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ABAXIS INC.

3240 Whipple Road

Union City, CA 94587

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Toll Free: (800) 822-2947

Website: www.abaxis.com

Changing the Way You Practice Medicine

Abaxis provides Lipid, Comprehensive Metabolic, Basic Metabolic, Hepatic, Renal, Electrolytes, Critical Care panels and more for the portable Piccolo[R] Chemistry and Electrolyte Analyzer. The panels are self-contained discs using a few drops of whole blood, serum or plasma with less than two minutes of hands on time. With built-in iQC and calibration, results are provided in a "hard copy" report suitable for the patient's files in less than thirteen minutes or transferable to an LIS. The panels are individually packaged 10 discs to a box.

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES

100 Abbott Park Rd.

Abbott Park, IL 60064-3500

Toll Free: (800) 323-9100

Website: www.abbottdiagnostics.com

ABX HEMATOLOGY

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Toll Free: (888) 903-5001

Website: www.abx.com

An emerging leader in diagnostics, ABX manufactures the smallest and most affordable hematology analyzers equipped with innovative features for unsurpassed performance and reliability. Announcing 3 NEW analyzers to include benchtop chemistry, ABX is moving in a direction that is focused on the future. Offering hematology, data management and chemistry solutions suitable for the private practice physician into the acute care hospital market.

MICROS 60--bench-top design produces a 3-part DIFFerential with 8 or 16 parameters at a rate of 60 samples/hr. from a 10[micro]L sample.

Pentra 60 series--fully automated analyzer produces a 5-part DIFFerential with 26 parameters at a rate of 60 samples/hr. Smallest CBC/DIFF sample size on the market (53[micro]L) allows direct sampling of micro-collection tubes.

Pentra 80 series--fully automated analyzer produces a 5-part DIFFerential complete with integrated touch-screen workstation, intuitive user interface, 10-rack / 100 tube capacity, and automatic rerun of abnormal samples at a rate of 80 samples/hr. Enhanced features include automated dilution ratios with an internal validation station built on Windows XP.

Pentra 120 and RETIC series--fully automated analyzer produces a 5-part DIFFerential with 26 parameters at a rate of 120 samples/hr. Configured with 38 parameters in support of superior retic measurement. DX 120 awaits marketing clearance for the USA--producing an unrivalled double differential WBC matrix; direct fluorescent NRBC enumeration and comprehensive reticulocyte information.

NOTE: The PENTRA Series of Hematology Analyzers all share in the same technology, using the same reagents, controls, and calibrators. Same results can be achieved across the line of analyzers while saving in the expense of disposables.

MICROS[TM] CRP produces both CBC and CRP analysis in less than 5 minutes from a 18[micro]L whole blood sample. Combined technology allows for a more rapid determination of viral or bacterial infection.

Pentra 400 Clinical Chemistry awaits marketing clearance for the USA. This innovative benchtop design offers precision analysis when processing up to 420 tests/hr, utilizing a combination of 52 on-board reagent positions plus an integrated ISE module--all built on Windows XP.

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AEROTEK SCIENTIFIC

7301 Parkway Drive

Hanover, MD 21076

For more information or to find the nearest office location

Toll Free: (888) AEROTEK

Fax: (410) 694-5049

E-mail: scientific@aerotek.com

Website: www.aerotekscientific.com

Aerotek Scientific specializes in the recruitment and placement of contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent medical laboratory professionals. Our industry-focused professionals have proven expertise in locating, screening and matching knowledgeable individuals with medical and scientific laboratories. Whether you are seeking entry-level or senior-level personnel, Aerotek Scientific brings you the individual or entire team of people you need to succeed.

A FEW EXAMPLES OF POSITIONS WE PLACE ARE:

* Medical Technologists

* Histotechnologists

* Cytotechnologists

* Medical Assistants

* Phlebotomists

* Specimen Processors

* Lab Assistants

NATIONWIDE COVERAGE, LOCAL SERVICE

With offices located in every major city, Aerotek Scientific has the resources to assist you. Our national presence guarantees that your staffing needs will not only receive direct local support but also national-level coordination.

At Aerotek Scientific, you can turn to an experienced team of recruiters and account managers who understand the specific demands of today's medical laboratory environment.

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ALCAN PACKAGING

PARAFILM M[R] Products

101 Merritt 7

Norwalk, CT 06856

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Phone: (203) 845-6304

Fax: (203) 845-6362

PARAFILM M[R] Laboratory Film

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* A barrier to moisture loss

* Self-sealing

* Odorless

* Calibrated for easy cutting

* Thermoplastic

* Semi-transparent

* Colorless

* Flexible

* Moldable

PARAFILMM[R] is a semi-transparent, flexible, thermoplastic, highly waterproof sheet material. It's practically colorless, odorless, tasteless and approximately .005" in thickness.

PARAFILM M's[R] unique properties make it ideal and adaptable for many important laboratory uses and techniques. It molds and seals itself tightly around test tubes, flasks--and various instruments and objects with irregular surfaces.

It is highly insensitive to moisture vapor loss and moisture absorption, yet gas permeable, to making it ideal for working with culture media.

ROLL SIZE  PACKING

2" X 250'  One Roll Per Carton
           24 Cartons Per Case
4" X 125'  One Roll Per Carton
           12 Cartons Per Case
20" X 50'  One Roll in Box
           6 Boxes Per Case
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ALLOS REFERENCE LABORATORY

Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics, Inc.

630 Clyde Court

Mountain View, CA 94043-2239

Customer Service/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 272-6278

Fax: (650) 969-2745

E-mail: info@hcdiagnostics.com

Website: www.hcdiagnostics.com

Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics' Allos Reference Laboratory is a fully licensed clinical reference laboratory dedicated to in vitro allergy testing. The lab uses Hitachi's accurate, reliable and reproducible CLA[R] ALLERGEN-SPECIFIC IgE ASSAY. Used worldwide, the optimized panels offer a range of allergens that reflect the regional or categorical prevalence of specific allergies. Using our pre-paid Federal Express[R] shipper, results are received within three working days. The Allos Reference Laboratory is an ideal alternative when internal testing facilities are not available.

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ALPHA SCIENTIFIC CORP.

PO Box 725

Southeastern, PA 19399-0725

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Toll Free: (800) 242-5989

Fax: (610) 647-7496

Website: www.Alpha-Scientific.com

ALPHA TECHNICS

1560 Orangethorpe Way

Anaheim, CA 92801

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Phone: (714) 578-9205

Fax: (714) 773-9327

E-mail: info@alphatechnics.com

Website: www.alphatechnics.com

Alpha Technics designs, develops, and markets a broad spectrum of temperature measurement devices including high accuracy temperature sensor components, sensor assemblies, digital thermometers, and precision temperature measurement systems.

TEMPERATURE VALIDATION

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Designed for technicians and QA professionals who test/verify temperatures in clinical chemistry and diagnostic instruments, the Model 3000 Digital Precision Clinical Thermometer facilitates quality standards control and critical test-report generation for audit purposes.

* Perform preventive maintenance of your clinical instrumentation; avoiding unnecessary downtime or warranty claims.

* Calibration and quality control

* Portable, hand-held, lightweight device

* Wide range of probes and accessories available

WIRELESS TEMPERATURE VALIDATION

Alpha Technics unique temperature sensor solution facilitates temperature measurement of clinical instruments sample well.

* Data logger-store and record critical data

* Test and map sample temperature performance

* Calibration and quality control

* Verify instrument specifications

* Measure temperature uniformity

TEMPERATURE SENSORS

* Glass Encapsulated--Sensors for use in high humidity and high temperature environments

* Interchangeable and Point Matched--Developed to track specific resistance temperature curve over a temperature range

* Mini and Micro Series--Small package design

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS PROFICIENCY TESTING

11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway Leawood, KS 66211-2672

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 274-7911

Fax: (913) 906-6079

Website: www.aafp.org/pt

Laboratory Proficiency Testing And Quality Assurance Program

* AAFP-PT, the physician's proficiency testing program, is a CMS approved proficiency testing program with packages that are specifically designed for the physician's lab. Proficiency testing material provides an external check of the accuracy of your lab results meeting the CLIA '88 regulatory requirements. A cost effective Quality Assurance program is now available for Waived/PPM laboratories or Point of Care testing sites.

* AAFP-PT offers online ordering, reporting, and continuing education for your convenience.

* AAFP-PT is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.[R] Program. AAFP-PT is also an approved provider for California clinical laboratory licensees under the P.A.C.E.[R] Program. Laboratory personnel can earn up to 12 Contact Hours per year by participating in our proficiency testing program and answering the continuing education questions provided by AAFP-PT with each event.

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AMERICAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS

710 Higgins Rd.

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Toll Free: (800) 275-1268

Phone: (847) 823-5169

Website: www.amtl.com

AMERIPATH ONCOLOGY

2400 Sand Lake Rd., Ste. 200

Orlando, FL 32809

Toll Free: (877) 223-7284

Fax: (508) 664-8806

Website: www.ameripathoncology.com

ANALYTICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS INC.

9058 Technology Dr.

Fishers, IN 46038

Phone: (317) 841-0458

Fax: (317) 841-3186

Website: www.analyticalcontrols.com

ANTEK HEALTHWARE

228 Business Center Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 359-0911, ext. 3

Fax: (410) 517-0331

E-mail: sales@antekhealthware.com

Website: www.antekhealthware.com

LabDAQ Laboratory Information System

The LabDAQ Laboratory Information System is the recognized market leader with 1,500+ installations. LabDA[Q.sup.3] is the latest in the continued development of Antek's laboratory software. Some of the features of LabDA[Q.sup.3] are insurance filtering, an enhanced Quality Control module, national reference lab interfaces, control export module, microbiology module, HL7 interfaces to other systems, web-based ordering and results, and expanded user-specific security for patient result information by individual panel. LabDAQ laboratories can be assured of ready access to a fully staffed technical support department dedicated to providing a superior level of service to our clients.

Help is on the Way with LabDAQ!!!

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ARUP LABORATORIES

500 Chipeta Way

Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221

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Toll Free: (800) 522-2787

Phone: (801) 583-2787

Fax: (801) 583-2712

Website: www.aruplab.com

ARUP is a full-service clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory that performs over 2,000 tests and test combinations in the following disciplines:

Clinical Pathology

* Analytic Biochemistry

* Automated Core Laboratory

* Biochemical Genetics

* Clinical Drugs of Abuse and Toxicology

* Clinical Trials

* Cytogenetics

* Endocrinology

* Fetal Maternal Screening

* Flow Cytometry

* Hematologic Flow Cytometry

* Hemostasis/Thrombosis

* Hepatitis and Retrovirus, Serologic

* Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

* Immunohematology

* Immunology--Autoimmune, Protein, Microbial

* Infectious Diseases--Bacteriology, Microbial Antigen Detection, Specialty Microbiology, Virology

* Mass Spectrometry

* Molecular Pathology--Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis/Retrovirus, Hematopathology/Genetics, Molecular Sequencing, Solid Tumors

* Special Chemistry

* Trace Elements

Anatomic Pathology

* Animal Reference

* Breast Pathology

* Cytopathology

* Dermatopathology

* FISH

* Flow Cytometry

* GI/GU Pathology

* Hematopathology

* Immunohistochemistry

* Molecular Pathology

* Neuropathology

* Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

* Pediatric Pathology

* Renal Pathology

* Surgical Pathology/Histology

Technical Capabilities:

Testing is performed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, in one location at ARUP's centralized laboratories. Technical operations are under the direct supervision of M.D. and Ph.D. specialists who are on-site daily. ARUP processes more than 20,000 specimens of blood, body fluid, and tissue biopsies per day. Rapid turnaround time is provided through ARUP's automated specimen handling process, core laboratory, and advanced instrumentation and methodologies.

Commitment to Quality

Quality is an integral part of ARUP's corporate culture, encompassing quality control, quality assurance, and continuous quality improvement. To achieve and maintain high standards, ARUP monitors over 1,000 indicator data points each month. These address the quality of ARUP's assays as well as pre- and post-analytical aspects of testing, including client services and specimen handling.

Accreditation/Licensure

ARUP maintains a current CLIA number with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, and holds all other necessary state licenses.

Consultation and Education

The University of Utah Department of Pathology formed ARUP, and clients receive expert consultation and educational services from the faculty. ARUP consultants are nationally and internationally recognized M.D.s and Ph.D.s. The ARUP Institute for Learning offers PACE, California, and ACCME credits for a broad range of continuing education opportunities for clients, colleagues, and physicians.

Business Approach

ARUP does not compete with its clients. ARUP's market focus is to perform esoteric testing that supplements the testing available in local communities. This strategy, and ARUP's management experience as a national reference laboratory and laboratory for the University of Utah Hospital, allows for the unique opportunity to support clients in the expansion and development of their new business efforts.

Information Technology

More than 83% of test orders and results are electronically transmitted through customized interfaces and PC workstations. Clients also have online access to test status and results. In addition, ARUP's Web site includes the ARUP User's Guide and ARUP's Guide to Clinical Laboratory Testing which profile ARUP's entire test menu and discuss the clinical significance and test utilization of the more esoteric tests.

Research

The ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology uses both the research expertise of university-based scientists and ARUP staff to keep at the forefront of innovative research and development. The focus of the ARUP Institute ranges from molecular diagnostics to drug monitoring to tumor markers, representing a wide scope of laboratory medicine.

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BAYER HEALTHCARE

511 Benedict Ave.

Tarrytown, NY 10591

Phone: (914) 631-8000

Fax: (914) 524-2132

Website: www.bayerdiag.com

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BBI DIAGNOSTICS

A Boston Biomedica Company

375 West Street

West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 676-1881

Phone: (508) 580-1900

Fax: (508) 580-2202

Website: www.bbii.com

BBI's Commitment to Quality

BBI Diagnostics, a Boston Biomedica company, is an ISO 13485 certified provider of QC products for use with in vitro diagnostic test kits for the detection, analysis, and monitoring of infectious diseases including HIV, HPV, West Nile Virus, Hepatitis, ToRCH, and Lyme Disease.

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ACCURUN[R] Controls

Independent run controls that enable infectious disease test kit users to track the precision of test runs, identify trends, and monitor test kit performance. ACCURUN[R] Controls are available for both immunological and nucleic acid resting methods, including HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV I, HTLV II, Hepatitis, Lyme Disease, ToRCH, EBV and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, Boston Biomedica, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has met the regulatory requirement to CE Mark more than 30 ACCURUN products under the IVD Directive.

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ACCURUN Serological Controls

BBI offers the most complete line infectious disease quality control materials for serological testing. We offer quality control panels as well as control material in single and multi-marker configurations.

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BBI Quality Control Panels

Designed to measure overall test kit performance and laboratory proficiency. BBI offers Qualification, Linearity/Sensitivity, Genotyping Panels and Performance Panels designed for use in laboratories validating nucleic acid and serological assays during design, development, validation and evaluation. BBI's QC Panels are available for retrovirus, hepatitis, STD and ToRCH markers. Each panel consists of characterized specimens and a comprehensive Data Sheet for comparative analysis.

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Custom Products and Services

We offer a range of products and services for use in the design, development and support of infectious disease test systems, including:

* Custom Controls, Calibrators and Panels for a wide range of markers

* Custom fill and labeling

* Basematrix, Serum and Plasma

* Characterized Disease State Serum and Plasma Specimens

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ACCUTYPE HIV-1 Isolates and Panels--Virus Particles and RNA

ACCUTYPE subtype material is useful for RNA assay development, especially for detecting non-B subtypes. High titer HIV virus is suitable for in vitro assays of pharmaceutical drug candidates.

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Products For West Nile Virus Testing

BBI is pleased to offer a new line of products to researchers, blood bankers and laboratorians involved with the West Nile Virus emergency. Our West Nile Virus RNA Qualification panel is formulated from whole lineage 1 (NY99) virus inactivated by heat treatment. In addition, we offer a positive (WNV NY99) and negative RNA Run Control, as well as an IgM and IgG quality control.

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ACCURUN Nucleic Acid Controls

Boston Biomedica understands the challenges and requirements of nucleic acid testing and has developed a comprehensive line of ACCURUN external run controls to suit your infectious disease testing laboratory's needs.

ACCURUN Controls are formulated from whole virus or organisms, allowing you to challenge the entire testing process, including the critical steps of lysis and extraction. ACCURUN Controls are targeted to perform with commercially available nucleic acid based test methods, Analyte Specific Reagents (ASR) and in-house developed assays.

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BBI Borrelia burgdorferi IgM and IgG Western Blot Test Kit

The BBI Borrelia burgdorferi IgM and IgG Western Blot Test Kit is intended for use in testing human serum samples that have been found positive or equivocal using a first-line test (enzyme immunoassay or immunofluorescence assay) for B. burgdorferi antibodies. The Western blot method identifies specific antibodies, and according to CDC guidelines, a supplementary test such as the Western blot should be used to provide additional information following a positive or equivocal result with the first-line Lyme test.

