Albumin (serum), Haptoglobin and Prealbumin now on SPAplus® Specialist Protein Analyser
19th October 2011
Three new assays have been added to the menu on Binding Site’s SPAplus® Specialist Protein Analyser:
1. Albumin serum
3. Prealbumin (transthyretin)SPAplus® has an expanding menu of diagnostic tests related to disease state management and clinical practice guidelines. More assays will be added during 2011 and 2012.
These assays are fully automated, easy to use and provide quantitative results to aid the investigation of kidney disease including nephrosis, cirrhosis and inflammation (albumin serum), some haemolytic diseases (haptoglobin) and nutritional status (prealbumin). The SPAplus® is ideal for Binding Site’s specialist protein assays and has been designed to bring together instrument, reagents and exceptional support.
The SPAplus® is a compact, turbidimetric platform for specialist protein testing. The fully automated system enables laboratories to maintain the quality of results and high throughput required for specialised protein assays. SPAPLUS can be placed alongside the laboratory’s main-line analysers or in other areas of the laboratory.
The modular design with intuitive Windows® based software makes the SPAplus® very easy to use. It is engineered to a high standard demonstrating excellent reliability with minimal daily, weekly and monthly maintenance procedures. Pre-programmed protocols developed and manufactured by Binding Site provide highly sensitive and reproducible results that match or have greater sensitivity than nephelometry.
These new assays complement the panel of tests currently available on SPAplus which include:
- Freelite® serum free light chain assays
- Hevylite® immunoglobulin heavy chain/light chain assays
- IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD
- IgG subclasses and IgA subclasses
- Complement C3c, C4, CH50
- Cystatin C and Beta-2 microglobulin