AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ACCREDITATION
5301 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 350 Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: (301) 644-3248
Fax: (301) 662-2974
Promoting Confidence through Accreditation Since 1978
A2LA is an internationally recognized non-profit, non-government, public service, membership organization, established in 1978. A2LA's mission is to provide comprehensive laboratory accreditation services and laboratory related training. Laboratory accreditation is based on the internationally accepted criteria for competence of medical testing laboratories ISO 15189 Medical laboratories - particular requirements for quality and competence and other applicable technical requirements. Contact Randy Querry at 301-644-3221 or Ray Minnick at 301-644-3215.
The Physician's Proficiency Testing Program
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS PROFICIENCY TESTING
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Toll Free: (800) 274-7911
Fax: (913) 906-6079
Laboratory Proficiency Testing And Quality Assurance Program
* AAFP-PT, Proficiency Testing Program for Office Laboratories, is a CMS and COLA approved program that features full-service proficiency testing and quality assurance for CLIA-waived and PPM labs.
* AAFP-PT offers online ordering and reporting.
* 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. It is also an approved provider for California clinical laboratory licensees under the P.A.C.E. [R] program. AAFP-PT offers 12 hours of CME credits to lab personnel who participate in the PT program and complete the CME Test sheet.
3240 Whipple Road
Union City, CA 94587
Toll Free: (800) 822-2947
Point-of-care Chemistry Analysis Simply, Quickly and Efficiently
Abaxis makes near patient testing easy with the state-of-the-art Piccolo Xpress[TM] Chemistry Analyzer. With simple 3-step operation, the Piccolo Xpress[TM] delivers lab-accurate chemistry results from 100uL of whole blood, serum or plasma in about 12 minutes. The Piccolo Xpress[TM] uses a broad menu of self-contained, single-use reagent discs, 5 of which are fully CLIA-Waived. Plus, with built-in iQC, on board calibration and bi-directional data sharing with LIS/EMR systems, the Piccolo Xpress[TM] is virtually maintenance free.
100 Abbort Park Rd.
Abbott Park, IL 60064-3500
Toll Free: (800) 323-9100
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American Medical Technologists
Allied Health Professionals
AMERICAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS
10700W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 823-5169
Fax: (847) 823-0458
Established in 1939, AMT has become one of the nation's premier certification agencies for clinical laboratory practitioners and other allied health professionals. AMT provides certification for Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Office Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Consultants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Medical and Dental Assistants, Allied Health Instructors, and Medical Administrative Specialists. AMT offers continuing education online and in print, an annual conference, local state societies and a host of other benefits to certified members.
American Proficiency Institute
Innovative Solutions. Technical Excellence.
AMERICAN PROFICIENCY INSTITUTE
1159 Business Park Drive Traverse City, MI 49686
Toll Free: (800) 333-0958
American Proficiency Institute offers innovative solutions and technical excellence for the proficiency testing needs of hospital laboratories, physician offices, clinics and point-of-care testing sites. API is one of the largest proficiency testing providers in the world serving over 14,000 laboratories. Through its innovative processes, the American Proficiency Institute offers online reports and services, free continuing education credits, rapid turnaround time, large peer group assessments, management reports, and excellent customer service. API programs are approved by CAP, CMS, COLA, JCAHO and state regulatory agencies.
Antek Health ware
228 Business Center Drive
Reistertown, MD 21136
Toll Free: (800) 359-0911, ext. 3
Lab DAQ Laboratory Information System
The LabDAQ Laboratory Information System is the recognized market leader with over 2,000 installations. LabDAQ+ is the newest addition to the list of LabDAQ solutions. LabDAQ+ was designed to meet the needs of hospitals and larger testing facilities. Innovation, continued product improvement, ease of use, and workflow management are hallmarks of LabDAQ+. Some features of LabDAQ+ are insurance filtering, a microbiology module, a management review-module, and web-based ordering and results. HL7 communications with HIS, EMRs, billing systems and reference labs are also available. As always, Antek's technical support department focuses on providing a superior level of service.