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BD BIOSCIENCES

2350 Qume Drive

San Jose, CA 95131

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Toll Free: (877) 232-8995

Fax: (408) 954-2347

Website: www.bdbiosciences.com

* Clinical diagnostics

* Cell analysis

* Genomics and proteomics

* Drug discovery and development

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BD DIAGNOSTICS--PREANALYTICAL SYSTEMS

1 Becton Drive

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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Toll Free: (888) 237-2762

Website: www.bd.com/vacutainer

BD Diagnostics, Preanalytical Systems is the industry pioneer and leader of the modern evacuated blood collection system, evacuated tube and needle--The Home of the BD Vacutainer[R] Brand and families of products in venous, capillary and urine collection. We are committed to identifying and helping prevent sources of preanalytical error through a combined product and service offering.

We support our BD Vacutainer[R] Family of blood and specimen products with a total system of educational materials: clinical data, training programs, and inservicing. This helps our customers provide the highest quality test results for patient diagnosis and management.

BD brings to the marketplace over 100 years of tradition and healthcare heritage as a leading manufacturer of high quality medical devices. During this time, BD has developed, manufactured and promoted an unrivaled array of safety-engineered devices for delivering medical care. BD is a medical technology company with a purpose to help all people live health lives. To find out more, please visit us at www.bd.com/vacutainer, or call 888-237-2762.

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BD Vacutainer[R] Push Button Blood Collection Set

The BD Vacutainer[R] Push Button Blood Collection Set is the only blood collection system with push-button technology. The BD Vacutainer[R] Push Button Blood Collection Set offers split-second protection for that single moment which could potentially change your life. The push-button safety mechanism instantly helps protect you from accidental needlestick injury. Its in-vein activation reduces the risk of healthcare worker exposure to a contaminated needle, provides easy activation without patient discomfort, and is ideal for use in high-risk environments. The ease of use of the BD Vacutainer[R] Push Button Blood Collection Set allows you to activate the safety-mechanism, while still focusing on the patient and the venipuncture site, and provides easier, safer blood collection for the healthcare worker, with no compromise to patient care.

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BD Vacutainer[R] Blood Transfer Device

The BD Vacutainer[R] Blood Transfer Device was designed keeping healthcare workers' safety in mind. The use of a conventional hypodermic needle and syringe to transfer venous blood to a blood collection tube or a blood culture bottle is both a dangerous procedure and an OSHA prohibited practice. The BD Vacutainer[R] Blood Transfer Device does not contain latex, and is a single use device that can reduce the risk of transfer related injuries, while maintaining the specimen integrity required for accurate disease diagnosis.

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BD Vacutainer[R] Luer-Lok[TM] Access Device

Use the BD Vacutainer[R] Luer-Lok[TM] Access Device for sterile, secure and safer specimen sampling. The BD Vacutainer[R] Luer-Lok[TM] thread is color-coded to differentiate it from other holder-based products. It does not contain latex, and is compatible with a female luer connection or needleless I.V. port designed for luer lock access. It can also be used to transfer urine from a foley catheter with an integrated luer-activation site.

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BD MEDICAL--MEDICAL SURGICAL SYSTEMS

1 Becton Dr. Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Toll Free: (888) 237-2762

Website: www.bd.com

BECKMAN COULTER

200 South Kraemer Blvd.

Brea, CA 91821

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Toll Free: (800) 526-3821

Website: www.beckmancoulter.com

Solutions to the Diagnostic Challenges of Today.

In your struggle to manage the demands of today's diagnostic laboratories, Beckman Coulter can help. Our innovative systems--instruments, reagents, applications, software and supplies--help simplify and automate lab processes to improve your productivity. We help you do more, in less time, with greater levels of automation, at a lower overall cost.

From choosing the right systems for your laboratory's specific needs, to keeping those systems running smoothly and cost-effectively over time, Beckman Coulter provides all the support your laboratory needs.

Flow Cytometry

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From discovery to diagnosis, Beckman Coulter simplifies and automates processes in the flow cytometry laboratory. Our hardware, software and reagents have been developed to ensure samples are handled, and results are derived from the most efficient ways possible. Combined with our high quality support network, we help maximize your laboratory's uptime.

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General Chemistry

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Today's SYNCHRON LX[R]i 725 and LX20 PRO can help your lab achieve even higher levels of productivity. The LXi 725 integrates chemistry and immunoassay testing and offers 65 reagents on board; all without compromising the system's impressive STAT speed. Both the LXi 725 and LX20 PRO offer a feature you won't find on any other chemistry analyzer--closed tube sampling (CTS). CTS enhances efficiency, reduces the potential for repetitive motion injuries, and saves your laboratory time--reducing overall costs.

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Hematology

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To help you simplify and automate the sample analysis process, Beckman Coulter continues to lead new product innovations including state-of-the-art hardware, software and highly efficient reagents, calibrators and controls. Combined with our unsurpassed reputation for service excellence, you have it all: results, support and performance you can count on.

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Hemostasis

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Beckman Coulter's wide selection of easy-to-use, fully-automated coagulation analyzers and extensive test menu--including D-Dimer, Free Protein S. APCR-V Leiden and Von Willebrand--are backed by our high-quality service and support to keep your laboratory running efficiently. Plus, we offer HemosIL*, which combines the best of Hemoliance* and IL Test* reagents for routine and specialty testing.

*HemosIL, Hemoliance and IL. Test are trademarks of Instrumentation Laboratory.

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Immunodiagnostics

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When you are challenged to do more with fewer resources, Beckman Coulter has the immunodiagnostics systems--and menu--to help your lab maximize efficiency and test accuracy. From the high-throughput UniCel[R] DxI 800, which processes up to 400 immunoassays per hour, to the user-friendly Access[R] 2, these systems all use the same reagents and assay protocols to deliver consistent patient results no matter which platform performs the test. The systems feature simplified operator interfaces, labor-saving automation, and quality assays such as Hybritech[TM] PSA, free PSA and AccuTnI[TM].

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Lab Automation

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Simplified, automation systems help eliminate tedious, manual processes in your laboratory, regardless of its size. Beckman Coulter's innovative approach allows your lab to take advantage of the benefits of automation in incremental, flexible and integrated steps that make the most impact on your productivity.

Every test is a small part of a bigger picture. By evaluating the entire process, we help you find ways to drive costs and time out of that process. Our scalable, open automation solutions help you simplify and automate laboratory processes to improve productivity in a measurable way. It all starts with our unique LAB IQ laboratory process analysis.

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THE BINDING SITE INC.

5889 Oberlin Drive #101

San Diego, CA 92121

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Toll Free: (800) 633-4484

Fax: (858) 453-9189

E-mail: info@thebindingsite.com

Website: www.bindingsite.co.uk

FREELITE[TM] ASSAYS

* For quantitation of free light chains in serum and unconcentrated urine as an aid in the diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma. Nephelometric and Turbidimetric assays available.

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HUMAN IgG SUBCLASS KITS

* Nephelometric and Turbidimetric kits

* Single Dilution RID kits

* ELISA kits

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ANTIGEN SPECIFIC ELISA

* To measure functional activity of IgG and IgG1/IgG2 against T. toxoid, S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae and Diphtheria.

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MININEPH[TM] PROTEIN ANALYZER

* Latex and regular assays

* Swipe card calibration

* Results in minutes

* Immunoglobulins, IgG Subclasses, Complement Components, CRP, ASO, RF, Prealbumin and other proteins.

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RADIAL IMMUNODIFFUSION KITS

* IgG, A, M, D, E, B-2M, Alpha-2-Macroglobulin, CRP, Kappa, Lambda and Secretory IgA.

* Transferrin, Haptoglobin, Alpha-1-anti-trypsin, Antithrombin III, Orosomucoid, Albumin, Prealbumin, Fibronectin, Apolipoprotein Al and Apolipoprotein B.

* Factor V, VIII, X, XIII, Protein S, Kininogen, Plasminogen, Prothrombin, Fibrinogen.

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COMPLEMENT COMPONENT RID KITS

* For Cl inactivator, Clq, Clr, C2, C3c, C3d, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, Factor B, Factor H, Factor I. Total Hemolytic Complement.

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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

* Immunofluorescence kits for ANA

* HEp-2, Rat, Mouse and ANCA kits, slides and reagents

* Monkey/Human IFA reagents

* Crithidia kits and reagents

* Full range of positive controls

* EIA kits including: ANA Screen, ENA Screen, ENA Typing, dsDNA, MPO, PR3, GBM, Thyroglobulin, TPO, Gliadin, Cardiolipin, Tissue Transglutaminase and B-2GP1

* C1q CIC, Phosphatidyl Serine, P. Inositol, Phosphatidic acid, ASCA, Histone, RF

* HEp-2 and Tissue Atlas

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INFECTIOUS DISEASE

* EIA kits for: ToRCH, EBV, VZV, Mycoplasma, Measles, Mumps, H. pylori, Lyme, Legionella, Chlamydia, Syphilis

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DSX[TM] ELISA SYSTEM

* Fully automated 4-Plate Elisa Processor

* Modular design

* Up to 4 incubators plus ambient

* Bar code reader

* Truly open system

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IMMUNOFIXATION KITS

* Standard 6 lane kits including control plus gels, antisera, templates available separately

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STANDARDS

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BIO-MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORP.

10 Halstead Road

Mendham, NJ 07945

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 543-7427 For Orders

Phone: (973) 543-7434

Fax: (973) 543-7497

Specimen Transport Tubes and Containers

* Transport Stabilized Tubes and Containers for off-site collection of Urinalysis and Urine Culture specimens from clinics, doctor's offices, and nursing homes.

Rapid Screening Tests

* One-Step Tests for Pregnancy (hCG), LH (Ovulation), FSH.

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* Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, TB, H. pylori, Syphilis, HIV, GC, Malaria, Dengue, Strep A, Strep B. Chlamydia/GC.

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BIO-RAD LABORATORIES

CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS GROUP

4000 Alfred Nobel Drive

Hercules, CA 94547

Ordering/Pricing Information

Toll Free: (800) 2BIORAD

Fax: (510) 741-6373

Technical Service for QC Program

Toll Free: (800) 854-6737

Website: www.bio-rad.com

Bio-Rad provides a full range of instrumentation, reagent kits, software and quality control systems to clinical laboratories throughout the world. Bio-Rad products are designed to help the laboratory deliver the highest quality clinical results while controlling costs and streamlining workflow.

Rely on Bio-Rad for dependable, quality products in these key laboratory applications:

AUTOIMMUNE PRODUCTS

Microplate EIA Format:

* ANA

* Anti-dsDNA

* Anti-ssDNA

* Anti-Sm

* Anti-Sm-RNP

* Anti-SS-A/Ro

* Anti-SS-B/La

* Anti-Scl-70

* Anti-Centromere

* Anti-Histone

* Anti-MPO (p-ANCA)

* Anti-PR3 (c-ANCA)

* Anti-GBM

* Anti-Mitochondrial

* Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase

* Anti-Thyroglobulin

* Anti-Cardiolipin

* Anti-[beta]2GPI

* Anti-Jo-1

* ENA Screen

* ENA Profile

IFA Slide Kits:

* HEp-2

* Mouse Kidney

* Mouse Stomach Kidney

* Crithidia luciliae

* ANCA

Automation:

* PhD[TM] System IFA/EIA Processor

Educational Resources for Autoimmune Testing:

* Autoimmune CD

* Autoimmune Training Seminars

* Autoimmune Atlas[TM]

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BLOOD VIRUS PRODUCTS

HIV Tests:

* HIV-1 rLAV EIA

* HIV-1 Western blot

* HIV-2 EIA

* HIV-1/HIV-2 Plus O EIA

Hepatitis Tests:

* HBsAg EIA

* HBsAg Confirmation

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CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY PRODUCTS

Latex Agglutination Tests:

* Staphylococcus

Immunofluorescence Tests:

* Legionella

* Pneumocystis

* HSV

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DIABETES MONITORING

Automated Hemoglobin Analysis:

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* VARIANT[TM] II Hemoglobin Testing System

* VARIANT[TM] Hemoglobin Testing System

* D-10[TM] Hemoglobin Testing System

* Micromat[TM] II for point-of-care testing

Assay Kits and Accessories for:

* Hemoglobin Alc testing

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GENETIC DISORDERS AND NEWBORN SCREENING

Automated Abnormal Hemoglobin Analysis:

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* VARIANT[TM] II Hemoglobin Testing System

* VARIANT[TM] II Beta Thal Short Assay

* VARIANT[TM] Hemoglobin Testing System

* Variant Online Library[TM]

* VARIANT[TM] Beta Thal Short Assay

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* VARIANT[TM] Hemoglobinopathy Assay

* VARIANT[TM] Sickle Cell Short Assay

* VDMS[TM] 2000 Software

* VARIANT[TM] Library of Abnormal Hemoglobins

Nucleic Acid Testing:

* mDx Analyte Specific Reagents

Hemoglobinopathies*[dagger]

Hereditary Hemochromatosis*

Newborn Screening:

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* VARIANT[TM] Sickle Cell Short Assay

* VDMS[TM] 2000 Software

* Quantase[TM] Microplate Assays

TSH*

Total Galactose

Galactose 1-phosphate uridyl transferase (GALT)

PKU

G6PD*

17 [alpha]-hydroxyprogesterone

Immunoreactive trypsin*

Biotinidase*

Leucine*

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INFECTIOUS DISEASE PRODUCTS

STDS:

* Syphilis Tests:

Syphilis IgG EIA

* Chlamydia Tests:

Chlamydia EIA

Chlamydia DFA

Culture Confirmation

Amplichek[TM] CT/GC Controls

* Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) DFA:

HSV Type 1 & 2 DFA

* Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgG EIA

Congenital:

* Rubella Tests:

Rubella IgG EIA

Rubella IgM EIA

* Toxoplasmosis:

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* Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Tests:

CMV IgM EIA

CMV IgG EIA

* Pediatric:

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) EIA

Rotavirus EIA

VZV IgG EIA

Mumps IgG EIA

Measles IgG EIA

Opportunistic:

* Pneumocystis IFA

* Aspergillus EIA

Others:

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* Lyme Disease EIA

* EBV--VCA IgG EIA

* EBV--VCA IgM EIA

* EBNA IgG EIA

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INFORMATICS FOR THE CLINICAL LABORATORY

* CSN[TM] Internet-Based Communication Network

* CDM[TM] Clinical Data Management Software

* QC OnCall[TM] Quality Control Data Management Software Program

* QCNet[TM] Internet-Based Quality Control

* UNITY[TM] Interlaboratory Program

* Instrument/LIS Interface Solutions

Instrumentation/Software:

* Evolis[TM] Microplate Analyzer

* PhD[TM] System IFA/EIA Processor

* Hamilton 1200 AT

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* Microplate Washers

* Microplate Readers

* Microplate Incubators

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SPECIAL CHEMISTRY

Assay Kits (HPLC and/or Column Tests) for:

* Catecholamine and Metanephrine Analysis

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THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING AND TOXICOLOGY

Rapid Test:

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Assay Kits for:

* %CDT Testing for identification of heavy alcohol consumption

*Not available in the U.S.

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QUALITY CONTROL DATA MANAGEMENT

Bio-Rad Laboratories is a worldwide leader in quality control management systems for the clinical laboratory. Our quality control management system provides useable, decision-making information to monitor the performance and precision of your testing systems. The Bio-Rad Quality System encompasses the following: (1) Over 120 different control products to monitor more than 400 tests; (2) Our innovative QC OnCall[TM] QC data management software, which allows run-by-run evaluation of test performance; (3) Comprehensive UNITY management reports, which provide managers with an easy overview of interlaboratory performance comparisons based on data collected from thousands of laboratories worldwide; (4) External quality assessment programs; (5) A skilled technical service department, which provides assistance in troubleshooting and other customer inquiries; (6) Accredited continuing education QC seminars held around the world.

Data Management Solutions:

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* Affiliated Reports

* Worldwide Reports

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* UNITY-POST[TM]

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* QC Workbook

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AUTOIMMUNE CONTROLS

Liquichek[TM] Controls for Anti-RNP, Anti-Sm, Anti-SS-A, Anti-SS-B, Anti-Scl-70, Anti-nDNA, anti-Mitochondrial and Smooth Muscle. Liquichek[TM] ANA Controls for IFA pattern procedures also available.

CARDIAC MARKERS CONTROLS

Cardiac Markers Control, Cardiac Markers Control LT with proBNP, CK/LD Isoenzyme Control, Homocysteine Control

COAGULATION AND HEMATOLOGY CONTROLS

Coagulation Control, Hemostasis Control, D-dimer Control, Hematology-16 and 16T Controls (3-part differential analyzers), Hematology Control (A) for Abbott 5-part differential analyzers, Hematology Control (C) for Beckman-Coulter 5-part differential analyzers. Hematology-20T Control for Sysmex NE analyzers, Sedimentation Rate Control and Reticulocyte Control

DIABETES/HEMOGLOBINOPATHY CONTROLS

Diabetes Control, Meter Trax[TM] Control, Hemoglobin A2 Control and Hemoglobin A1C Linearity Set

DRUGS-OF-ABUSE CONTROLS

Blind Performance Specimens, DAU 3, 4 Controls, REMEDi Control, Urine Toxicology Control(Lyophilized), Urine Toxicology Controls (Levels S1, S2, S1E, S2E, S3, S1 Low Opiate, S2 Low Opiate, S1E Low Opiate, S2E Low Opiate), Urine Toxicology Controls (Levels C1, C2, C3, C4, C2 Low Opiate, C3 Low Opiate), Urine Toxicology Negative Control, Qualitative Urine Toxicology Control

IMMUNOASSAY CONTROLS

Anemia Control, Fertility Control Serum, Hypertension Markers Control, Immunoassay Plus Controls (Liquid and Lyophilized), Maternal Serum Control, Tumor Marker Control

IMMUNOLOGY/PROTEIN CONTROLS

Immunology Control, Immunology Plus Control, Rheumatoid Factor Control, Spinal Fluid Control

NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE AND CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS CONTROLS

Amplichek[TM] Swab CT/GC Amplified, Amplichek[TM] Swab CT/GC Non-Amplified and Amplichek[TM] Urine CT/GC Controls

RESPIRATORY CONTROLS

Blood Gas Control, Blood Gas Plus E Control, Blood Gas Plus E Level 4 Control, Blood Gas Plus EGL Control, Blood Gas Plus CO-Oximeter Controls (Bayer, IL, IL Synthesis, Radiometer)

SEROCONVERSION AND ANTIGEN PANELS

Liquichek[TM] HIV-1, Seroconversion and Antigen Panels, Hepatitis B Virus Seroconversion Panels, Hepatitis C Virus Seroconversion Panels, Hepatitis A Virus Seroconversion Panels, Cytomegalovirus Seroconversion Panels, Rubella Seroconversion Panels and Rubeola Seroconversion Panels

SEROLOGY CONTROLS

ToRCH Plus Controls

SERUM CHEMISTRY CONTROLS

Assayed Chemistry Control (Lyophilized), Lipids Control, Liquid Multiqual[R] Controls (Assayed and Unassayed), Pediatric Control, Unassayed Chemistry Controls (Liquid and Lyophilized)

SPECIALTY CONTROLS

Endocrine Control, Ethanol/Ammonia Control, Serum Volatiles Control, Urine Bone Markers Control, Urine Metals Control, Whole Blood Metals Control, Whole Blood Control, Whole Blood Volatiles Control

THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING CONTROLS

Benzo/TCA Controls, Drug-Free Serum, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Controls (Liquid and Lyophilized)

URINALYSIS/URINE CHEMISTRY CONTROLS

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BIOMED DIAGNOSTICS

1388 Antelope Rd.

White City, OR 97503

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Toll Free: (800) 964-6466

Phone: (541) 830-3000

Fax: (541) 830-3001

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Website: www.biomeddiagnostics.com

Diagnostic Kit for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis.

Easy To Use:

* Decreased labor time--wet mount and culture are combined into one test. Yeast and clue cells are detectable.

* TV viability up to 48 hours during transport. InPouch TV is compact and non-breakable.

* 15 month shelf life at room temperature.

Competitive Performance:

* Considered the "Composite Reference Standard," the InPouch TV showed 99% sensitive compared to the Genzyme OSOM Rapid Test at 83% (ref: Genzyme Product insert).

* Addition studies show 23% to 57% more sensitive than Diamonds or Tricosel.

* InPouch TV kit can detect a single trichomonad and is 10 times more sensitive than wet mount.

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BIOMERIEUX INC.

100 Rodolphe Street

Durham, NC 27712

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BIOTECX LABORATORIES INC.

6023 South Loop East

Houston, TX 77033

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 535-6286

Phone: (713) 643-0606

Fax: (713) 643-3143

E-mail: biotecx@aol.com

Website: www.biotecx.com

ELISA KITS: ANA, ds anti-DNA, Rubella IgG and IgM, Measles IgG and IgM, CMV IgG and IgM, Toxo IgG and IgM, Herpes 1 and 2 IgG and IgM, H. Pylori, IgA, IgG and IgM, EBV IgG and IgM, Thyroglobulin, T4, T3, [T.sub.3] Uptake, TSH, LH, FSH, Prolactin, [beta]-HCG and Unconjugated Estriol.

ELISA REAGENTS: Liquid Substrates for pNPP and TMB. Dilutents for Alkaline Phosphatase and HRP based conjugates.

IMMUNOLOGY: T-Cell, B-Cell and CD4/CD8 separation kits for Human, Mouse, Rat, Cat and Dog.

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY REAGENTS: Isolation of RNA, mRNA, and DNA.

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THE BLOOD CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES

Mail:

P.O. Box 2178

Milwaukee, WI 53201-2178

Location:

638 N. 18 St.

Milwaukee, WI 53233-2121

Ordering/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 245-3117

Phone: (414) 937-6250

Fax: (414) 937-6202

E-mail: labinfo@bcsew.edu

Website: www.bloodcenter.com

The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that has performed esoteric reference testing since 1947.

The hallmark of its laboratories is innovation in translating scientific discovery to diagnostic testing.

Areas of expertise include:

* bcr-abl Quantitative Analysis

* Engraftment Assessment for Transplant

* Genetic Disease Testing

* Hemostasis

* Histocompatibility

* Platelet and Neutrophil Antibody

* von Willebrand Disease

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BRANAN MEDICAL CORPORATION

10015 Muirlands Rd, Suite F

Irvine, CA 92618

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Phone: (949) 598-7166

Fax: (949) 598-7167

E-mail: info@brananmedical.com

Website: www.brananmedical.com

Manufacturer of innovative and premium quality drugs of abuse test products including Fastect[R] dipsticks, Monitect[R] cassettes, QuickTox[TM] dipcards, ToxCup[TM] test cups, Intect[R] 7 urine adulteration tests and Oratect[TM] one-step saliva test. Integrated adulteration tests are available in all cassette, dipcard and test cup products. All products are manufactured in a FDA licensed, ISO certified facility under Quality System Regulation in the US.

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BRINKMANN INSTRUMENTS

One Cantiague Rd.

Westbury, NY 11590-0207

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 645-3050

Fax: (516) 334-7506

Website: www.brinkmann.com

BULBTRONICS, INC.

45 Banfi Plaza N

Farmindgale, NY 11735

Ordering/Price Information

Toll Free: (800) 624-2852

Phone: (631) 249-2272

Fax: (631) 249-7989

E-mail: marketing@bulbtronics.com

Website: www.bulbtronics.com

* Bulbs, lamps, batteries

* Replacements for medical/scientific equipment and instrumentation

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CARDINAL HEALTH INC.

1300 Waukegan Rd.

McGaw Park, IL 60085

Toll Free: (800) 766-0706

Phone: 847-473-1500

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CARGILLE LABORATORIES

55 Commerce Rd.

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Phone: (973) 239-6633

Fax: (973) 239-6096

Website: www.cargille.com

CAROLINA CHEMISTRIES

451 W. Lambert Rd

Suite 207

Brea, CA 92821

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Toll Free: (800) 471-7272

Fax: (714) 529-7170

E-mail: contactus@carolinachemistries.com

Website: www.carolinachemistries.com

Carolina Chemistries offers barcoded reagent kits for Synchron CX/LX chemistry analyzers, refurbished CX7 and CX5CE instruments, and 24 hour in-lab service response. Carolina offers over 100 different CX/LX reagents plus unique tests kits for Homocysteine, ssCRP, Lp(a), HbA1c, and Drugs of Abuse for all open chemistry analyzers.

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CERNER CORPORATION

2800 Rockcreek Pkwy.

Kansas City, MO 64117

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Contact: Angela Betts

Phone: (816) 201-2771

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CLINIQA CORPORATION

1432 South Mission Road

Fallbrook, CA 92028

Customer Service

Toll Free: (800) 728-5205

Fax: (760) 736-3773

Sales & Technical Support

Toll Free: (800) 728-9558

Fax: (760) 728-5205

E-mail: info@cliniqa.com

Website: www.cliniqa.com

Get Linear and Get Control with CLINIQA's ImmuTROL[R] and LiniCAL[R]

CLINIQA's new Liquid-QC[TM] products deliver "True Liquid Control Technology" providing 2 to 3 year stability in liquid form at 2-8[degrees]C.

CLINIQA is a major supplier of critical raw materials, controls and calibrators to diagnostics companies and hospitals worldwide. CLINIQA utilizes proprietary liquid stabilization technology incorporated into a line of liquid stable controls, calibrators and products for CLIA linearity verification.

ImmuTROL[R] is a 23 constituent tri-level control. Values are assigned for analyzers from Beckman Coulter, Dade Behring and Olympus. LiniCAL[R] Calibration Verifiers are intended for use in the clinical laboratory to objectively verify calibration and/or assess linearity to monitor the manufacturer's reportable range. LiniCAL[R] Calibration Verifiers for Beckman Coulter Synchron[R] and Olympus AU[R] Systems are designed to challenge the dynamic ranges for the respective analyzers. Five targeted levels of assayed material include: General Chemistry, Bilirubin*, Enzymes Esoterics, ImmunoProteins, Lipids, RF & CRP, TDMs*, Uric Acid and Urine Chemistry*.

New Liquid-QC[TM] Products

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Liquid QC[TM] Tumor Marker Control

* 510K approved for IVD use

* 24 months stability at 2-8[degrees]C

* 14 analytes

* Available in bulk, vials and finished kits

Liquid QC[TM] Cardiac Marker Control

* 510K approved for IVD use

* 24 months stability at 2-8[degrees]C

* Includes CK-MB, HCG, hsCRP, Digoxin, Myoglobin, Troponin I, Troponin T

* Available in vials and finished kits

CLINIQA specializes in meeting outsourcing requirements by providing a complete range of OEM services, including bulk custom formulations with filling and packaging options.

Biochemicals for IVD Use

Bulk Enzymes, Antibodies, Antigens, Blood Products, Proteins, Polyclonal Antisera, Disease State and High Titer Plasmas

Liquid-QC[TM] Coming Soon:

Liquid QC[TM] TDM Control

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* 22 analytes

Liquid QC[TM] Lipid Control

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* Include ApoA1, ApoB, CHOL, HDL, LDL, TG

Dry QC[TM] General Chemistry Control

* 36 months stability at 2-8[degrees]C

* 89 analytes

*Pending FDA Approval

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dba Custom Comfort

165 Mingo Trail

Longwood, FL 32750

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Toll Free: (800) 749-0933

Phone: (407) 332-0062

Fax: (800) 842-7718

E-mail: info@customcomfort.com

Website: www.customcomfort.com

Custom Comfort is the leading manufacturer and distributor of lab furniture and phlebotomy supplies in the Medical Industry. Visit our website for prices or call us for a catalog.

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DADE BEHRING INC.

1717 Deerfield Road

Deerfield, IL 60015-0778

Dade Behring Holding GmbH

European Headquarters

Hochster Strasse 92

D 65835 Liederbach, Germany

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information:

Toll Free: (800) 242-DADE

Phone: 49 (69) 305-83750 (Germany)

Website: www.dadebehring.com

Chemistry Analyzers

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Dimension[R] RxL Max[R] Integrated Chemistry System

Dade Behring's Dimension[R] RxL Max[R] integrated chemistry system provides the maximum in workstation consolidation and resulting cost savings by performing over 90 percent of all chemistry testing. An extensive menu provides more answers and more options from one tube on one instrument to streamline workflow. There are over 80 methods and still growing! Included are routine chemistries, immunoassays, specialty chemistries, cardiacs, STATs, drugs of abuse, TDMs, and endocrinology. Simultaneous processing of chemistries and immunoassays assure fast TAT for most commonly ordered panels. The Reagent Management System module increases on-board reagent capacity from 44 Flex[TM] reagent cartridges on board to 88.

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Dimension[R] Xpand[R] Integrated Chemistry System

The Dimension[R] Xpand[R] integrated chemistry system is the first consolidated, low-volume workstation to offer an extensive menu and enhancements which, until now, had only been available on higher-volume platforms. A model of innovation and integration, the Dimension[R] Xpand[R] system features state-of-the-art Dimension[R] technology, specifically tailored for the lower-volume testing environment, in a flexible, affordable, easy-to-use system to give you more of what you want.

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Stratus[R] Acute Care[TM] Diagnostic System

The Stratus[R] Acute Care[TM] Diagnstic System provides cardiac-marker technology that addresses the need for fast, efficient diagnosis of AMI and risk stratification to improve patient outcomes. The Stratus[R] CS analyzer provides STAT quantitative cardiac marker results from whole blood in as little as 14 minutes for myoglobin, cardiac troponin-I, CK-MB, BhCG and d-dimer. NT-pro BNP pending FDA clearance.

Acute Care[TM] Cardiac Troponin-I (cTnl) offers improved cardiac specificity versus CK-MB.

Acute Care[TM] cTnl elevates to clinically significant levels over a time period of 4-8 hours following onset of chest pain and remains elevated for five to nine days post-infarction. This temporal pattern eliminates the need for total CK, CK-MB, and LD isoenzymes. Additionally, Acute Care[TM] cTnl does not become elevated in complex clinical situations such as chronic renal failure and acute muscle injury.

Acute Care[TM] Myoglobin is an early marker for detection of myocardial injury. Acute Care[TM] Myoglobin can aid in ruling out MI in the absence of skeletal muscle trauma or other factors associated with a noncardiac-related increase in serum myoglobin.

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Hemostasis Systems

Dade Behring is a global leader in hemostasis reagents and controls, marketing a complete line of core products for performing prothrombin times (PT), activated partial thromboplastin times (aPTT) and fibrinogen assays (Fbg). The company also offers Innovin[R] recombinant human tissue factor reagent for PT testing with an ISI value targeted at 1.0. Specialty products include chromogenics, factor deficient plasmas, fibrinolytic assays and specialty calibrators/controls and a portfolio of D-dimer assays from automated Advanced D-dimer to the manual SimpliRED[R] assay, to assist in the diagnosis of DVT and PE.

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PFA-100[R] In Vitro Diagnostic System

The PFA-100[R] analyzer is an in vitro test system capable of detecting platelet dysfunction in a whole-blood sample. The system, composed of the PFA-100[R] instrument and disposable test cartridges, emulates a damaged blood vessel to analyze the function of platelets in primary hemostasis. The test cartridges used with the system are available with collagen/epinephrine for distinguishing normal from abnormal platelet function and with collagen/ADP to subsequently identify aspirin use. The system is easy to use and allows for the automated assessment of platelet function.

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BCS[R] Analyzer

The BCS[R] high throughput coagulation system offers complete random access and very low maintenance for clotting, chromogenic, immunologic and agglutination assays. A menu-driven, mouse-operated program offers quick access to routine panels, as well as continuous access for rapid STAT testing, including Dade Behring's Advanced D-dimer automated assay. Bar code technology is available to reduce sample handing errors and increase speed of processing samples. User-defined panels and open programming allow the system to be tailored to your laboratory's needs. Up to 350 tests/hour can be performed, with all pipetting, dilutions and calculations performed automatically. Dade Behring has eliminated costly changes of tubing by employing its proven positive displacement technology. To simplify scheduling of other lab tasks, the instrument displays the time until measurement completion, and monitors all on-board inventory. Other timesaving benefits include opto-mechanical measurement to detect even weak clots and turbid samples, and continuous access and loading of consumables.

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Sysmex[R] CA-7000 Analyzer

Built for speed, the Sysmex[R] CA-7000 Analyzer is the largest member of the family of coagulation analyzers offered by Dade Behring. It is a fully automated analyzer with high performance capability for use in large-scale laboratories. The Sysmex[R] CA-7000 Analyzer measures 550 results/hour when testing PT and aPTT simultaneously. This fast throughput allows for efficient workflow processing and results every 7 seconds. The cap-piercing option reduces pre-analytical processing time, increasing technologists' productivity. The Sysmex[R] CA-7000 Analyzer provides the latest technology in clotting, chromogenic and immunologic methodologies utilizing complete random access capabilities, while employing the ease and simplicity of touch screen operation.

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Sysmex[R] CA-1500 Automated Coagulation Analyzer

The Sysmex[R] CA-1500 is the newest automated coagulation analyzer offered by Dade Behring Hemostasis. The benchtop CA-1500, designed for mid-volume coagulation laboratories, offers flexibility to perform clotting, chromogenic, or immunological tests. Timesaving features include simultaneous calibration and routing analysis, automatic QC at user-programmed intervals, and up to 3 identical vials of reagent on board for high volume parameters. The CA-1500 increases lab and result safety with second generation cap piercing, barcoded patients and reagents*, and user definable auto repeat, redilution, and reflexive testing. Additionally, the CA-1500 is designed to adapt easily into laboratory automation systems.

* Reagent barcode reader under development.

Advanced D-Dimer Assay is a latex-enhanced turbidimetric test for the quantitative determination of fibrin degradation products containing D-Dimer. Elevated levels of D-Dimers are indicative of the presence of a clot and have been reported in deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Results are available in approximately seven minutes, enabling timely and efficient diagnosis and management of thrombosis.

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Sysmex[R] CA-560 Coagulation Analyzer

The Sysmex[R] CA-560 Analyzer is the newest automated analyzer offered by Dade Behring Hemostasis. It features automated clotting, chromogenic and immunologic detection capabilities available in complete random access. Designed for lower volume laboratories, these onboard methodologies allow even the smallest labs to offer specialty testing including heparin anti-Xa or quantitative D-Dimer.

Despite its small footprint, it is loaded with features found in larger systems. Low maintenance, micro reagent volumes, single testing, and touch screen simplicity make the Sysmex[R] CA-560 Analyzer economical and truly easy to operate.

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MicroScan[R] Microbiology Systems

Exclusively focused on Identification and Antimicrobic Susceptibility Testing (ID/AST), MicroScan offers unmatched experience, expertise and technical support to equip your microbiology laboratory for optimal performance. The WalkAway[R] SI Systems automate more than 90 percent of rapid and conventional overnight microbiology testing, while the autoSCAN[R]-4 System simplifies and standardizes conventional panel interpretation. Recent additions to our portfolio illustrate our ongoing commitment to the proactive development and introduction of significant advancements in this important field. Our LabPro Information Manager streamlines data management for enhanced workflow integration, and the new LabPro Alert software automates the detection of atypical ID and AST results, enabling you to tailor a program vital to the needs of your microbiology lab. MicroScan panels feature a broad, up-to-date antimicrobic menu, reliable bacterial identification and growth-based, non-ID-dependent susceptibility testing for the detection of emerging and low-level resistance. We offer conventional overnight, rapid and specialty panels, including MICroSTREP plus[R] and ES[beta]L plus[TM] panels to support your testing needs.

MicroScan[R] Microbiology Systems provide accurate and actionable information to maximize the laboratory's contribution to quality patient care.

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Syva[R] Products

Syva products include the world's leading commercial screening assays to detect drugs of abuse in urine. The EMIT[R] technology is the most widely used and scientifically documented technology available. EMIT[R] Drugs of Abuse Testing (DAT) assays have the highest level of judicial acceptance available, being recognized as reliable in dozens of court decisions, all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Emit[R] d.a.u.[R] qualitative assays, intended for use on the ETS[R] PLUS system, are the best known assays in the industry. Their reliability has been documented in dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles. The accuracy of these tests has been accepted in nearly 200 court decisions.

The V-Twin[TM] Drug Testing System, distributed by Dade Behring--the next generation in drug testing diagnostics. Designed as a twin unit, this new analyzer incorporates its own backup system with optimal throughput. Hardware and software are both specifically fine-tuned to maximize the performance of our gold standard Syva[R] Emit[R] reagents.

*Manufactured by Vital Scientific NV

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Plasma Protein Analysis

As a global leader in plasma protein determinations, Dade Behring has developed a broad menu of assays and a full range of instruments to fulfill the needs of any size laboratory--from a single physician office or extended care laboratory throughout integrated healthcare networks.

Since 1901, the company has been committed to continual research and development in plasma protein analysis, resulting in a range of fully automared, cost-effective instrumentation and over 40 different assays and 60 assay protocols, including CardioPhase[TM] bsCRP and Cystatin C.

Building on generations of technological advancements, the BN ProSpec[R] System combines efficient workflow with cost-effective determinations for laboratories with test volumes in the low-to-medium range. The BN[TM]II system combines reliability with performance for medium- to high-test volume laboratories, and the user-friendly BN[TM] 100 System is a well-established, reliable instrument with a wide range of parameters for lower test volume laboratories.

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DATA INNOVATIONS, INC.

120 Kimball Avenue, Suite 100

South Burlington, VT 05403

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Phone: (802) 264-3470

Fax: (802) 658-2782

E-mail: sales@datainnovations.com

Website: www.datainnovations.com

Data Innovations is the world leader in medical instrument interfacing solutions and offers the most complete clinical laboratory data management system on the market today. INSTRUMENT MANAGER[TM] allows laboratories to meet the increasing demands of greater volume, decreased turnaround time, improved data quality, labor shortages, tightening budgets and more.

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Color-coded "forms-on-a-label," with an automatic duplicate, create a unique patient documentation system.

* Makes documentation compliance automatic!

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DIAGNOSTIC CHEMICALS LIMITED

160 Christian Street

Oxford, CT 06478

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Phone: (203) 881-2020

Fax: (203) 888-1143

Website: www.dclchem.com

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Since our inception in 1970, DCL remains dedicated to the manufacturing of medical diagnostic products, specialty chemicals and enzymes used in the Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical and Life Science markets.

* Clinical Chemistry

* Immunoassay

* Point-Of-Care

* Veterinary Testing

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DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS CORPORATION

5700 West 96th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 444-5757

Phone: (310) 645-8200

Fax: (310) 642-0192

Website: www.dpcweb.com

DPC is the leading independent manufacturer of advanced automated immunoassay instrumentation and over 400 immunoassay products* in several kit formats. The tests are used to diagnosis and manage a wide variety of medical conditions.

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The IMMULITE[R] 1000, a continuous random access, chemiluminescent immunoassay system, is designed for ease of use, reliability, high performance and fully integrated operation. With nearly 100 kits, 75 of which are cleared for marketing in the US, the IMMULITE 1000 offers the most extensive menu of assays* available on any single immunoassay platform, covering routine, esoteric and STAT assays. The breadth of menu on the IMMULITE 1000 provides an opportunity for true consolidation of all tests for a given patient on one analyzer, resulting in cost-savings and improved laboratory efficiency. Full system and menu details can be found on DPC's website--www.dpcweb.com.

* Check with your local DPC representative regarding questions about assay availability.

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IMMULITE[R] 2000

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DPC's IMMULITE[R] 2000, a continuous random access, chemiluminescent immunoassay analyzer, offers a broad menu, a processing throughput of up to 200 tests per hour, primary tube sampling, automatic reflex testing, and on-board dilutions. The expanding IMMULITE 2000 menu now includes over 75 assays and about 350 allergens and allergy panels for specific IgE testing. This unique breadth of high-performance assays has been specifically designed to assist with disease management, for enhanced patient care.

IMMULITE 2000 employs a Windows NT[R]-based operating system and a 17-inch color touch-screen display. With its self-explanatory graphical user interface, the IMMULITE 2000 software--the most advanced available--offers streamlined information management, from remote test ordering to sophisticated results analysis; access to inventory and status of reagents, beads or samples on board; an intuitive Help screen; a Guidance Screen explaining the various functions; and a special feature--the Remote Diagnostics program.

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IMMULITE[R] 2000 SMS

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Flexible and modular automation options are now a reality for any lab that wants to have a choice of vendors for its high-volume testing platforms. DPC's Sample Management System (SMS) offers an answer to platform consolidation and workcell standardization that can bring enhanced efficiency and productivity to the laboratory.

Check with your local DPC representative on questions about assay availability.

IMMULITE[R] 2500 SMS

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Built around the many positive attributes of the IMMULITE[R] 2000, the IMMULITE 2500 SMS includes the key addition of Logic Driven Incubation (LDI[TM]). Using a newly designed incubator, LDI technology allows assays to be formatted for optimal performance with the fastest possible incubation time. This means certain assays, such as DPC's cardiac biomarkers and HCG, can now be run in 15 minutes. The IMMULITE 2500 SMS was developed on the basis of customer feedback and market trends as a highly productive and efficient system for medium- and high-volume routine immunoassay laboratories, with a throughput of up to 200 tests per hour.

Flexible and modular automation options are now a reality for any lab that wants to have a choice of vendors for its high-volume testing platforms. DPC's Sample Management System (SMS) offers an answer to platform consolidation and workcell standardization that can bring enhanced efficiency and productivity to the laboratory.

DPC REALTIME SOLUTIONS[TM]

Both the IMMULITE[R] 2000 and the IMMULITE[R] 2500 come enabled with the latest innovation in service and support: DPC RealTime Solutions[TM]. Using the global reach of the Internet, DPC RealTime Solutions allows DPC to give proactive customer support with the ability to monitor the functionality of the IMMULITE 2000 or IMMULITE 2500 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The result is an increase in instrument uptime and fewer unplanned service visits. Additionally, DPC RealTime Solutions provides online QC management via any Internet-equipped computer, and includes features such as peer group analysis, adjustment/calibration history, and QC summary reports.

RADIOIMMUNOASSAY

DPC offers a choice in RIA kit formats.

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COAT-A-COUNT[R]

Coat-A-Count[R] assays feature antibody-coated tubes for convenient, solid-phase separation of free from bound material--without centrifugation.

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COAT-A-COUNT[R] IRMA

Coat-A-Count[R] IRMA offers the convenience of coated-tube separation, employing solid- and liquid-phase antibodies for capture and detection, respectively.

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DOUBLE ANTIBODY

Double Antibody assays utilize a time-tested separation technique for consistent and reliable results.

The speed and reliability of DPC systems and testing-method combinations enhance the effectiveness of patient management decisions and offer cutting-edge solutions for disease management.

Test menus are available on the DPC website.

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DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS LABORATORIES

445 Medical Center Blvd.

Webster, TX 77598

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Phone: (800) 231-7970

Fax: (281) 338-1895

E-mail: info@dslabs.com

Website: www.dslabs.com

Androgen Assessment

* Androstanediol Glucuronide

* Androstenedione, Androstenedione (Saliva)

* DHEA, DHEA-S, DHEA-S (Saliva)

* DHT*, DHT Non-Extraction*

* SHBG

* Testosterone, Testosterone Ultra-Sens.*, Testosterone (Saliva)*

* Free Testosterone

Fertility and Reproductive Function

* AMH/MIS*

* Free Activin A*, B*, & AB*

* Estradiol, Estradiol Ultra-Sens., 3rd Gen. Estradiol

* Unconjugated Estriol, Ultra-Sensitive

* Estrone, Estrone Sulfate

* Free [beta]-hCG, Intact hCG

* Inhibin A, Inhibin A Ultra-Sensitive*

* Inhibin B*

* Total Inhibin*

* LH, FSH, Prolactin

* PAPP-A*, PAPP-A Ultra-Sensitive*

* Progesterone

* 17[alpha]-OH Progesterone

Mineral/Salt Balance

* ACTH

* Aldosterone

* AVP*

* Cortisol, Cortisol (Saliva)*

* Renin

Bone and Mineral Metabolism

* Calcitonin, Calcitonin Ultra-Sensitive

* Osteocalcin*

* I-PTH, C-PTH, MM-PTH

* PTHrP*

* Vitamin D Receptor*

Growth Factors

* ALS, Total

* Erythropoietin

* GH, GH Ultra-Sensitive, GH Bioactive

* Placental hGH

* GHBP

* IGF-I (Extraction, Non-Extraction)

* Free IGF-I

* IGF-II (Extraction, Non-Extraction)

* IGFBPs -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, & -6

Metabolism

* Insulin, C-Peptide of Insulin

* Leptin*, Leptin Soluble Receptor*

* PYY*

Disease Markers

* AFP

* CEA*

* CRP Ultra-Sensitive

* Ferritin

* MBP*

* PSA, Total and Free*

Thyroid Function

* Free and Total T3

* Free and Total T4

* Thyroglobulin*

* TSH

Biogenic Amines*

* Adrenaline, Noradrenaline, Dopamine

* Metanephrine, Normetanephrine, for Plasma or Urine

* Melatonin for Plasma or Saliva

* Serotonin

* 5 HIAA

* Histamine, Histamine Release, Food Histamine

Animal Assays*

* Mouse: Leptin

* Rat: Corticosterone, Calcitonin, Osteocalcin, I-PTH, Histamine

* Mouse/Rat: Growth Hormone, IGF-I

* Bovine: Growth Hormone, Leptin

* Fquine: Growth Hormone

* Ovine: Leptin

* Porcine/Canine: Growth Hormone

* Porcine: Leptin

* Salmon: Calcitonin

...plus many validated human kits

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DIAGNOSTICA STAGO INC.

Five Century Drive

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Ordering/Pricing/Technical/Information

Toll Free: (800) 222-COAG (2624)

In NJ: (973) 631-1200

E-mail: info@stago-us.com

Website: www.stago-us.com

STA Family of Hemostasis Analyzers

Each system performs clotting, chromogenic and immunoassay methodologies in true random access fashion for unequalled automation of coagulation testing.

* STA-R[R] Hemostasis System--fully automated, high-throughput analyzer with robotic capabilities and cap-piercing option for closed vial sampling.

* STA[R] Compact Hemostasis System--fully-automated, medium-throughput analyzer with cap-piercing option for closed vial sampling.

* STart[R] 4 Coagulation Systems--semi-automated, bench-top coagulation analyzer for batch testing featuring Stago's patented method of electromechanical clot detection.

STA[R] Reagent Menu

* PT, APTT & Fibrinogen (Clauss)

* Intrinsic & Extrinsic Factors

* TT, Reptilase[R] Time

* D-dimer Antigen

* ATIII Activity (Chromogenic)

* Protein C Activity (Chromogenic & Clot-based)

* Protein S Antigen (Free)

* Protein S Activity (Clot-based)

* vWF Antigen

* Unfractionated Heparin

* Low Molecular Weight Heparin

* Plasminogen Activity (Chromogenic)

* Antiplasmin Activity (Chromogenic)

Additional Applications

* Lupus Anticoagulants (Staclot[R] LA)

* Protein S Antigen (Total)

* ATIII Antigen

Also Available

Plasma FDP, FS Test, Asserachrom[R] series (ELISA assays) for HPIA (antibodies to heparin-PF4), tPA, PF4, b-TG, Protein S (Free & Total), vWF, Protein C, Factor IX:Ag

Research Use Only

Asserachrom[R] series (ELISA assays) for Protein Z, Soluble GPV, VII Ag, X Ag, PAI-1, APA IgG,M, Total and Free TFPI, sEPCR, Thrombomodulin, VIIIC Ag, PIVKA-II.

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DIAMEDIX CORPORATION

2140 N. Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33127

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 327-4565

Phone: (305) 324-2300

Fax: (305) 324-2585

E-mail: info@diamedix.com

Website: www.diamedix.com

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ... INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS[TM]

Diamedix' integrated instrument/reagent systems are ideally suited for a wide range of testing needs. Our NEW fully automated instrument, the Parsec[TM] System is designed with modular architecture that creates automation to match your exact laboratory needs, in terms of scalability, tailoring, flexibility and configurability. Increased capacity/throughput and alternative techniques, such as EIA, chemiluminescence, IFA, and histopathology, will be incorporated by adding modules that can share reagents and samples, running all tests concurrently in a single instrument. The Parsec[TM] System satisfies your needs today and leads you to the future. Diamedix' MAGO[R] Plus Automated EIA System, with our nearly 50 immunosimplicity[R] Autoimmune and infectious Disease EIA Test Kits, provides simplified, user-friendly software, easy custom test programming, and true 'walkaway' ability. Diamedix is your best single resource for Laboratory automation and reagents, service and support. Diamedix is a wholly owned subsidiary of IVAX Diagnostics, Inc..

* Parsec[TM] Automated System

* MAGO[R] Plus Automated EIA System

* immunosimplicity[R] EIA Test Kits

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Customer Service/Ordering/Pricing

Toll Free: (800) 526-5224

Website: www.diapharma.com

DiaPharma Group Inc. distributes diagnostic kits, bioreagents and chromogenic substrates for research and clinical applications in the fields of Thrombosis, Hemostasis, Oncology and Immunology.

* Coatest[R] APC Resistance and Coatest[R] APC Resistance V for the phenotype and genotype screening of APC Resistance.

* Coamatic[R] Antithrombin is a FXa-based assay ideal for use on automated instruments.

* Coamatic[R] LR Antithrombin, with ready to use liquid reagents for use with undiluted plasma.

* Coamatic[R] FVIII, an ideal diagnostic tool for hemophilia.

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DIGENE CORP.

1201 Clopper Rd.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Toll Free: (800) 344-3631

Fax: (301) 944-7121

Website: www.digene.com

DRUMMOND SCIENTIFIC CO.

500 Parkway/PO Box 700

Broomall, PA 19008

Toll Free: (800) 523-7480

Phone: (610) 353-0200

E-Mail: info@drummondsci.com

Website: www.drummondsci.com

EQUAL DIAGNOSTICS

115 Summit Drive

Exton, PA 19341

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 999-6578

Fax: (610) 594-8585

Website: www.equaldiagnostics.com

Providing economical replacement products to the chemistry lab.

* Chemistry

* Specialized Controls

* Immunology

* Linearity Verifiers

New products include:

* Homocysteine

* CRPultra Wide Range

* Hb A1c

* Lithium

* Ammonia

Product lines include:

Direct replacement chemistries for many of the popular automated chemistry analyzers that require specialized reagent containers and bar-codes such as Hitachi, CX and Dimension analyzers.

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ESA LABORATORIES, INC.

22 Alpha Road

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Phone: (978) 250-7155

Fax: (978) 250-7171

E-mail: plambert@esainc.com

Website: www.esainc.com

ESAL offers custom method development and validation, in addition to performing assays ranging from the routine to the esoteric.

* Method Development

* 8OH2'dG in Urine

* CoEnzyme [Q.sub.9] and [Q.sub.10]

* Fat Soluble Vitamins

* Vitamin [K.sub.1]

* 25-Hydroxy Vitamin [D.sub.3]

* Tea Catechins

* Phytoestrogens

* Total Thiols

* Monoamines

* Catecholamines

* Metanephrines

* Blood Lead, ZPP, HgB

* CLIA Certified

* AIHA Accreditation

* NIST Vitamin Program Participant

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ESOTERIX INC.

