analyzers from Awareness Technologies. The Stat Fax 3300 model stores control values and creates Levey-Jennings plots for QC. It consists of a flip-up display screen featuring a large 240 x 128 pixel graphical display. A plug in standard external keyboard for easier data entry can be purchased separately. The other model, the Stat Fax 4500, is a compact, economical, standalone chemistry analyzer with touch screen interface, superb optics, on-board curve-fitting software, and built-in printer to meet current day laboratory requirements. Both models are extremely efficient and can create work lists, run tests and print patient reports in quick time.
The advantage of Stat Fax readers is that they use Ion Assisted Deposition (IAD) filters which, though expensive, offer superior and longer performance compared to multi-cavity filters, resulting in lower service costs and reduced down-time for filter replacement.
Both these Awareness Technology chemistry analyzer models are available with manufacturer warranty. Established lab equipment stores offer them at very competitive prices.