With LabDAQ ... Help is on the Way!
ANTHRO Technology Furniture[R]
10450 SW Manhasset Dr. Tualatin, OR 97062
Toll Free: (800)325-3841
Mobile, modular benches and carts for your labs
Anthro Corporation, a leader in furniture for labs since 1984, provides large freestanding benches and small equipment carts to enhance your lean labs. Supported by a Lifetime Warranty, all lab furniture from Anthro can be configured specifically for your application with many options including monitor arms, storage bins, and additional shelves. Anthro has options that hold up to 500 l bs. as well as height adjustable solutions so everyone can work in comfort. Whether you need to hold a microscope, analysis equipment or phlebotomy supplies, Anthro has lab furniture for you.
500 Chipeta Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221
Toll Free: (800)522-2787
Web site: www.aruplab.com
ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With more than 2,000 employees, ARUP offers over 2,000 tests, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays, for patients throughout the country. Rather than competing with its clients for physician office business, ARUP chooses instead to support clients' existing test menus by offering highly complex and unique tests, with accompanying consultative support, to enhance their abilities to provide local and regional laboratory services.
REFERENCE LABORATORY TESTING
* Analytic Biochemistry
* Biochemical Genetics
* Cellular Immunology
* Clinical Drug Abuse and Toxicology
* Fetal Maternal Screening
* Flow Cytometry
* Hepatitis and Retrovirus, Serologic
* Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
* Immunology- Autoimmune/Protein/Microbial
* Infectious Diseases - Bacteriology/Microbial Antigen Detection/Specialty Microbiology/Virology/Parasitology
* Mass Spectrometry
*Molecular Pathology - Infectious Diseases/Genetics
* Special Chemistry
* Trace Elements
* Breast Pathology
* Hematologic Flow Cytometry
* GI/GU Pathology
* Molecular Pathology/Oncology
* Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
* Pediatric Pathology
* Pulmonary Pathology
* Renal Pathology
* General Surgical Pathology/Histology
* Veterinary Pathology
CONSULTATION AND EDUCATION
ARUP is an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology, 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. ARUP's Institute for Learning offers PACE, California, and ACCME credits for a broad range of continuing education opportunities for clients, colleagues, and physicians.
The ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology[R] 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 pathology and laboratory medicine.
Testing is performed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, in one location at ARUP's centralized laboratories. Technical operations are under the onsite supervision of M.D. and Ph.D. specialists who are onsite daily. ARUP processes more than 25,000 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.
SUITE OF INTEGRATED SERVICES
ARUP ATOP [R] - Analyzing Test Ordering Patterns
ARUP ATOP is a laboratory analytics service to assist health care organizations in improving utilization of lab tests. Analysis identifies potential over-, under-, and mis-utilization of individual tests and in each case assesses the clinical and economic impact of suboptimal ordering.
dering. Laboratories and pathologists can share this information with local clinicians in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve patient care. This program assists clients in improving management of test ordering according to evidence-based guidelines, engaging physicians and administrators regarding clinically appropriate testing, prioritizing educational outreach efforts, and promoting the value of lab medicine to enhance the role of laboratorians in clinical environments.
ARUP Connect is ARUP's proprietary Internet sign-on process, an online service providing clients secure access to information about test requests, from order status to test results. ARUP Connect can assist clients with their own delivery of services, giving managers and client service departments up-to-the-minute information about tests referred to ARUP.
ARUP Consult[R] - Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation - www.arupconsult.com
ARUP Consult is a complimentary tool provided by ARUP Laboratories for clinicians. The goal of Consult is to assist the clinician with test selection and interpretation. Knowing the right test to order for a specific disease can improve patient care and decrease unnecessary testing and costs. Consult contains lab tests categorized for diagnostic decision making. Disease-specific topics with background information, test ordering suggestions, and concise diagnostic algorithms are co-authored and maintained by ARUP's expert panel of medical faculty and consultants. Consult is available on both PDA and Web platforms. Updated content and new additions are posted every eight weeks.
