Latest Clinical Chemistry Stories

2011-07-26 06:30:00

RARITAN, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) today announced availability of seven manufacturer-validated applications for the VITROS® 5,1 FS and 4600 Chemistry Systems. These applications will allow customers to run immunosuppressant drug assays, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) assays and Drugs of Abuse Test (DAT) assays from Thermo Fisher Scientific and marks the first time the company is supporting applications for assays validated...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

RARITAN, N.J., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the VITROS® intact Parathyroid Hormone (iPTH) Assay. The VITROS® iPTH Assay measures intact parathyroid hormone levels and utilizes one protocol for both routine and intraoperative testing with results available in 18 minutes. The VITROS® iPTH Assay is designed to be run in a fully automated,...

2010-07-28 11:21:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is showcasing a broad array of new products, services and solutions for clinicians at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's 2010 Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California from July 27 through July 29, 2010 (Booth #4820). The exhibit highlights "The Power of Possibilities" -- demonstrating how Siemens is focused on putting the power behind all the possibilities through choice, people, performance and...

2010-07-27 06:30:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic instrument manufacturer and information systems developer, today announced plans to debut its expanded cell image analysis portfolio during this year's American Association of Clinical Chemistry's (AACC) Annual Conference and Clinical Lab Expo July 25 - 29 in Anaheim, California. The CellaVision® DM1200 and DM96 systems for the mid-size to larger clinical laboratories and Medica's...

2010-03-15 10:46:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics announced today that it has been awarded contracts for blood glucose monitoring and clinical chemistry/immunoassay lab analyzers from Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., Inc., the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc. Roche was also named the sole source supplier for blood glucose in Premier's exclusive ASCEND supply chain performance program. When combined with an existing molecular diagnostics agreement, the contracts give Premier...

2009-12-15 06:15:00

EDINA, Minn. Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY USA, Inc., a global leader of clinical chemistry, urine chemistry, and blood glucose products, today announced that it has re-introduced the CLIA waived DiaScreen® 50 Urine Chemistry Analyzer. Back by popular demand, the DiaScreen® 50 satisfies a market need for a value priced analyzer. The DiaScreen® 50 enables easy in-office urine testing. It provides instrument read results that eliminate...

2009-07-20 10:10:00

CHICAGO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At this year's American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) is introducing clinical scientists to its expanded portfolio of new products for clinical and research laboratories including a new research use only (RUO) kit for quantitative measurement of Tacrolimus, Sirolimus, Everolimus, and Cyclosporin A. A highlight of the AACC meeting, the Waters(R) MassTrak(TM) Immunosuppressants XE RUO Kit provides...

2007-05-15 12:00:39

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS) has recently published an approved-level document, Analysis of Body Fluids in Clinical Chemistry; Approved Guideline (C49-A). This document provides guidance for clinical diagnostic laboratories to apply widely available measurement procedures to body fluids, as well as for reporting and interpreting those results. Emphasis is placed on: the common clinical situations for this use; acceptable practice for measuring...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'