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Enhanced Immunoassay Diagnostic System Launched

Enhanced Immunoassay Diagnostic System Launched

Abbott Laboratories recently announced the launch of AxSYM Plus, an enhanced version of its AxSYM automated immunoassay instrument system. Among the new features included in the system are advanced computer software for automatic troubleshooting, improved ergonomics, and a pressure monitoring system for determining the integrity of patient samples.

Instrument’s Capabilities

"AxSYM Plus represents our commitment to continue investing in this exceptional technology, which has had a significant impact on our customers and their ability to more efficiently manage their laboratory operations," said Thomas D. Brown, senior vice president, diagnostic operations, Abbott Laboratories.

The system combines a broad menu of tests with continuous access, random access, and stat testing capabilities. Key features of the instrument include a menu of more than 75 assays for various diseases and medical conditions including hepatitis, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), cancer, thyroid conditions, anemia, and pregnancy; full disease state panels; and multiple technologies (including microparticle enzyme immunoassay and fluorescence polarization immunoassay) for optimal test results.

In addition, AxSYM Plus offers continuous and random access testing capability for maximum operating efficiency with various workloads in the laboratory, stat testing capability with results available in as little as 11 minutes, throughput of up to 120 tests per hour, positive identification of bar code samples, touch-screen computer monitor, and the ability to track inventory and waste levels automatically.

 
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