ARUP Direct [TM]-Your Total Outreach Solution
In keeping with ARUP's philosophy that health care is best provided at the community level, ARUP offers an outreach program to complement clients' strategic expansion within their communities. ARUP Direct delivers a complete package of services designed to assist clients in their local and regional hospital outreach business. Through Direct, ARUP provides a variety of outreach offerings that enable clients to have a positive impact on their local health community. ARUP's experienced staff works to secure success for clients by pursuing common goals together to generate uncommon results. Direct is a complete start-to-finish, comprehensive outreach program designed to help every client - regardless of size or development stage.
ARUP Consultative Services - Access to Business Expertise
The ARUP Consultative Services team works with clients to create a solid foundation for their outreach programs. ARUP offers numerous tools designed to develop and enhance marketing initiatives, maximize learning opportunities, and provide consultation to add breadth and depth to outreach programs. With extensive experience and collective expertise, ARUP assesses clients' outreach operations and marketing efforts and creates strategic solutions to help grow business in the outreach market.
ARUP MD Bridge [TM] - Physician Connectivity Solution
ARUP MD Bridge is an advanced Web-based test management solution designed specifically for the physician's office environment that enhances the lab's ability to deliver outreach testing services to their clients. Delivered through a partnership with Atlas Medical, MD Bridge is an integrated solution that is specifically engineered to address the unique operational challenges faced by lab outreach programs. It integrates with clients' LIS and other enterprise systems. The system allows clients to reduce operational costs; improve efficiency, customer service, and branding; increase revenue and cash flow; and eliminate errors. This is accomplished by customizing a combination of business, billing, and clinical rules specific to each client's environment.
ARUP MedNet - Managaed Care Contracting Assistance
Access to managed care contracts is a key element in assuring and sustaining a successful outreach program. ARUP partners with Mednet Services, a consulting company that provides expertise in managed care contracting and laboratory networking. The goal of the partnership is to provide an experienced resource to help clients evaluate their specific managed care environment, develop strategies, and gain access to managed care contracts.
2350 Qume Drive
San Jose, CA USA 95131
Phone: (877) 232-8995
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BD DIAGNOSTICS - PREANALYTICAL SYSTEMS
1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Toll Free: (888) 237-2762
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.
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.
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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780 Plantation Drive
Burlington, NC 27215
Toll Free: (866) TriPath
BD Diagnostics - TriPath 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:
BD SurePath[TM] liquid-based Pap Test
* 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).
* BD SurePath[TM] Pap Test 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.
* BD SurePath[TM] Pap Test uses a proprietary, ethanol-based preservative. Ethanol-based preservatives are ideal mediums for cellular morphology preservation.
BD ProEx[TM] C
The BD ProEx[TM] C is a biomarker reagent cocktail that contains antibodies to MCM2 and TOP2A proteins which are over expressed in the cell nucleus during aberrant S-Phase induction. The product is available in both Cytology and Histology formats.
BD FocalPoint[TM] Slide Profiler
* Easy-to-use, computer assisted primary Pap screening device FDA-approved for both BD SurePath[TM] Pap Test and conventional Pap smear slides improves disease detection over manual review by directing cytotechnologist's attention to the slides most likely to contain abnormalities.
* The Directed QC Technology[TM] 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.
BD, BD Logo and all other trademarks are property of Becton, Dickinson and Company. [C]2007 BD. All rights reserved.
200 South Kraemer Blvd,
Brea, CA 92821
Toll Free: (800)526-3821
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 Jess 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.
Automation and Information Systems
Need to increase lab productivity and service to physicians--and lower costs? You need automation that fits your lab. From moderate-throughput solutions such as the new AutoMate[TM] 800 to ultra-high-throughput Power Processor configurations, our flexible, open-architecture automation systems eliminate tedious, manual processes, enabling your lab to benefit from greater productivity, lower operating costs and decreased test turnaround time with minimal variability. Plus, your lab can accommodate larger test volume without additional FTEs and reduce opportunities for medical errors.
