Physician practices can choose to outsource patient lab tests or perform them in-house. In the past, physicians preferred to outsource most tests, as clinical chemistry analyzers were expensive and not as efficient as one would like them to be. However, affordable modern clinical analyzer technology has changed this. With an efficient, state-of-the-art chemistry analyzer a wide range of tests such as diabetes testing, liver and kidney function, and electrolytes, as well as lipid profiles, thyroid testing, antibiotic drug level monitoring, and other drug level monitoring tests can be performed in the physician practice lab.
New generation analyzers bring testing work back to the physician’s practice and improve the quality of care. By purchasing a chemistry analyzers and performing more tests to be performed locally allows quicker results to be obtained. Also, emergency testing time for ER patients improves with in-house testing. Suppose the physician is treating a critically ill patient in ER. Quicker reporting of lab test results allows the physician to make a diagnosis quicker and treat the patient. In fact, this even allows the practice lab staff and the service to become a part of the ER team.
New instruments such as the Stat Fax 4500 chemistry analyzer by Awareness Technology save time and effort and reduce the chance for error. They come with features such as hands-on time and maintenance, and advanced automation and interface capabilities. They are designed to meet the affordability goals of small and medium-sized in-house labs. By choosing the right clinical chemistry analyzer model, small healthcare practices can improve the standards of patient care and revenue.
The Stat Fax 4500 chemistry analyzer is an economical, standalone system that offers interactive touch screen interface, superb optics, on-board curve-fitting software, bichromatic and monochromatic reading, turbidimetric assay capability, durable IAD filters, and much more. This compact analyzer features calculations using factor, single calibrator, or multiple calibrators for kinetic and endpoint assays. Results can be printed via the internal thermal printer or displayed in custom format on a PC. It can accommodate 12mm tubes or cuvettes and has a large non-volatile memory that can store 120 user-entered tests.