Electrolytes are important for the cells in the body to function and allow the body to work. Electrolyte imbalance leads to dizziness, cramps, irregular heartbeat, and possibly death. Common electrolytes in the human body include Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium and Sodium. Knowing which electrolytes are out of balance can help a doctor determine the cause and treatment to restore proper balance. Electrolyte tests are typically conducted on blood plasma or serum, urine, and diarrheal fluids.
Medica Corporation’s EasyLyte® analyzer is an ideal device to measure combinations of Na+, K+, Cl-, Li+, Ca++, and pH in whole blood, serum, plasma, or urine. This completely automated, microprocessor-controlled device uses ISE (Ion Selective Electrode) technology to make electrolyte measurements. ISE technology provides advantages such as – wide concentration range, ease of use in the laboratory and point-of-care, rapid response time, real-time measurements, long-term monitoring changes in ion concentration and cost-effectiveness.
Designed to meet the needs of small to medium-size laboratories, this electrolyte analyzer improves lab productivity, while delivering sample results economically. Simple yes/no prompted operation, low maintenance, fast results, and a low cost per sample make the device significantly different from its competitors. This advanced system also features:
- State-of-the-art electronics and an innovative ergonomic design
- Automatic probe wiping
- Easily accessible quality-control data
- Automatic result printing in less than 60 seconds
- Patient history retrieval for evaluation
- Data storage of up to 128 samples
Lab professionals can eliminate sample contact with the device’s Self-contained Solutions Pack that contains liquid calibrants and collects all waste. The analyzer software ensures ease of operation with two button operation and automatic calibration. It computes quality control statistics, flags abnormal results and monitors performance.