By combining lab automation with our innovative information systems, you can improve your lab's processes even further. Data management software like DL2000 helps your lab focus on
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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.
UniCel[R] DxC Clinical Systems represent the next generation of automated chemistry analyzers from Beckman Coulter. They offer the perfect blend of peak performance, simplicity in operation and outstanding capacity that can transform your laboratory's daily operation. For integrated chemistry and immunoassay testing, look no further than the UniCel DxC 600i. And all these systems include a feature available on no other chemistry analyzer - closed-tube sampling. Closed-tube sampling (and closed-tube aliquoting on the DxC 600i) enhances efficiency and reduces the potential for errors and injuries, which help your lab reduce overall costs.
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.
Beckman Coulter's wide selection of easy to use, fully automated coagulation analyzers and extensive menu for routine and specialty testing--including D-Dimer, Heparin Anti-Xa, APCR-V Leiden and Von Willebrand--are backed by our high-quality service and support to keep your laboratory running efficiently.
When you are challenged to do more with fewer resources, Beckman Coulter has the immuno-diagnostics 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 similar 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[R] PSA, free PSA and AccuTnl[R].
Beckman Coulter is redefining the molecular diagnostics process, enabling high-complexity laboratories to reach new levels of efficiency. The Vidiera[TM] NsP nucleic acid sample preparation instrument and Vidiera NsD nucleic acid detection instrument offer unprecedented versatility and productivity while setting new standards for meeting laboratory workflow demands. Accessories are available to aid laboratories in developing assays in hematopathology, oncology and inherited genetic disorders.
66 Ford Road, Suite 131
Denville, NJ 07834
Toll Free: (800) 522-0090
THE BINDING SITE INC.
5889 Oberlin Drive #101
San Diego, CA 92121
Toll Free: (800) 633-4484
Fax: (858) 453-9189
* For quantitation of free light chains in serum and unconcentrated urine as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of Multiple Myeloma. Nephelometric and Turbidimetric assays available.
HUMAN IgG SUBCLASS KITS
* Nephelometric and Turbidimetric kits
* Single Dilution RID kits
ANTIGEN SPECIFIC ELISA
* To measure functional activity of IgG and IgG1/IgG2 against T. toxoid, S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae and Diphtheria.
MINIEPH[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.
RADIAL IMMUNODIFFUSION KITS
* IgG, A, M, D, E, B-2M, Alpha-2-Macro-globulin, CRP, Kappa, Lambda and Secretory IgA.
* Transferrin, Haptoglobin, Alpha-1-antitrypsin, Antithrombin, III, Orosomucoid, Albumin, Prealbumin, Fibronectin, Apoli-poprotein Al and Apolipoprotein B.
* Factor V, VIII, X, XIII, Protein S, Kininogen, Plasminogen, Prothrombin, Fibrinogen.
COMPLEMENT COMPONENT RID KITS
* For C1 inactivator, Clq, Clr, C2, C3c, C3d, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, Factor B, Factor H, Factor I. Total Hemolytic Complement.
* 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, CCP
* HEp-2 and Tissue Atlas
* EIA kits for: ToRCH, EBV, VZV, Mycoplasma, Mealses, Mumps, H. pylori, Lyme, Legionella, Chlamydia, Syphilis
DSX[TM] ELISA SYSTEM
* Fully automated 4-Plate Elisa Processor
* New DS2[TM] 2-Plate Elisa Processor
* Modular design
* Up to 4 incubators plus ambient
* Bar code reader
* Truly open system
QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEMES
* For IgG subclasses, Paraproteins, and Auto immune assays.
* 1300+ Polyclonal, monoclonal, affinity Purified, human adsorbed and species specific antisera and conjugates (FITC, RITC, PEROX, ALKPHOS, BIOTIN).
