Siemens is launching globally the Sysmex CA-620 and CA-660 hemostasis analyzers. The CA-620 is a workhorse that does basic clotting tests, while the CA-660 is a more capable analyzer that performs chromogenic and immunoassay testing, “including the INNOVANCE Antithrombin Assay2, INNOVANCE D-Dimer Assay, and INNOVANCE VWF Ac Assay,” according to the company.
Siemens is promoting the devices primarily for moderately busy labs as well as for backup in busier environments.
Some details of the system from the press release:
Both models are fully automated, allowing labs to consolidate their hemostasis testing needs onto one random-access diagnostic platform.
Additional features of both the Sysmex CA-620 and CA-660 include a color LCD touch screen with intuitive menu options that enables efficient sample tracking and a hand-held two dimensional barcode reader for automated reading of assigned values, lot numbers and expiration dates of standards, controls and PT reagents. Furthermore, at any time during operation, STAT sample testing capabilities expedite priority testing with routine and STAT prothrombin time (PT) test results available in about seven minutes, and D-Dimer test results in approximately nine minutes.
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