Other products on show included the new clinical chemistry reagents, such as the unique POINTE Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) assay used for the quantitative determination of G6PD enzyme activity in blood. The G6PD test provides a specific level of G6PD deficiency severity, and hence risk of haemolytic crisis from triggering factors, in line with World Health Organisation classifications. Also, unlike other G6PD assays, which require 30 minutes of sample preparation steps, the POINTE G6PD assay needs just a single 5-minute lysing step and can be on-board lysed, reducing the time to results for G6PD activity levels in whole blood.
The G6PD assay is CE marked and can be automated on HORIBA’s Pentra C400 clinical chemistry analyser, as well as those of other manufacturers.
Also at the IBMS Congress for the first time is HORIBA’s recently introduced Cube S tube sorter. This robotic workstation can manage pre and post analytical sorting, storing and tracking of sample tubes within laboratories, enabling them to improve productivity and efficiency in their workflows.
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