* Serum and plasma standards, controls, Purified Immunoglobulins and serum proteins.
4040 Pike Lane
Concord, CA 94520
Toll free: (800) 799-9499
Phone: (925) 603-8000
Fax: (925) 603-8080
BIOCARE MEDICAL is a unique manufacturer and supplier of immunohistochemical and histopathology products, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, and automated staining equipment.
BIOCARE produces various detection kits and reagents for HRP and AP. These reagents are formulated to be highly specific using unique proprietary technology. Our different detection kits are available for both clinical and research testing purposes.
BIOCARE antibodies are optimized for IHC procedures for use on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues. They are formulated to provide maximum sensitivity while concurrently minimizing the amount of background staining. BIOCARE has developed the "Double Vision" polymer detection technology where the end-user can stain for multiple antigens on a single slide and continues to add to the multi-staining antibody cocktail product line.
The IHC laboratory equipment that comes from BIOCARE includes an automated slide stainer, a slide drying oven and a pressure cooker for HIER--the patented Decloaking Chamber.
We are continually researching the most innovative and cost-effective diagnostic solutions and state-of-the-art equipment.
BIO-MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORP.
10 Halstead Road
Mendham, NJ 07945
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.
* Urine Drugs-of-Abuse Panels: OPI, AMP, MET, BZO, THC, COC, BAR, PCP, MAD, TCA, MDMA (Ecstasy).
* Hemoglobin Alc, hsCRP, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), TSH (Thyroid), Toxo, Inf. Mono, Microalbumin, IgE, Lupus (SLE), AFP, CEA, Rheumatoid (RA).
* Cardiac Panel Test: CK-MB, Myoglobin, Troponin I, hsCRP.
* Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, TB, H. pylori, Syphilis, HIV, GC, Malaria, Dengue, Strep A, Strep B, Chlamydia/GC.
* Urinalysis Ten Parameter Strip and Safety-Soft, a foamed alcohol degerming hand scrub.
100 Rodolphe St.
Durham, NC 27712
Toll Free: (800) 682-2666
Phone: (919) 620-2000
Fax: (800) 968-9494
Advancing Diagnostics to Improve Public Health
bioMerieux provides diagnostic solutions (reagents, instruments, software), which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. bioMerieux's products are used for diagnosing infectious diseases and providing high medical value results for cardiovascular emergencies and cancer screening and monitoring. They are also used for detecting microorganisms in agri-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
As a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for more than 40 years, bioMerieux is present in more than 150 countries through 35 subsidiaries and a large network of distributors.
CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS GROUP 4000 Alfred Nobel Dr. Hercules, CA 94547
Toll Free: (800) 2BIORAD
Fax: (510) 741-6373
Technical Service for QC Program
Toll Free: (800) 854-6737
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:
Microplate EIA Format:
* Anti-Gliadin IgG + IgA
* ENA Profile
* Anti-PR3 (c-ANCA)
* ASCA IgG & IgA
* Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase
* ENA Screen
* Anti-MPO (p-ANCA)
* Anti-tTG & IgA
IFA Slide Kits:
* Liquichek[TM] Autoimmune IFA Controls
* Mouse Kidney
* Mouse Stomach Kidney
* Crithidia luciliae
* PhD[TM] System IFA/EIA Processor
Educational Resources for Autoimmune Testing:
* Autoimmune CD
* Autoimmune Training Seminars
BIOPLEX[TM] 2200 SYSTEM
The first and only fully automated, random access multiplex platform.
* Processes up to 100 primary patient samples per hour
* Incorporates magnetic wash steps to reduce background interference and improve assay sensitivity
* Uses three internal quality (IQ) beads to ensure result integrity
* Available panels:
A. ANA screen plus 11 individual anitbody results: Centromere, Chromatin, dsDNA, Jo-1, RNP, Ribosomal P, SmRNP, SSA, SSB, Scl-70,Sm. MDSS (Medical Decision Support Software) is available, and when used in conjunction with the ANA screen is the first and only FDC cleared tool that assists in interpreting ANA results.