Headquarters

4509 Freidrich Lane, Bldg 1, Ste 100

Austin, TX 78744

Central Client Services

Toll Free: (800) 444-9111

E-mail: info@esoterix.com

Website: www.esoterix.com

Esoterix is a leading laboratory services company focused on high science, superior customer service, and innovative new products. Esoterix offers approximately 2,500 assays and profiles through its centers of excellence in the United States and Western Europe. Esoterix's extensive client base includes hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, reference laboratories, and managed care organizations. Our highly specialized clinical corridors include:

* Oncology

* Infectious Disease

* Endocrinology

* Molecular Diagnostics

* Coagulation

* Allergy

* Microbiology

* Immunology

* Toxicology

* Clinical Trials

* Parentage Testing

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FISHER DIAGNOSTICS

8365 Valley Pike/PO Box 307

Middletown, VA 22645

Phone: (540) 869-8227

Fax: (540) 869-5249

Website: www.fisherscientific.com

FLETCHER FLORA INC.

1580 Orangethorpe Way Anaheim, CA 92801

Ordering/Pricing Information

Toll Free: (800) 777-1471

Fax: (714) 525-0280

Website: www.labpak.com

Fletcher Flora produces LabPak[R], a full line of LIS (Laboratory Information System) products, which provide solutions to Hospitals, Group Practices, and POL's throughout the U.S. and Canada. For over 30 years. Fletcher Flora has established a solid reputation in the LIS industry, for outstanding value, quality and service to its customers.

LabPak[R] is known for it's ease of use and expandability, at a reasonable and affordable price. This value has made it one of the top sellers in the industry, and has created a unique position held only by Fletcher Flora.

The company is recognized for "Connecting the Industry" by offering interfacing solutions for a variety of instruments and host computer systems. Fletcher Flora is endorsed, interfaced, or included with almost every instrument manufacturer on the market, and is also the leader in EMR, Practice Management, HIS system interfaces.

Features of the LabPak[R] system:

* On-line Order Entry and Results Reporting via the Internet

* CLIA/COLA/JCAHO compliance including full Westgard rules and Levey-Jennings plots.

* HIPAA compliant

* Instrument interfaces to over 400 analyzers.

* A generous supply of test and panel definitions, the ability to support numeric and non-numeric (alpha) results, and automatic range flagging by gender and age.

* User definable patient sample and cumulative reports

* Optional bar coding

* Optional Medical Necessity and ABN generation

* Multi-site reporting

* Reimbursable Procedure highlighting

* Graphical cumulative reporting

* User definable Daily Log report

* Exceptions reporting by physician with patient results and ranges

* Superior financial reporting

* Billing, ADT and EMR interfacing

* Instrument specific worklists

* Connectivity with LabPak[R] remote products for outreach programs, remote clinics, and remote laboratories

The LabPak[R] system is a full-featured affordable LIS that will allow your lab to increase efficiency while decreasing costs.

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FOCUS TECHNOLOGIES

10703 Progress Way Cypress, CA 90630

Ordering/Product Information

Toll Free: (800) 445-4032

Phone: (714) 220-1900

Website: www.focustechnologies.com

Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 445-0185

Phone: (714) 220-1900

Fax: (714) 220-1683

For more than 25 years, Focus Technologies has developed innovative diagnostic testing for emerging infectious diseases and provided the highest quality infectious disease reference laboratory services.

Reference laboratory and diagnostic product manufacturing are both ISO Certified.

Reference Laboratory

Focus Technologies Reference Laboratory offers over 1,200 tests and panels to support disease diagnosis and monitoring in several key disease categories:

* Autoimmune

* Gastrointestinal/Liver

* Immune Function/HIV

* Neuropathy

* Respiratory

* Transplant

* Vector-Borne

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Diagnostic Products

Our unique offering includes diagnostic serology test kits and reagents for infectious diseases:

* HerpeSelect[R] type-specific HSV

ELISA and Immunoblot

* West Nile Virus ELISA

* Arbovirus IFA

* Bartonella IFA*

* Dengue Fever ELISA*

* Anaplasma, Babesia, Ehrlichia IFA*

* Chlamydia MIF*

* and others

(*For research use or Analyte Specific Reagent, Analytical and performance characteristics have not been established.)

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GE HEALTHCARE

3100 Steeles Ave. East, Suite 600 Markham, ON, Canada L3R 8T3

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Phone: (905) 305-0041

Fax: (905) 305-0046

Email: labinfo@med.ge.com

Web: www.gehealthcare.com

GEN-PROBE

10210 Genetic Center Drive San Diego, CA 92121

Order/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 523-5001

Website: www.gen-probe.com

APTIMA COMBO 2[R] Assay The Appropriate Amplified Solution

The APTIMA COMBO 2 Assay is a second generation nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection and differentiation of rRNA from Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The assay uses a family of Gen-Probe's proven technologies including Target Capture (TC), Transeription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) and Dual Kinetic Assay (DKA). This is the same family of technologies used to screen the nation's blood supply.

Features/Benefits:

* Second generation test developed to address the limitations of first generation amplified tests such as inhibition.

* Increases laboratory efficiency with direct tube sampling using penetrable cap technology as well as by providing two results from one sample.

* Excellent sensitivity of APTIMA COMBO 2 permits the use of specimens other than endocervical swabs for women and urethral swabs for men. It is the only assay with urine specimen sensitivity equivalent to swab specimen.

* The APTIMA COMBO 2 Assay has been FDA cleared for use with multiple specimen types: endocervical swab, male urethral swab, urine, physician or patient collected vaginal swab.

PACE[R] 2 Assays The Appropriate Non-Amplified Solution

The PACE[R] System of products includes a full line of non-amplified DNA probe assays utilizing nucleic acid hybridization technology for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC).

Features/Benefits:

* High positive predictive values, even in low-prevalence populations.

* Cost-effective, reliable solution for labs who do not need amplification.

* Seven day transport stability ensures performance and minimizes sample rejection.

* The PACE[R]2C assay offers efficiency and convenience with a "one swab, two test, one tube" solution for screening CT and GC.

* Other products in the PACE[R]2 product line include individual tests to detect and confirm the presence of both chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Amplified MTD[TM] and AccuProbe[R] products save time to detection and identification of TB and other mycobacteria

The Amplified MTD[TM] (Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct) Test can reduce turnaround time for detection of M. tuberculosis from as long as 8 weeks to as little as 2.5 hours. MTD is the first nucleic acid amplification assay for testing AFB smear positive and negative specimens with same day results. The AMPLIFIED MTD Test uses Gen-Probe's exclusive Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) technology.

AccuProbe[R] Culture Identification Tests offer definitive identification of the most commonly isolated mycobacteria. In just 50 minutes, an AccuProbe test can deliver definitive results from a single colony or broth cultures.

AccuProbe culture identification tests are available for:

* Mycobacterium avium

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Amplified MTD and AccuProbe were the first truly new tools for TB testing in over a century. The Gen-Probe GASDirect[R] Assay (Group A Streptococcus Direct Test) redefines rapid testing with the power of DNA probe accuracy

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The Hybridization Protection Assay requires minimal hands-on time and is easy to perform. Designed for high volume testing, the assay provides rapid, objective results eliminating subjective interpretation by the laboratory technologist.

AccuProbe[R] Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test

The AccuProbe Group B Strep Test uses nucleic acid hybridization to identify Group B Strep from culture. Group B Strep is one of the leading causes of septicemia and meningitis in newborns.

Features/Benefits:

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* Based on Hybridization Protection Assay.

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DNA Probe Instrumentation

TIGRIS[R] DTS[TM] System

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GREINER BIO ONE

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HEMCO CORPORATION

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Independence, MO 64056

Phone: (816) 796-2900

Fax: (816) 796-3333

E-mail: info@HEMCOcorp.com

Website: www.HEMCOcorp.com

* Fume Hoods: Complete line of Lab Hoods to suit Clinical Laboratory requirements.

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HEX LABORATORY SYSTEMS

1042B El Camino Real, Ste. 308

Encinitas, CA 92024-1322

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Phone: (336) 584-4010

E-Mail: info@hexlab.com

Website: www.hexlab.com

HITACHI CHEMICAL DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

630 Clyde Court Mountain View, CA 94043-2239

Customer Service/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 233-6278

Fax: (650) 969-2745

E-mail: info@hcdiagnostics.com

Website: www.hcdiagnostics.com

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The CLA[R] ALLERGEN-SPECIFIC IgE ASSAY simultaneously measures a patient's allergic reaction to up to 36 different allergens with a single (2 [micro]l) serum sample. Used worldwide, our optimized panels offer a range of allergens that reflect the regional or categorical prevalence of specific allergies. CLA system technology safely delivers a quantifiable, accurate analysis. Easy to use and understand, it is the simplest, quickest and most convenient allergy testing method available today.

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Toll Free: (800) 824-7890

Phone: (949) 366-2183

Fax: (949) 366-8368

Website: www.icumed.com

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Punctur-Guard Internal Blunting Safety Needles for Blood Collection

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Norcross, GA 30091

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9779 Business Park Dr.

Sacramento, CA 95827

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GFMD Ltd.

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Phone: (248) 305-6110

Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 251-5115

Phone: (916) 363-2649

Website: www.immunoconcepts.com

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IMMUNOVISION INC.

1820 Ford Ave. Springdale, AR 72764

Subsidiary of IVAX Diagnostics

Ordering/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 541-0960

Phone: (479) 751-7005

Fax: (479) 751-7002

E-mail: cusserv@immunovision.com

Website: www.immunovision.com

Autoimmune

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Website: www.IMPAC.com

IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of oncology IT solutions that streamline clinical and business operations to help improve the process of delivering quality patient care. IMPAC offers specialized electronic charting, full-featured practice management, clinical laboratory management, an anatomic pathology system, and outcomes reporting solutions. IMPAC provides practical solutions that deliver better overall communication, process efficiency, and quality patient care.

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IRIS DIAGNOSTICS

Div. Iris International, Inc.

9172 Eton Avenue

Chatsworth, CA 91311

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Toll Free: (800) 776-4747

Phone: (818) 709-1244

Fax: (818) 700-9661

E-mail: sales@proiris.com

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iQ[R]200 Automated Urinalysis System

The iQ[R] System is the only bench top, fully automated system that performs complete urinalyses on unspun specimens. The iQ200 System connects the iQ[R]200 Automated Urine Microscopy Analyzer (iQ200) with the AUTION MAX[R] AX-4280 Urine Chemistry Analyzer (AX-4280) to provide a fully automated urinalysis system. The iQ200 uses Auto-Particle Recognition (APR[TM]), a well-trained neural network, to identify and count twelve formed elements. The results may be auto-released based on user-defined criteria. Chemistry and Microscopy results are integrated into a single report and can be viewed on the monitor screen, if desired. Once released, by either the instrument or the operator, the results from both instruments are sent to the LIS via a single interface. The images may be viewed on the workstation monitor, dramatically reducing the need for manual microscopy. The iQ200 and the AX-4280 may also function as stand-alone analyzers.

* Specimen preparation and sampling

* Identifies bar-coded specimens, mixes, samples, analyzes

* Chemistry

* Nine chemistries performed simultaneously, along with specific gravity, color analysis, and clarity

* Specimen transport between modules

* Microscopy

* Microscopy can be reflexed from chemistry results

* Image recognition and classification--APR counts and classifies 12 particles: RBC, WBC, WBC clumps, squamous epithelial cells, non-squamous epithelial cells, hyaline casts, unclassified casts, crystals, sperm, yeast, bacteria and mucus

* Results

* Quantitative report collates Chemistry and Microscopy results on the monitor screen

* User defined/Release options

* Images

* May be exported for training purposes, subclassified, and/or edited

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ITC

8 Olsen Avenue Edison, NJ 08820

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Toll Free: (800) 631-5945

Phone: (732) 548-6677 (outside of USA)

Fax: (732) 632-9299

E-mail: customerservice@itcmed.com

Website: www.itcmed.com

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KAMIYA BIOMEDICAL COMPANY

12779 Gateway Drive

Seattle, WA 98168

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 526-4925

Fax: (206) 575-8094

E-mail: kassays@kamiyabiomedical.com

Website: www.kamiyabiomedical.com

LIQUID IMMUNOASSAY REAGENTS

For Chemistry Analyzers

NEW PRODUCTS

* High-Sensitive CRP Assays: CRP 2 & 3

* IgE

* D-Dimer

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* [alpha]-1 acid glycoprotein

* [alpha]-1 anti-trypsin

* ASO

* Anti-thrombin III

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* Apo E

* C3 and C4

* CRP

* Fibrinogen

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* IgA, IgG, IgM

* Lp(a)

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* RF

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KAULSON LABORATORIES INC.

693 Bloomfield Ave.

West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Phone: (973) 226-9494

Fax: (973) 226-3244

E-mail: kaulsonlab@aol.com

Contox[R] Reference Materials

Kaulson manufactures comprehensive quality control reference materials for blood lead (spiked and endogenous) and erythrocyte protoporphyrin for Hematofluorometers (ZnP) and Extraction Methods (FEP).

Also available are a wide range of values for medically important Heavy and Trace metals in whole blood, serum, and urine (human and nonhuman matrices), and NIDA blind urine 60 ml samples.

Packaged in 2ml or more economical 5ml/vial sizes. Custom controls prepared on order.

KRONUS INC.

Boise Research Center

12554 West Bridger St., Suite 108

Boise, ID 83713

Customer Service/Ordering/Pricing Info

Toll Free: (800) 4-KRONUS

(800 457-6687)

Technical Service

Toll Free: (800) 822-6999

Phone: (208) 377-4800

Fax: (208) 377-4900

E-mail: kronus@kronus.com

Website: www.kronus.com

Working in partnership with several of the world's leading research and developmental scientists, KRONUS offers highly-sensitive and specific diagnostic test kits to aid in the diagnosis and management of various autoimmune and metabolic disorders. More than a dozen test kits are now available, encompassing both routine and esoteric testing applications--all exhibiting the exceptional performance and convenience that have become synonymous with the KRONUS name.

THYROGLOBULIN AND THYROID PEROXIDASE (TPO) ANTIBODY KITS

* Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 and 500 tubes

* Kalibre[TM] ELISA kits, 96 and 480 wells

* Dual Analyte, Tri-Level Controls

TSH RECEPTOR AUTOANTIBODY (TRAb) KITS

* Radioreceptor (RRA) kits, 30, 60 and 120 tubes

* Coated-Tube (CT) RIA kits, 60 and 120 tubes

* Non-Radioactive, ELISA kit, 96 wells

* Bi-Level Controls

SERUM THYROGLOBULIN (Tg) KITS

* OptiQuant[TM] Thyroglobulin IRMA kits, 100 and 500 tubes

* META-Tg[TM] ELISA Kits, 96 and 480 wells

* Tri-Level Controls

ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR AUTOANTIBODY (AChRAb) KITS--BINDING AND BLOCKING

The KRONUS Acetylcholine Receptor BINDING and BLOCKING Autoantibody test kits utilize an [I.sup.125] receptor preparation containing both fetal and mature (adult) acetylcholine receptor subtypes. The presence of both receptor subtypes (a feature not found in conventional AChRAb assays) increases the diagnostic sensitivity of the assay, as certain patient sera may preferentially bind to the mature receptor type. The reconstituted [I.sup.125] tracer/receptor preparation is stable for up to 14 days.

* Radioreceptor kits, 25, 50 and 100 tubes

* Controls included

VOLTAGE-GATED CALCIUM CHANNEL (VGCC) ANTIBODY KITS

* Radioimmunoassay kits, 12 and 24 tubes

MUSCLE-SPECIFIC RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE AUTOANTIBODY (MuSKAb) KITS

* Radioimmunoassay kits, 25, 50 and 100 tubes

GLUTAMIC ACID DECARBOXYLASE (GA[D.sub.65]) ANTIBODY KITS

* ELISA kit, 96 wells

* Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 and 500 tubes

* Calibrators and Controls included

INSULIN AUTOANTIBODY KITS

* Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 and 500 tubes

* Calibrators and Controls Included

IA-2 ANTIBODY KITS

* ELISA kit, 96 wells

* Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 tubes

* Calibrators and Controls included

GLUTAMIC ACID DECARBOXYLASE (GA[D.sub.65])/IA-2 AUTOANTIBODY "SCREEN" KIT

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* Calibrators and Controls included

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* ICMA kit, 480 wells

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* ICMA kit, 480 wells

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* ICMA kit, 480 wells

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* ICMA kit, 480 wells

21-HYDROXYLASE (21-OH) AUTOANTIBODY KITS

* Radioimmunoassay kits, 50 and 100 tubes

* Calibrators and Controls included

TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE (tTG) ANTIBODY KITS

* ELISA kits, 96 and 480 wells

* Calibrators and Controls included

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358 South Main Street

Burlington, NC 27215

Patient Service Center Locator

Web site: www.LabCorp.com

LabCorp is one of the world's largest clinical laboratories, offering more than 4000 clinical tests ranging from routine blood analyses to sophisticated molecular diagnostics.

As a pioneer in genomic testing, LabCorp is at the forefront with new gene-based tests to diagnose, treat, and manage disease, particularly in the areas of infectious disease, oncology, and genetics. Through an extensive nationwide network of 31 primary testing laboratories and more than 1000 patient service centers, LabCorp provides patients and physicians with convenient access to the broad range of LabCorp services.

Our leadership position in laboratory business development is helping to find solutions to the complex issues we are all facing in an era of rapid change. LabCorp has focused its resources to support hospitals as the cornerstone of health care delivery to the community. LabCorp offers a variety of reporting options and connectivity solutions to improve office productivity and meet the information needs of our clients. A relationship with LabCorp can assist you in strengthening your patient care initiatives and health care delivery in the communities you serve. For more information about LabCorp visit our Web site, www.LabCorp.com.

Centers of Excellence

CA  Los Angeles                               888-464-4522
    National Genetics Institute
CT  Stratford                                 800-328-2666
    DIANON Systems, Inc.
MN  Minneapolis                               800-582-0077
    ViroMed Laboratories
NC  Research Triangle Park                    800-533-0567
    Center for Molecular Biology & Pathology
NC  Burlington                                888-200-5439
    Center for Esoteric Testing
NC  Research Triangle Park                    800-833-3984
    Center for Occupational Testing

Primary Testing Locations

AL  Birmingham              800-621-8037
AL  Montgomery              800-541-4931
AZ  Phoenix                 800-788-9738
CA  San Diego               800-859-6046
CA  San Leandro             510-895-8466
CO  Denver                  800-795-3699
FL  Tampa                   800-877-5227
KY  Louisville              800-800-4700
MO  Kansas City             800-457-1177
NH  Portsmouth (PathLab)    800-258-1441
NC  Burlington              800-222-7566
NJ  Raritan                 800-524-0249
NV  Reno                    800-794-3920
OK  Oklahoma City           800-522-4082
OK  Oklahoma City (UroCor)  800-634-9330
OH  Columbus                800-282-7300
TN  Knoxville               865-544-9705
TX  Dallas                  800-788-9892
TX  Houston                 800-800-2387
TX  Midland                 800-833-0261
TX  San Antonio             800-735-9461
UT  Salt Lake City          800-444-4522
VA  Herndon                 800-859-0391
WA  Port Orchard            360-895-6244
WA  Seattle                 800-676-8033
WA  Mt. Vernon              800-528-8816
WI  Milwaukee               888-611-3438
WV  Fairmont                800-352-3141

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LABONE, INC.

10101 Renner Blvd.

Lenexa, KS 66219

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Toll Free: (877) 676-4701

Fax: (913) 888-0771

Website: www.LabOne.com

Specializing in areas such as:

* Special Chemistry

* Tumor Markers

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* Molecular

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LabSoft, Inc.

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Tampa, FL 33610

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LGP CONSULTING INC.

PO Box 18

Wood River, IL 62095

Phone: (618) 251-9246

Fax: (618) 251-9256

E-Mail: info@lgpconsulting.com

Website: www.lgpconsulting.com

LIFESCAN INC.

1000 Gibraltar Dr.

Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone: (408) 263-9789

Fax: (408) 942-6070

Website: www.lifescan.com

MEDICAL LABORATORY EVALUATION

Total Commitment to Excellence in Customer Service

2011 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20006-1834

The International PROFICIENCY TESTING Provider of Choice

Provided by American College of Physicians Services, Inc.

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METABOLIC ANALYSIS LABS, INC.

1202 Ann Street

Madison, WI 53713

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Toll Free: (800) 399-1981

Fax: (608) 257-3015

CARNITINE ANALYSIS

* Plasma, Urine and Tissue Biopsies

* Infant Formulas and Enteral Nutritionals

* Clinical and Research Diets

MICROGENICS

46360 Fremont Blvd.

Fremont, CA 94538

Ordering/Customer/Technical Service

Toll Free: (800) 232-3342

Option 1 Customer Service/

Order Fulfillment

Option 2 Technical Service

Phone: (510) 979-5000

Website: www.microgenics.com

Microgenics, located in Fremont, CA, ANNOUNCES THEIR NEWEST PRODUCTTO THE MARKETPLACE, THE MGC240 BENCHTOP ANALYZER.

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We continue to lead the industry momentum for bringing new products to our customer. With the continuing commitment to expanding our product lines, customers now have technology options available. We offer a broad menu of innovative in-vitro immunodiagnostic kits for:

* Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), including Immunosuppressant Diagnostics (ISD)

* Drugs of Abuse Testing (DAT)

* Specimen Validity Tests (SVT)

* Point of Care products (POC)

* Serum Toxicology and Endocrine Assays (SETA)

Today, CEDIA[R] immunoassays are valued worldwide for their accuracy, precision, linear 2-point calibration, lot-to-lot dependability, and stable shelf life. Our proprietary DRI[R] products are at the leading edge of a new generation of testing solutions offering liquid, ready-to-use reagents, with high analytical accuracy while eliminating time-consuming steps in reagent preparation. As new adulterant trends sweep through the testing pool, rely on Microgenics' Detect[R] line of specimen validity tests. Our products are optimized for a wide range of analyzers. Our Technical Support team has earned an industry-wide reputation for accessibility and problem-solving tenacity.

Microgenics also offers microLINE[R] Point of Care products, which provide fast and accurate screening results for on-site drugs of abuse testing. Our CASCO[R] Standards product line provides calibration verification standards, controls, and data reduction services for routine quality control for the clinical chemistry laboratories.

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MISYS HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

8529 Six Forks Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27615

Toll Free: (800) 748-9658

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MP BIOMEDICALS, LLC

15 Morgan

Irvine, CA 92618-2005

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 888-7008

Fax: (949) 260-1079

Website: www.mpbio.com

Proven performance and reliability for over 30 years ensures MP Biomedicals' commitment to providing superior quality, service and competitive pricing. MP Biomedicals, LLC, formerly ICN Biomedicals, Inc., incorporates an EIA/RIA product line, the newly acquired Genelabs Diagnostics and the Rapid Diagnostics division into its broad range of product selections. We are a leading supplier of immunoassay diagnostic kits and rapid test devices for the laboratory marketplace. Product offerings include both isotopic and nonisotopic assays, antibodies, tracers and related products. Rapid test devices are available in complete panels of drugs of abuse, cardiac disease testing, tumor markers and infectious disease testing. All MP Biomedicals' products are designed to meet or exceed your performance expectations.

Control Sets:

Immunoassay Plus 1, 2, 3  Peptides
Chemistry 1, 2            Steroids
Immunology 1, 2           Thyronines

General Endocrine--RIA:

ACTH                     hGH
Aldosterone              17[alpha]-Hydroxyprogesterone
Androstenedione          Insulin
Bile Acids               LH
Cortisol                 LH/FSH
11-Desoxycortisol        Neopterin[dagger]
DHEA                     Progesterone
DHEA-Sulfate             Prolactin
Digoxin                  Testosterone
17[beta]-Estradiol (E2)  Thyroxine (T4)
Total Estrogens (E1+E2)  Free T4
Estrone (E1)             Free T4/TSH
Ferritin                 Triiodothyronine (T3)
FSH                      Free T3
Gastrin                  T3 Uptake
Glucagon                 TSH
[beta]-hCG               Vitamin B12/Folate
hCG                      HoloTC Vitamin B12

General Endocrine--EIA:

Estradiol (E2)        Progesterone
Estriol (E3)          Prolactin
Ferritin              Testosterone
FSH                   Thyroxine (T4), Total
Free [beta]-hCG*      Free T4
hCG                   Triiodothyronine(T3), Total
hGH                   Free T3
LH                    Thyroid (T3) Uptake
Neopterin[dagger]     TSH
                      Sensitive TSH

Newborn Screening:

Galactose      Thyroxine (T4)
Phenylalanine  TSH
Trypsin*       17[alpha]-Hydroxyprogesterone

Iso--Calibrators:

Linearity Sets  Calibration Sources

Immunochemicals and Reagents: (undiluted)

An exclusive line of characterized antisera

Bulk Reagents and Antisera:

A full line of Bulk Reagents and Antisera

Animal Research:

Rats/Mice:  Corticosterone--Double
            Antibody & Tritiated
Rats:       FSH        TSH
            Prolactin  Growth Hormone
            Insulin
Canine:     FSH        LH

Autoimmune:

Beta-2 Microglobulin

GAD (Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoantibodies)

IAA (Insulin Autoantibodies)

ICA (Islet Cell Autoantibodies)

Infectious Disease:

Helicobacter Pylori IgG

Tumor Markers:

AFP*      CEA*
CA125*    Free PSA*
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MYCO INSTRUMENTATION SOURCE INC.

PO Box 354

Renton, WA 98057

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Toll Free: (800) 414-7169

Phone: (425) 228-4239

Fax: (800) 874-0337 * (425) 271-8270

E-mail: myco@nwlink.com

Website: www.medstore.com/myco

One lab's White Elephant is another lab's Golden Goose

MYCO Instrumentation Source understands that the latest is not necessarily the greatest for every clinic or lab. We have contacts on every continent to bring together buyers and sellers of pre-owned lab equipment, including clinical chemistry, hematology, general lab, special chem./tox., CT, MRI, ultrasound, lithotripters, AA, GC, HPLC and GCMS.

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We've been a source of quality rebuilt instruments for over 25 years and are an IAMER member. We offer reliable customer service and an unsurpassed guarantee with certified funds at time of purchase. Contact Phil Johnson at 1-800-414-7169 or Bryan Biddulph at 1-425-227-3915.

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Got a liability issue?

Send your legal and risk management questions to Liability and the lab editor Barbara Harty-Golder, MD, JD 2500 Tamiami Trail North Nokomis, FL 34275

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NATIONAL LABORATORY TRAINING NETWORK

NLTN Administrative Office

Association of Public Health Laboratories 2025 M St NW, Suite 550

Washington, DC 20036

Toll Free: (800) 536-NLTN (6586)

Phone: (202) 822-5227 ext. 302

Fax: (202) 887-5098

E-mail: nltnmarketingmgr@nltn.org

Website: www.nltn.org

The National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) is dedicated to improving laboratory practice through quality, cost-effective continuing education. For more information, email the NLTN Marketing Manager at nltnmarketingmgr@nltn.org and subscribe to our NEW electronic newsletter today!

* New continuing education formats

* Library items loaned FREE

* Training courses nationwide

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The National Laboratory Training Network is a program sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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NERL DIAGNOSTICS

14 Almeida Avenue

East Providence, RI 02914

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 556-7575

Phone: (401) 438-0386

Fax: (401) 438-2454

Website: www.nerl.com

Reagent Grade Water

Meets or exceeds ACS, CAP, NCCLS, USP standards for Reagent Grade, Type 1 water.

High Purity Water

Meets NCCLS and CAP standards for Reagent Grade, Type 1 water.

Blood Bank Saline

Preservative-free and buffered to a pH of 7.0 to 7.2, our Blood Bank Saline is conveniently packaged in Cubitainers[R] with spigots.

Hematology Reagents & Controls

We provide a complete line of hematology reagents for hematology cell counters. All reagents designed for use with Coulter[R] systems. Some products are instrument specific. Our Hematology Controls consist of eight and sixteen parameter controls, an eight parameter calibrator, and linearity sets.

Serology

We offer several rapid latex agglutination serological assays for the detection of antibody/antigen in serum which aids in the diagnosis of various disease syndromes.

OEM Manufacturing Services

NERL Diagnostics offers a wide variety of services to OEM customers including custom formulation, aseptic production, dry and liquid filling, lyophilization and more. Call NERL Diagnostics today to see how we can be of service.

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NIKON INSTRUMENTS INC.

1300 Walt Whitman Rd.

Melville, NY 11747-3064

Toll Free: (877) 446-4566

Website: www.nikonusa.com

NOVA BIOMEDICAL CORP.

200 Prospect St.

Waltham, MA 02454-9141

Phone: (781) 894-0800

Fax: (781) 894-5915

Website: www.novabiomedical.com

OLYMPUS DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS

Two Corporate Center Drive

Melville, NY 11747

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Toll Free: (800) 223-0125

Website: www.olympusamerica.com

Standardized chemistry-immuno systems

Olympus AU[R] chemistry-immuno analyzers increase productivity and decrease operating costs in hospitals, core and commercial laboratories. Designed to meet the most demanding lab environments, Olympus AU systems (AU40[0.sup.e][R], AU64[0.sup.e][R], AU2700[R] and AU5400[R] models) are standardized with the same user interfaces, the same results and reference ranges, the same calibrators and controls, the same reagents, consumables and parts. This reduces total operator training time and expedites cross training. It also simplifies operations and facilitates more cost efficient inventory management.

Economical, ready-to-use reagents

With a 122-test menu for its standardized AU chemistry-immuno analyzers, Olympus streamlines workflow by consolidating testing with fewer workstations, faster turnaround time and greater capacity. The Olympus test menu includes general, STAT, and urine chemistries, specific proteins, therapeutic and drug of abuse tests, special and thyroid assays. Olympus has a full line cardiac risk assessment panel including Total Cholesterol, direct HDL Cholesterol, and direct LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides and High Sensitivity CRP.

Versatile lab automation

Olympus redefines productivity in medium to high volume labs with two automation systems, the OLA2500[TM] and OLA2500[TM] High Speed Sorter. As a front-end sample processor, the OLA2500 saves time and labor during pre and post analytical sample processing. It decaps, aliquots, and sorts multiple sample tubes to any analyzer rack and can handle a wide variety of tube sizes and types including screw caps, rubber stoppers and aluminum seals. In a standard configuration, the OLA2500 can process as many as 650 tubes per hour.

The OLA2500 High Speed Sorter provides high speed decapping, sorting and archiving at a maximum throughput of 1,200 tubes per hour.

Both systems are modular by design enabling labs to grow with the OLA technology while addressing staffing shortages and other demands for productivity gains.

Workflow analysis and simulation

Now you can view and predict efficiency gains, before acquisition or investing significant time and money conducting workflow trials. Olympus LabModel[R] workflow service aids lab managers and administrators in identifying the most appropriate set of assets to reach productivity goals and ROI expectations. Best suited for labs running more than 1 million tests per year, Olympus LabModel uses fact-based computer aided simulation to evaluate workflow patterns, assess options and project outcomes ... all within an unbiased presentation that covers various areas of operation including throughput, maintenance, turnaround time, labor, training, MTBF and workstation consolidation. It projects efficiencies over short and long term periods, giving all decision makers an impact report that's easy to interpret and view in compressed time for greater convenience.

Automated blood bank analyzer

The TANGO[TM] benchtop analyzer is designed for transfusion services, donor centers and reference laboratories performing ABO/Rh testing and antibody screening. It performs a host of functions including blood group determination; antibody screening, identification, and titration; and compatibility testing.

Field trials have been completed and the 510(k) pre-market notification submission for the TANGO instrument and Biologic License Applications for the related reagent systems have been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. U.S. market release is anticipated in late 2004. The TANGO system is currently available in Europe through Biotest AG, the manufacturer of the system.

Patient Safety System

Olympus osYris Hospital Patient Safety System is a suite of patient safety solutions designed to improve the safety of patients in hospital settings by assuring the accurate ID of patients and matching of caregivers, blood products, specimens, images, medications, and results. This point-of-care solution combines two-dimensional bar code and wireless PDA technology to promote consistent patient safety.

Modular by design, these new bedside positive patient identification systems provide a Standard Operating Protocol for sample requests, sample collection, transfusion, imaging and medication management. These modules are Olympus' response to the increased demands for enhanced patient safety and the reduction of medical errors.

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ORCHARD SOFTWARE

701 Congressional Blvd., Ste 360 Carmel, IN 46032-5633

Toll Free: (800) 856-1948

Fax: (317) 573-2528

Website: www.orchardsoftware.com

ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS

1001 US Highway 202

Raritan, NJ 08869

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 828-6316

Website: www.orthoclinical.com

ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS offers a broad line of instrument systems to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and transfusion medicine products for blood screening and typing, helping ensure the safety of the world's blood supply.

VITROS[R] Systems

VITROS[R] Clinical Laboratory Systems have a deep-rooted history of exceeding the laboratory's expectations for testing innovation and value, VITROS[R] MicroSlide[TM] technology continues to set new standards for reportable results, efficiency with superior assay precision and streamlined testing procedures that eliminate the laborintensive and/ or time-consuming processes most alternative methods often require. Coupled with the unique automation capabilities, minimal maintenance requirements and an easy-to-use operator interface, VITROS[R] remains the system of choice for high reliability and excellent service. The introduction of enhanced chemiluminescence technology has brought the same standards of superior assay precision and system performance that VITROS[R] users have come to trust in the chemical chemistry field of immunodiagnostics. With a consistent operator interface across all VITROS[R] systems, laboratories can now efficiently consolidate workflow, create workcell clusters, standardize procedures and raise productivity with fewer personnel and financial resources.

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VITROS[R] 950 Chemistry System

The VITROS[R] 950 Clinical Chemistry System provides power and efficiency to meet the needs of high volume testing facilities. With fast throughput of up to 900 results per hour, the VITROS[R] 950 System can store and perform the full complement of VITROS[R] chemistry MicroSlide[TM] assays on a continuous basis. Minimal sample requirements and unique sample processing capabilities like disposable tips, and bubble and clot detection ensure confidence and flexibility for all testing needs with walkaway operation. To further ensure workstation productivity, a new autodiscrimination scanner, which automatically selects sample ID bar code length and symbology, has recently been added. The VTTROS[R] 950 System can also be automated and is easily incorporated into a workcell or laboratory automation system.

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VITROS[R] 250 Chemistry System

The VITROS[R] 250 Clinical Chemistry System is a flexible system that can meet requirements in multiple environments- small hospitals, backup in large hospitals, clinics and satellite locations. With throughput of up to 250 results per hour, the VITROS[R] 250 System offers the same menu, features and ease-of-use as the VITROS[R] 950 System, with a smaller footprint. The VITROS[R] 250 System also features on-board dilution and came be automated or placed in a workcell.

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New enGen[TM] Series of Automation

The enGen[TM] Systems from Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics are designed to help clinical labs manage the transportation and manipulation of patient samples from pre-analytic to post-analytic phases of testing. Intelligent software and compact design help the enGen[TM] Systems to manage sample input, centrifugation, decapping, sorting and archival of sample specimens. The enGen[TM] systems streamline and standardize lab processes and maximize staffing while reducing potential errors and biohazard health risks. Now, no matter what type of workload the future brings, enGen Systems offer flexible and upgradeable automation benefits to grow with every laboratory's needs.

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VITROS[R] ECiQ Immunodiagnostic System

The VITROS[R] ECiQ Immunodiagnostic System is a simple to use, flexible and fully automated laboratory testing system that provides true continuous, STAT, random access capabilities for routine and specialty Immunodiagnostic testing. The system uses proprietary Enhanced Chemiluminescence detection technology to provide excellent assay performance including wide dynamic ranges and exceptional precision and sensitivity. The VITROS[R] ECiQ Immunodiagnostic System also uses Intellicheck[TM] Technology, a proprietary technology designed to verify diagnostic checks throughout automated sample and assay processing. Intellicheck serves to increase the integrity and security of reported patient results while helping to ensure greater confidence and productivity for laboratories that generate these results.

The expanding VITROS[R] ECiQ Immunodiagnostic System test menu now includes over 40 tests worldwide for the sensitive measurement of thyroid function, reproductive health and fertility, bone metabolism, anemia, metabolic, oncology, emergency cardiology and infectious diseases including the FDA approved VITROS[R] Immunodiagnostic Products VITROS HBsAg, Anti-HBs, Anti-HBe, Anti-HBc IgM and Anti-HCV, Anti-HCV. The VITROS[R] Anti-HIV 1-2 assay is pending FDA approval.

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VITROS[R] 5,1 FS Chemistry System

The VITROS[R] 5,1 FS Chemistry System (under development) will feature Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics' proven MicroSlide[TM] Technology for the highest reportable result efficiency and Intellicheck[TM] Technology for system monitoring and advanced clot and bubble detection. The VITROS[R] 5,1 FS Chemistry System is the first system to support the new VITROS[R] MicroTip[TM] reagents, which will provide an extended menu of special chemistry and immunoassay methods. MicroTip[TM] Technology is unique because it eliminates the maintenance and cost associated with water, plumbing, drains, fixed probes and mixing assemblies. In addition, the VITROS[R] 5,1 FS integrates up to 80 routine and special chemistry assays on board through the use of Intelligent Parallel Processing[TM] which will help raise industry standards for simplified operation, integrity of results, and operational efficiency.

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Transfusion Medicine Products

ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS offers a wide array of blood screening and typing products that help to ensure the safety of the world's blood supply. Product offerings include:

Traditional

* Blood bank products

* ABO blood grouping reagents

* Anit-D and Rh-hr typing reagents

* Rare antiserra

* Antibody enhancement media

* Anti-human globulin reagents

* Reagent red blood cells

* Blood bank quality control

* Blood bank instrumentation

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ID-Micro Typing System[TM] (ID-MTS) Gel Test[TM]

The ID-Micro Typing System[TM] (ID-MTS) Gel Test[TM] is the new serological standard for blood banks. With over 2,200 users in North America, this patented technology can standardize your blood bank's complete menu of testing. ID-MTS is a safe, cost-effective solution for blood bank laboratories of all sizes and can be easily automated. Since ID-MTS requires fewer process steps, it is easier to perform and more cost effective than traditional methods.

ID-MTS Gel Test Capability:

* ABO grouping/Rh typing

* Antibody detection

* Antibody identification

* Compatibility testing

* Direct antiglobulin testing

* Rh phenotyping

* Reverse serum grouping

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The ORTHO ProVue[TM]

Blood banking technology is taking a quantum leap forward: a leap into a new age of automation. Get ready to see everything change. The future is SUDDENLYIN VUE. The ORTHO ProVue is the first fully automated blood-banking instrument for the North American market that is built on the proven ID-MTS Technology.

* Operational Improvement--Eliminate labor-intensive, time consuming processes while increasing productivity via random access, discrete testing and continuous throughput. "ORTHO ProVue[TM] demonstrated an 81.6% overall hands-on time reduction as compared to the manual tube test and a 75.9% decrease as compared to the manual gel test."*

* Casina TS, Sorenson L, Fobare S, Transfusion 2002, 42 (suppl):1315

* Process Steps--Manual Tube 30, Manual Gel 9 and ORTHO ProVue 3.

* Risk Management--ORTHO ProVue enhances process control with dispense verification, bar code tracking from start to finish, and multi-level password protection. Quality control features monitor reagent expiration, gel card integrity, and can reduce transcription errors due to a bi-directional interface. During a study to compare ORTHO ProVue to manual tube and manual gel methods for type and screen testing, differences in the defect opportunities showed dramatic differences.

      Number of Defect Opportunities

Manual Tube 88  Manual Gel 36  ORTHO ProVue 4

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ELISA Microplate Tests

Only Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics offers all the assays required for blood donor screening: HCV, HBe, HTLV-I/II, HBsAg, HIV-1, HIV 1/HIV 2, HCV Ag**, all with exceptional sensitivity and speeificity. No other company provides a complete screening panel that can be fully automated with the flexibility of additional assays in the future.

* Antibody FLISA tests

* HIV and hepatitis tests

* FLISA instrumentation

**Available outside the U.S.

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RhoGAM[R] Ultra-Filtered R[h.sub.o](D) Immune Globulin (Human)

RhoGAM[R] Ultra-Filtered R[h.sub.o](D) Immune Globulin (Human) has been proven safe and effective for protecting women from RhD allommunization for over 35 years. Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics has now added an extra margin of safety for those who administer it by providing RhoGAM[R] Ultra-filtered pre-filled syringes with safety shields and latex-free syringe components. The patented Viresolve ultra-filtration process removes both enveloped viruses (i.e., HIV and HCV) and non-enveloped viruses (i.e., HAV and Parvorius B19), providing safety for both the mother and the baby. RhoGAM Ultra-Filtered is manufactured free of any mercury or mercury containing substances such as thimerosal.

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ValuMetrix[R] Services

ValuMetrix[R] Services help hospitals and health care networks to achieve peak operational productivity. By using the Process Excellence (PEx[TM]) methodologies of Six Sigma, Lean thinking and Design Excellence as part of the operational redesign or PEx training and certification, laboratories can improve operations to gain measurable results in the areas of capability, cost savings and efficiency. As hospitals are faced with increasing demand for services, applied Process Excellence can become a competitive business advantage.

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OSMETECH INC.

235 Hembree Park Drive

Roswell, GA 30076

Customer Service/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 490-OPTI

Ext. 2 Customer Service

Ext. 1 Technical Info

Fax: (770) 510-4445

Website: www.osmetech.com

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Osmetech OPTI CCA

The Osmetech OPTI CCA is a fully automatic STAT-portable point-of-care device that measures pH, P[O.sub.2], PC[O.sub.2], Na, K, Cl, iCa, Glu, and is the only portable device that measures total hemoglobin and [O.sub.2] saturation for enhanced clinical accuracy. The analyzer features a color touch screen for simple and intuitive operation.

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PACIFIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORIES

For One Stop Laboratory Support 9348 De Soto Avenue

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Ordering/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 328-6942

Phone: (818) 598-3110

Fax: (818) 882-0259

E-mail: info@pactox.com

Website: www.pactox.com

* Biological Monitoring

* Drug Testing (SAMHSA)

* Forensic Toxicology

* Medical Surveillance

* Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Pactox is one of the leading Toxicology laboratories in the USA that relies upon a knowledgeable credentialed staff and state of the art analytical technology. With five specialized biological laboratories situated within one facility, Pactox features not only a broad range of resources but also a unique ability to provide integrated testing services. We are nationally licensed in several state regulatory programs, and adhere to guidelines stipulated by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act and College of American Pathologists.

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PANBIO INC.

9075 Guilford Road

Columbia, MD 21046

Customer Service/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 962-6790

Phone: (410) 381-8550

Fax: (410) 381-8984

E-mail: panbio@panbio.com.au

Website: www.panbio.com.au

PANBIO Inc. located in Columbia MD, is a Manufacturer of more than 80 medical diagnostic test kits and is an acknowledged world leader in mosquito and tick borne viral and Rickettsial antibody assays.

In 2003 PANBIO released the first FDA cleared WNV assay

ELISA Assays

* Bordetella pertussis

* Brucella

* Chlamydia pneumoniae

* Chlamydia trachomatis

* Dengue Fever

* Epstein Barr Virus

* Human Herpesvirus 6

* Leptospira

* Mycoplasma pneumoniae

* Q Fever

* Scrub typhus

* Parvo B19

* Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

* West Nile Virus

IFA Assays

* Arbovirus Screen

* Chlamydia pneumoniae

* Chlamydia psittaci

* Chlamydia trachomatis

* Ehrlichiosis

* Human Herpesvirus 6, 7 & 8

* Lyme Disease

* Murine typhus

* Mycoplasma pneumoniae

* Parvo B19

* Q Fever

* Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

* West Nile Virus

Dip-S-Tick Assays

* Leptospira

* Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

* S. typhi (H type a,b,c & Vi & D)

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Sweden Diagnostics (US) Inc.

7000 Portage Road, 248-DIA

Kalamazoo, MI 49001-0199

Ordering/Pricing/Technical/Product Information

Toll Free: (800) 346-4364

Fax: (888) 243-5214 (ordering also)

E-mail: usdiag.cust.serv@pharmacia.com

Website: www.us.diagnostics.com

As the worldwide leader in in vitro specific IgE allergy diagnostic test development and production since the 1970s, Pharmacia DiagnosticsAB collaborates with the research and clinical communities to deliver cutting-edge science and products in the allergy diagnostics field. Now we are creating new, unprecedented demand for ImmunoCAP[R] Specific IgE testing through innovative products, extensive medical education, dedicated sales support, and new automated laboratory platforms.

Allergy

The hundreds of FDA-cleared ImmunoCAP allergens for grasses, trees, weeds, molds, animals, foods, venoms, parasites, drugs, and occupational allergy testing, including latex, are easily processed with our new line of fully automated ImmunoCAP instruments.

The following assays are available on ImmunoCAP instruments:

* Specific IgE

* Total IgE

* Phadiatop[R]

* Specific IgG*

* Specific IgA* (UniCAP [100.sup.E] only)

* UniCAP[R] Gliadin IgA* (UniCAP [100.sup.E] only)

* UniCAP Gliadin IgG* (UniCAP [100.sup.E] only)

Quality Club, an international external quality assurance program, offers members the ability to compare their results with hundreds of laboratories worldwide.

Instrumentation Highlights

Now laboratories can incorporate world-class ImmunoCAP technology while increasing both productivity and profitability through rapid specific IgE testing with the highest possible accuracy. Each system is rated as CLIA-moderately complex.

UniCAP [100.sup.E] System

Designed for twice-daily usage, the UniCAP [100.sup.E] system is a benchtop batch analyzer offering walkaway automation with our unique ImmunoCAP assays. Delivering results in 2.5 hours, this system maximizes efficiency through monthly stored calibration curves, low FTE requirements, minimal maintenance, and accurate, reproducible results. The UniCAP [100.sup.E] system includes an external PC and ImmunoCAP Data Manager Software for inventory management and optional LIS compatibility.

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ImmunoCAP 250 System

Providing the best of all worlds in specific IgE diagnostic capabilities, the ImmunoCAP 250 system offers the assurance of rapid results with high reproducibility and accuracy. This random access system provides throughput of 60 tests per hour, or up to 370 tests per run with automatic shutdown and rinsing. For complete convenience, the ImmunoCAP 250 features the ImmunoCAP Data Manager Software for easy-to-use inventory data management, with optional communication to the host LIS. Other features include refrigerated onboard storage for up to 180 ImmunoCAP carriers (sufficient for 2,880 tests).

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ImmunoCAP 1000 System

The ImmunoCAP 1000 system offers laboratories unprecedented capabilities in handling high-throughput specific IgE, total IgE, and specific IgG testing. Processing up to 240 tests per hour, this instrument delivers the first result after 100 minutes, and every 15 seconds thereafter. It has onboard cooled storage for 600 ImmunoCAP carriers (9,600 tests). Continuous random access and inventory management software permit ease of operation. In addition, like its companion instruments, the ImmunoCAP 1000 system provides reliable, accurate results across the full measuring range, regardless of allergen selection.

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Asthma-related Markers

* UniCAP Tryptase*

* UniCAP ECP*

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*THESE TESTS ARE FOR INVESTIGATIONAL USE ONLY. The performance characteristics of these products have not been established.

PSYCHE SYSTEMS CORPORATION

321 Fortune Blvd.

Milford, MA 01757

Order/Pricing/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 345-1514

Website: www.psychesystems.com

Learn about eXerva--a best-in-class, proven-technology hosted service for our industry-leading laboratory information systems:

* LabWeb[R] for the clinical lab

* WindoPath[R] for the anatomic pathology lab

* SBB 510(k) approved Blood Bank system for transfusion services

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QIAGEN INC.

27220 Turnberry Lane

Valencia, CA 91355

Ordering/Technical Information

Toll Free: (800) 426-8157

Fax: (800) 718-2056

E-mail: customercare-us@qiagen.com

Website: www.qiagen.com

Online ordering: www.qiagen.com/order

Technical Service

Toll Free: (800) DNA-PREP

(800) 362-7737

QIAGEN is the leading provider of innovative manual or automated solutions for Separation, Purification, and Handling of DNA, RNA and Viral Nucleic Acids. QIAGEN products are used in laboratories worldwide for research, functional genomics, drug development, molecular diagnostics, and gene therapy.

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QUANTIMETRIX CORP.

2005 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278-1205

Ordering/Pricing/Product Information

Toll Free: (800) 624-8380

Fax: (800) 845-1834

Website: www.4qc.com

Hospital Services

QUEST DIAGNOSTICS

One Malcolm Avenue

Teterboro, NJ 07608

Corporate Headquarters

Toll Free: (800) 222-0446

Phone: (201) 393-5000

Hospital Services

Toll Free: (800) 336-3718 ext. 2323

Patient Service Center Locator

Toll Free: (800) 377-8448

Website: www.questdiagnostics.com

Quest Diagnostics Hospital Services. NEW FACE, NEW FOCUS.

Running a lab--let alone running it well--is hard, frustrating work. So much is expected of you: Stay abreast of new tests and technologies. Manage the tangle of professional relationships. And, always, rein in costs. Hard work indeed. But overburdened labs now have an important new ally. Quest Diagnostics Hospital Services. An exclusive team committed to and trained for one exclusive purpose. Helping hospital labs like yours run more efficiently and grow more profitable.

* The only bi-coastal esoteric testing provider

* Over 30 full-service regional laboratories across the US

* A fleet of dedicated aircraft

* A dedicated national courier infrastructure

* Over 130 dedicated hospital services personnel

A resource for hospitals. AND NOTHING ELSE.

Our sole focus is the hospital laboratory. Our staff is hand-selected for its deep understanding of the challenges labs face. What we offer, therefore, is entirely unique. A small, independent team with a narrowly defined mission--backed 100 percent by the resources of Quest Diagnostics.

Bottomless testing capabilities. LIMITLESS EXPERTISE.

Quest Diagnostics Hospital services links you to the nation's largest and most experienced laboratory. Guaranteeing at-your-fingertips access to its deep pool of diagnostic resources.

Nationally recognized leadership

The nation's No. 1 provider of diagnostic testing, information and services--serving over 200,000 physicians and more than 2,500 US hospitals.

World-class research and development

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute is the leader in esoteric testing, pioneering over 120 new specialized assays in the last two years.

Unsurpassed clinical expertise

Over 200 PhDs and MDs are on-call at Nichols Institute and across the country with ready information about testing and interpretation of results.

New tests address rapidly advancing therapeutic areas, including:

* HIV Disease and Drug Resistance Monitoring

* HCV Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring

* Prenatal/genetic Diseases

* Pediatrics

* Coagulation

* Oncology

* Cardiovascular Disease

* Endocrinology

* Sexually Transmitted Disease

* Molecular Diagnostics

Streamlined processes.

INTEGRATED SERVICES.

A lab is foremost a diagnostics facility. But also a business, with business challenges like any other. Running the nation's largest lab, we've learned quite a bit about those challenges and put that expertise to work for you with:

* Web-based ordering and reporting

* Systems integration services

* Consulting services

* Benchmarking

* Outreach development

* Lab management

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QUIDEL CORPORATION

10165 McKellar Court

San Diego, CA 92121

Product Information/Customer Service/Technical Support

Toll Free: (800) 874-1517

Website: www.quidel.com

NEW! QuickVue[R] Influenza A+B test now available

The QuickVue Influenza A+B test is the newest addition to the QuickVue family of rapid diagnostic tests. This new test provides two results from a single test, and is used as an aid in the differential diagnosis of influenza type A or B. Like all QuickVue tests, it has excellent shelf life and needs no refrigeration.

The test procedure requires only 30 seconds hands-on time, with results in 10 minutes or less using nasal swab or wash/aspirate samples. With the QuickVue[R] Influenza A+B test, labs now have a fast, easy and accurate way to obtain influenza type A and B differentiated flu test results.

Rapid Diagnostic Tests--Infectious Diseases

QuickVue[R] Influenza

Detects influenza A and B viral antigens from a nasal swab or nasal wash/aspirate specimen with only one step required for nasal wash/aspirate, three easy steps for nasal swab, one reagent and only 30 seconds of hands-on time. Results in 10 minutes, or less.

QuickVue[R] Dipstick Strep A

Designed for "off-line" extraction. Two-color endpoint and high sensitivity at low levels of colony count. Results in 5 minutes or less.

QuickVue[R] In-Line[R] Strep A

Simple, unique, patented in-line extraction method reduces hands-on time and provides quick results. Extraction occurs instantaneously. Results in 5 minutes, or less.

QuickVue+[R] Strep A

Combines simplicity of a rapid test with clearly distinguishable plus or minus (+/-) endpoint and two reagent extraction procedure making it easy to run in your lab. Results in 5 minutes or less.

QuickVue+[R] Infectious Mononucleosis

Accuracy in an easy-to-use format. Clearly distinguishable plus or minus (+/-) endpoint. Results in 5 minutes or less.

QuickVue[R] H. pylori gII[TM]

Simple one-step procedure from only 2 hanging drops of whole blood, plasma or serum. Results in 5 minutes or less.

Rapid Diagnostic Tests--Women's Health

QuickVue[R] One-Step hCG Urine

QuickVue[R] One-Step hCG Combo

QuickVue[R] Semi-Q[R] hCG Combo

RapidVue[R] hCG

Detects 25 mIU/mL hCG; 20 mIU/mL in urine and 10 mIU/mL in serum using the QuickVue Semi-Q test. Two-color result in 3 minutes for urine and 5 minutes for serum. Combo format works with serum or urine.

QuickVue+[R] One-Step hCG Combo

Definitive, two-color plus/minus (+/-) result in 3 minutes for urine and 5 minutes for serum. Sensitivity of 20 mIU/mL in urine and 10 mIU/mL in serum and >99% specificity. This simple, accurate and convenient test for pregnancy requires just 4 drops of urine or serum.

QuickVue Advance[R] G. vaginalis

Detects Gardnerella vaginalis Proline IminoPeptidase (PIP) activity in a vaginal fluid swab specimen. Simple Rub 'n Read[TM] format gives results on the specimen swab. Results within 5 minutes.

QuickVue Advance[R] pH and Amines

Detects vaginal fluid pH and volatile amines from a single swab specimen. Plus or minus (+/-) endpoint for easy to read and interpret results. In conjunction with the clinical evaluation of the vaginal fluid, 3 of the 4 Amsel criteria will be assessed.

Urinalysis Testing

UrinQuick[R] Urine Chemistry Analyzer

Semi-automated, benchtop urine chemistry analyzer featuring fully automated QC, revolutionary strip sensor and belt drive system, data storage of 2,000 patient and 300 QC results. Alphanumeric keypad for greater flexibility of data entry and an automatic barcode reader for rapid entry of test data. Uses QuickVue UrinChek urine test strips.

QuickVue[R] UrinChek[R] Urine Test Strips

Comprises a multi-analyte test strip (bilirubin, urobilinogen, ketones, glucose, protein, blood, pH, nitrite, leukocytes, and specific gravity). Also features an ascorbic acid pad to detect the presence of vitamin C, which inhibits color development on urine test strips. For use with the UrinQuick Urine Chemistry Analyzer. Also available for visual read.

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RAM SCIENTIFIC INC.

124 Crescent Rd.

Needham, MA 02494

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Toll Free: (800) 535-6734

Fax: (781) 433-0767

E-Mail: info@ramsci.com

Website: www.ramsci.com

RAMCO LABORATORIES INC.

4100 Greenbriar Drive, Ste. 200

Stafford, TX 77477

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Toll Free: (800) 231-6238

Fax: (281) 313-1251

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CANDIDA ANTIGEN (CAND-TEC)

A latex agglutination assay used in the diagnosis of systemic candidiasis through the detection of candida antigen.

ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPORIA)

A radioimmunoassay for the quantification of erythropoietin in serum or plasma.

FERRITIN--EIA (SPECTRO FERRITIN)

An enzyme immunoassay for quantifying the level of serum ferritin. Available in Microplate or bead format.

FERRITIN--RIA (FER-IRON)

A 2-site immunoradiometric assay for the quantification of serum ferritin.

TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR (TfR)

An enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative determination of transferrin receptor concentration in human serum or plasma.

von WILLEBRAND FACTOR (VFE)

An EIA for the quantification of human von Willebrand factor antigen in plasma.

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REMEL INC.

12076 Santa Fe Dr./PO Box 14428

Lenexa, KS 66215

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Phone: (913) 888-0939

Fax: (800) 621-8251

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RICHARD-ALLAN SCIENTIFIC

4481 Campus Dr.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Toll Free: (800) 522-7270

Fax: (269) 372-2809

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ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION

9115 Hague Road

Indianapolis, IN 46256

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Toll Free: (800) 981-8863

Website: http://us.labsystems.roche.com

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* Genetic Testing

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* Clinical Chemistry Systems

* Immunodiagnostics Systems

* Complete Reagent Portfolio (140+ assays available)

* Laboratory Automation

* IT & Connectivity Solutions

Automated Urinalysis Testing Point-Of-Care Testing

* Blood Gas & Electrolytes

* Glucose

* Coagulation

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RTTEMPS

PO Box 404

Wayne, PA 19087

Toll Free: (800) 677-8233

Fax: (800) 227-5701

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SARSTEDT, INC.

P.O. Box 468

1025 St. James Church Rd.

Newton, NC 28658

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Toll Free: (800) 257-5101

Fax: (828) 465-4003

E-mail: sarstedt@bellsouth.net

Website: www.sarstedt.com

electrophoresis

400-1705 Corporate Drive

Norcross, GA 30093

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Toll Free: (800) 835-6497

Website: www.sebia-usa.com

Clearly Superior ...

Automatically Better[TM]

* Extensive Electrophoresis Menu

Protein, Immunofixation, Bence Jones IF, Comprehensive Urine Profile, Hemoglobin, CSF IF, CSF Isoelectric Focusing, Isoenzymes, Lipoprotein, Cholesterol.

* HYDRASYS[R] Electrophoresis System

Automates classic agarose gel electrophoresis testing providing substantial labor and cost savings. This high throughput system can complete up to 162 protein electrophoresis, 45 hemoglobins or 18 immunofixations in just one hour. Accommodating any size and type of workload, different gel configurations are available to handle a wide range of sample volumes.

* HydraPLUS[TM]

Paired with the HYDRASYS, all manual pipetting of antisera and pipetting/diluting of samples is eliminated. Worklists are prepared directly from bar-coded tubes and positive sample ID is provided.

* Phoresis[TM] Imaging System

Six different gels can be scanned simultaneously expediting workflow. Up to 324 samples can be processed in just four minutes. Gel image and curve are displayed for easy editing and interpretation. System can be networked facilitating reporting. Sophisticated database management included.

* HYRYS 2 HIT Densitometer

A programmable, multitasking densitometer with imaging capabilities can import and store up to 100,000 electrophoresis curves/results and 30,000 immunofixation results, allowing complete patient profiling and reporting. Modem and intra-lab database capabilities.

* CAPILLARYS[TM]

The New Generation of Capillary Electrophoresis

Moderate complexity and complete walk-away automation is provided from bar-coded primary sample tube to final result. Designed for continuous feed of samples, the CAPILLARYS features a throughput of 90 serum protein samples per hour. New to the CAPILLARYS: Immunotyping, Sebia's newly patented, fully automated alternative to immunofixation. Menu expansion is underway; assays currently in development include: urine/CSF protein, high resolution protein, alkaline/acid/Alchemoglobin, lipid panel, tumor markers, alcohol abuse indicator, and inflammatory pattern identification.

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SMITHS MEDICAL ASD INC.

9 Riverside Rd.

Weston, MA 02493

Toll Free: (800) 258-5361

Fax: (603) 352-3703

Website: www.smiths-medical.com

SPECIALTY LABORATORIES

2211 Michigan Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90404-3900

Toll Free: (800) 421-7110

Fax: (310) 828-6634

Website: www.specialtylabs.com

STATSPIN, INC.

85 Morse St.

Norwood, MA 02062

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Phone: (781) 551-0100 ext. 28

Fax: (781) 551-0036

Contact: Pamela Pasakarnis

E-mail: info@statspin.com

Website: www.statspin.com

SYSMEX AMERICA, INC.

One Nelson C. White Parkway

Mundelein, IL 60060

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Toll Free: (800) 3-SYSMEX (379-7639)

Phone: (847) 996-4500

Website: www.sysmex.com/usa

Sysmex ... More than meets the eye!

The Sysmex solution--fully automated hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis instruments directly connected to scalable, reliable and accurate laboratory information systems--elevates clinical laboratory medicine to first-line patient care.

Sysmex delivers the highest possible level of clinical accuracy and quality. Its commitment to innovation and technical superiority has resulted in consistently high, third party ratings in reliability.

Whether you analyze a few or a few thousand samples a day, Sysmex' productivity tools will optimize your workflow, maximize your resources, improve your turnaround time and make your lab more competitive.

* Hematology Solutions: A full range of Sysmex products--from the compact pocH-100i to the fully automated HST-N line--fits any size lab and, when coupled with the Sysmex work area management system (MOLIS WAM), drives productivity, efficiency and speed.

* Coagulation Solutions: Whether it's the CA-7000, CA-1500 or CA-500, the automated coagulation analyzers provide speed and precision in a flexible format that is synonymous with Sysmex technology.

* Automated Urine Sediment Analysis: Sysmex UF-50 and UF-100 deliver the efficiency and quality that are ideal for tackling labor shortages and addressing clinical needs.

* Information Systems: Sysmex' scalable, process driven systems (MOLIS, MOLIS AP and eCLAIR) can handle the largest volume, multisite laboratories while optimizing workflow and positioning your lab for growth.

Sysmex is the company with the vision to see the future of laboratory medicine; the innovative thinking to bring it to life; and the science to make it happen. Sysmex isn't just developing the next LIS, the next instrument, the next parameter. Sysmex is building the foundation for the future clinical laboratory.

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TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION

2101 Cottontail Lane

Somerset, NJ 08873

Ordering/Pricing

Toll Free: (800) 283-7866

Fax: (732) 302-3093

For Product Information

Contact extensions 4950 or 4953

E-mail: safety.sharps@terumomedical.com

Website: www.terumomedical.com

Terumo Medical Corporation is a global healthcare company, providing solutions for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Compliance. We make a full line of sharps safety devices, with built-in safety features, to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries.

* Safety Winged needle sets for blood collection

* Microcapillary tubes for capillary blood collection

* Safety syringes

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THERMO ELECTRON GRP.

171 Industry Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Toll Free: (800) 547-7429

Fax: (412) 788-1138

Website: www.thermo.com/shandon

THERMOSAFE BRANDS

3930 Ventura Drive, Suite 450

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Toll Free: (800) 323-7442

Phone: (847) 398-0110

Fax: (847) 398-0653

E-mail: info@thermosafe.com

Website: www.thermosafe.com

Custom-engineered and stock transport solutions for:

* Diagnostic Specimens

* Infectious Substances

* Pharmaceutical, Medical and Bio-Tech Research

ThermoSafe Brands offers packaging and accessories for hazardous materials and temperature-sensitive products.

ThermoSafe[R] Insulated Shippers, ThermoSafe[R] Lab Mailers, ThermoSafe[R] Cryogenic Shippers, PolarPack[R] refrigerants, U-tek[R] phase change materials, and ISC Labs[TM] certified thermal testing and package validation.

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TOSOH BIOSCIENCE, INC.

347 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 201

South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Fax: (650) 615 0415

Website: www.tosohbioscience.com

TOSOH Bioscience is a world leader in the development of state-of the art diagnostic systems for the immunoassay and HPLC markets. With the introduction of the AIA-360, TOSOH has created an inexpensive and compact immunoassay analyzer suitable for physician office laboratories, small hospital laboratories, as well as cardiac and specialty testing. The system can also be used as a backup to TOSOH's higher throughput analyzers including the AIA-1800 floor standing system and the AIA-600 II benchtop analyzer. All TOSOH immunoassay analyzers utilize the same patented Unit Dose test cup technology, so results between systems are consistent and interchangeable.

For the HPLC market, TOSOH's G7 tests for both glycohemoglobin and [beta]-thalassemia in one compact analyzer.

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TRIPATH IMAGING[R], INC.

780 Plantation Drive

Burlington, NC 27215

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Toll Free: (866) TriPath

Website: www.tripathimaging.com

TriPath Imaging's product line for cervical cancer screening is an integrated system for the collection, preparation, staining and analysis of conventional Pap smears and liquid-based, thin-layer slide preparations. Our product line includes the following:

* The only Pap test on the market today that can claim a 64.4% increase in HSIL+ detection (1) and a statistically significant reduction in Unsatisfactory cases (2).

* SurePath[TM] employs a unique sample collection technology with detachable head devices that are deposited into the vial after cell collection, ensuring 100% of the collected sample makes it to the Lab for processing.

* SurePath[TM] is a proprietary, non-hazardous ethanol-based preservative. Ethanol-based preservatives are ideal mediums for cellular morphology preservation.

* SurePath[TM] liquid-based Pap test and the PrepStain[TM] slide processor work together to provide slides with excellent clarity and improved HSIL+ detection (1).

* The SurePath[TM] proprietary Cell Enrichment[TM] process separates and largely removes obscuring material such as blood and mucous, allowing for easier visualization of diagnostically relevant cells.

* PrepStain[TM] improves lab capacity by providing high throughput batch processing: 92 slides per hour without staining, 48 slides per hour with staining.

* Easy-to-use, computer assisted primary Pap screening device FDA-approved for both SurePath[TM] and conventional slides improves disease detection over manual review (3) by directing cytotechnologist's attention to the slides most likely to contain abnormalities.

* High throughput scanning and analysis improves capacity by as much as 33% (3).

* Selects an enriched population of slides for quality control, satisfying CLIA 88 QC Rescreen Guidelines and giving you a more confident result.

(1,2) Compared to conventional Pap smear. See PrepStain[TM] product insert, Table 26: Note: Site to site variations in performance are expected. Each laboratory must carefully monitor the quality of its work, and Table 15.

(3) See FocalPoint[TM] product insert.

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TYCO HEALTHCARE/KENDALL CO.

15 Hampshire St.

Mansfield, MA 02048

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Toll Free: (800) 962-9888 #4

Phone: (508) 261-8000

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UTAK LABORATORIES, INC.

25020 Avenue Tibbitts

Valencia, CA 91355

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Toll Free: (800) 235-3442

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Fax: (661) 294-9272

E-mail: info@utak.com

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UTAK TDM/TOXICOLOGY CONTROLS

UTAK manufactures a comprehensive line of TDM/TOXICOLOGY controls for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratories, including:

* Homocysteine

* Trace Elements (serum)

* Drugs of Abuse (urine and whole blood)

* Metals (urine and whole blood)

* Whole Blood Lead

* Whole Blood Alcohol

* Proficiency or Blind Samples

* Adulteration Controls (SAMHSA/DOT)

Custom controls also available to meet individual lab specifications.

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VISTA TECHNOLOGY INC.

8432--45th St.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6B 2N6

Toll Free: (888) 468-0020

Fax: (780) 465-9732

Website: www.vistatechnology.com

WAKO DIAGNOSTICS

Wako Chemicals USA, Inc.

1600 Bellwood Road

Richmond, VA 23237

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Toll Free: (877) 714-1924

Phone: (804) 714-1924

Fax: (804) 271-0449

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Unique Analytes

Liquid, ready to use reagents for the accurate analysis of special and esoteric analytes.

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Apo C-3*    Free Fatty Acids
Apo E*      Free Cholesterol
Lp(a)       Phospholipids
C3          CRP-UL (Ultrasensitive)
C4          Controls and Calibrators
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IgG         Micro-Albumin
CH50 (LIA)  Transfarrin

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Unique Chemistries

Unique formulations of traditional assays which provide excellent sensitivity and minimize interference by naturally occurring substances.

Iron               Total Bilirubin
UIBC               Direct Bilirubin
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General Chemistry

A full line of general chemistry products designed to make clinical testing easier is available. Many of these are liquid and ready to use.

*For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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WESCOR BIOMEDICAL PRODUCTS

459 South Main Street

Logan, UT 84321

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Toll Free: (800) 453-2725

Phone: (435) 752-6011

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* VAPRO[R] Vapor Pressure Osmometer

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WYNDGATE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

4925 Robert J. Mathews Pkwy., Ste. 100

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Toll Free: (800) 996-3428

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