Brief introduction to clinical diagnostic equipment
Clinical diagnostic equipment are used to detect health and disease status markers. Some of the key measurements used by the diagnostic analyzer are:
Metabolic markers (blood chemistry) such as glucose, urea and potassium
Liver function test
Heart disease and heart attack index
Thyroid disease markers
Various blood cell counts and blood cell size
Viruses and microbial infections such as HIV or Helicobacter pylori
Immunological markers and antibodies
A series of instruments:
Central to any clinical diagnostic setting are chemical analyzer, immunoassay, test kit, and blood analyzer. Professional analyzers can be used for less commonly used analysis or for analysis that has not been automated in the main equipment. In addition, test kits can be purchased to address minor settings or smaller batches of clinical queries. Typically, these kits can use standard laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometers, as well as other equipment for ELISA.
Diagnostic analyzers come in a variety of portability, sensitivity and throughput options covering a wide range of areas of work - from large analyzers used in central service laboratories to highly portable instruments used at patient beds.
The main specifications clinical diagnosis equipment for buying:
The two biggest factors driving your decision will be the device's environment and compliance:
Research Science can use RUO (research use only) toolkits and methods to complete their measurements.
In the context of medical patient testing, FDA-approved equipment and kits for IVD are used.
Match the throughput and footprint of the instrument to the expected workload you set.
For CLIA exempted care devices, it complies with CLIA standards for equipment and personnel monitoring. According to the manufacturer's instructions and records calibration, training, storage and other provisions are the most important.
In assessing nursing equipment, consider and envisage the complexity of the training involved in using the equipment.