B. EBV IgG (VCA, EAD, EBNA), EBV IgM (VCA, Heterophile), and Syphilis IgG
C. Panels in development include:
a. Syphilis IgM, ToRC, Immunity
Latex Agglutination Tests:
* Staphylococcus aureus
* Pending FDA Clearance
FAMILY OF Alc AND VARIANT HEMOGLOBIN ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTS
* ln2it[TM]: A1C point-of-care testing
* D-10[TM]: Al c and Beta-thalassemia in low-to-mid volume laboratories
* VARIANT[TM] II: A1c and Beta-Thalassemia in mid-to-high volume laboratories
* VARIANT[TM] II TURBO: Alc in mid-to-high volume laboratories
* VARIANT[TM] IITURBO Link: A1c testing integrated into the Sysmex HST Hematology Line
Assay Kits and Accessories for:
* Hemoglobin A1c testing
* Total GHb testing A1c
* D-10[TM] Dual Kit for A1c and Beta Thalassemia
GENETIC DISORDERS AND NEWBORN SCREENING
Automated Abnormal Hemoglobin Analysis:
* VARIANTnbs Newborn Screening System
* VARIANT[TM] II Hemoglobin Testing System
* VARIANT[TM] II Beta Thai Short Assay
* VARIANT[TM] Hemoglobin Testing System
* Variant Online Library[TM]
* VARIANT[TM] Beta Thai Short Assay
* VARIANT[TM] Alpha Thal Short Assay
* VARIANT[TM] Hemoglobinopathy Assay
* VARIANT[TM] Sickle Cell Short Assay
* VARIANT[TM] Library of Abnormal Hemoglobinopathy
Nucleic Acid Testing:
* mDx Analyte Specific Reagents
* Hereditary Hemochromatosis[double dagger]
* VARIANT[TM]nbs Sickle Cell Program Reorder Pack
* VARIANT[TM]nbs Newborn Screening System
* VARIANT[TM] Sickle Cell Short Assay
* Neowash 1575/DBS remover and plate washer
* Quantase[TM] Microplate Assays
* Total Galactose
* Galactose 1-phosphate uridyl transferase (GALT)
* Immunoreactive trypsin**
* Toxoplasmosis IgM**
** Not available in the U.S.
[dagger]The Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) process is covered by patents owned by Hoffiman-La Roche. Use of the PCR process required a license.
[double dagger]Analyte specific reagents.
HIV/HEPATITIS/SYPHILIS HIV Tests:
* HIV-1 Western blot
* HIV-2 EIA
* HIV-1/HIV-2 PLUS O EIA
* Multispot HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Test
* HBsAg EIA 3.0
* HBsAg Confirmatory Assay 3.0
* MONOLISA[TM] Anti-HBs
* MONOLISA[TM Anti-IIBc
* MONOLSA[TM Anti-HBc Igm
MONOLISA[TM] ANTI-HBc Igm
* MONOLISA[TM] ANTI-HAV
* MONOLISA[TM] Anti-HAV IgM
* Ortho[R] HCV EIA
* Ortho[R] RIBA HCV 3.0
INFECTIOUS DISEASE STDS
* Chlamydia EIA
* Chlamydia DFA
* Culture Confirmation
* 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
* Toxo IgG EIA
* Toxo IgMEIA
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Tests:
* CMV IgM EIA
* CMV IgG EIA
* Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) EIA
* Rotavirus EIA
* VZV IgG EIA
* Mumps IgG EIA
* Measles IgG EIA
* EBV-VCA IgG EIA
* EBV-VCA IgM EIA
* EBNA IgG EIA
* Pneumocystis IFA
* Platelia[TM] Aspergillus EIA
* Helicobacter pylori, IgG and IgA
* Lyme Disease EIA
* Legionella - IFA
* Staphylococcus - Latex Identification
* Liquichek[TM] ToRCH Plus IgG and IgM Control
* Evolis[TM] Microplate Analyzer
* PhD[TM] System IFA/EIA Processor
* Autoblot 3000
* Microplate Washers
* Microplate Readers
* Microplate Incubators
* Microplate Pipettors/Diluters
* Microplate Manager Software 5.0
Assay Kits (HPLC and/or Column Tests) for:
* Catecholamine and Metanephrine Analysis ALA/PBG Anlaysis
* Homocysteine by HPLC*
Assay Kits (Immunoassay) for:
Homocysteine by EIA*
*Not available in the U.S.
THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING AND TOXICOLOGY
TOX/See[TM] rapid urine screen test for:
* Tricyclic antidepressants
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 250 different control products to monitor more than 500 analytes; (2) Our innovative Unity[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
* Unity Real Time[TM] Premier Quality Control Data Management Software
* Unity Desktop[TM] Basic Quality Control Data Management Software
* UnityWeb[TM] Internet Based Quality Control Data Management Software
Westgard Advisor[TM] Automatic QC rule selection module
* Connectivity Solutions: Direct Connect[TM], Soft Connect[TM] and WebConnect[TM]
* QCNet[TM] Internet QC Portal
* Unity[TM] Interlaboratory Program
External Quality Assurance Services (EQAS) Comprehensive external quality assessment programs for Clinical Chemistry, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Immunoassay, Tumor Markers Hemoglobin, and Immunology. Reports provide individual statistical analysis and peer group comparisons. Electronic data submission available.
* Liquichek[TM] ANA Control, Homogeneous Pattern
* Liquichek[TM] ANA Control, Speckled Pattern
* Liquichek[TM] ANA Control, Nucleolar Pattern
* Liquichek[TM] ANA Control, Centromere Pattern
* Liquichek[TM] ANA Control, Mitotic Spindle Pattern
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-SS-B Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-SS-A Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-Sm Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-RNP Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-Scl-70 Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-nDNA Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-Mitochondrial Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti-Smooth Muscle Control
* Liquichek[TM] Autoimmune Negative Control
* Liquichek[TM] Anti Control Set, Positive (Homogeneous, Speckled, Centromere and Nucleolar Patterns)
CARDIAC ASSESSMENT CONTROLS
* Liquichek[TM] Cardiac Markers Plus Control
* Liquichek[TM]Cardiac Markers Plus Control LT
* Liquichek[TM] Cardiac Markers Control
* Liquichek[TM] Cardiac Markers Control LT
* Liquichek[TM] CK/LD Isoenzyme Control
* Liquichek[TM] Homocysteine Control
* Lyphochek[R] Coagulation Control
* Liquichek[TM] D-dimer Control
* Lyphochek[R] Hemostasis Control
* Lyphochek[R] Diaberes Control
* Lyphochek[R] Hemoglobin A1 C Linearity Set
* Lyphochek[R] Hemoglobin A2 Control
* Meter Trax[TM] Control
* Lyphochek[R] Urine Toxicology Control
* Liquichek[TM] Qualitative Urine Toxicology Control
* Liquichek[TM] Urine Toxicology Negative Control
* Liquichek[TM] Urine Toxicology Screen Controls for FPIA Screening Methods: Levels S1, S2, S3, S1 Low Opiate, S2 Low Opiate and Negative Control
* Liquichek[TM] Urine Toxicology Screen Controls for EIA Screening Methods: Levels S1S, S2S, S1E Low Opiate, S2E, Low Opiate, S1E, S2E and Negative Control
* Liquichek[TM] Urine Toxicology Confirmatory Controls: Levels, C1, C2, C3,C4, C2 Low Opiate C3 Low Opiate and Negative Control
* Blind Performance Specimens
* Blind Performance Specimen, Abnormal for Specimen Validity
* Liquichek[TM] Hematology Control (A)
* Liquichek[TM] Rericulocyte Control (A) for Abbott 5-part analyzers
* Liquichek[TM] