In medical laboratories, electrolyte analyzers are used to measure the amount of specific electrolytes in blood or urine. Doctors order such tests as part of a regular physical exam or to check if a particular medication was effective in managing a patient’s electrolyte levels. There are different types of models available to meet different volume and testing requirements within the specific facility.
When purchasing an electrolyte analyzer, labs need to choose the right unit based on the assays that the instrument offers. The throughput capacity of the system also has to be considered. While larger and more automated units are a good choice for reference or central labs, Mid-sized or smaller labs with a smaller test menu may be better off with a system that is smaller and less automated and which have a lower throughput.
Among the most popular systems in the market today are . They measure Na+, K+, and Li+ in whole blood, serum and plasma and also display and print results in 35 seconds on a 55 µL serum sample. Samples are accepted in syringes, capillary tubes and sample containers without adaptors.
One of the most striking features of the Medica EasyElectrolytes Na/K/Li Analyzer is its data management system. It stores complete statistics for monthly quality control results at each of three levels. Other features which make these analyzers a preferred choice are:
- Simple yes/no prompted display messages
- Easy maintenance
- Simple yes/no prompted operation
- Self-wiping feature of sample probe offers convenience, sample integrity and user safety
EasyElectrolytes analyzers also have the advantage that they can be maintained by anyone.