The latest generation of automated urinalysis testing technology includes these instruments:
- The Clinitek Advantus analyzer, launched in March by Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, performs automated reading of testing strips at up to 500 tests per hour.
- The Urisys 2400, made by Roche Diagnostics, is a fully automated urinalysis system for laboratories with typically more than 100 urine samples per day.
- Sysmex’s UF-1000 automated urinalysis analyzer, a new generation of particle analyzer, is to debut at the AACC in July.
- Iris International’s iChem Velocity urine chemistry system, which combines with the iQ200 microscopy system to form the iRICELL Complete Urinalysis WorkCell, is slated to launch this year pending FDA approval.
Anne Paxton is a writer in Seattle.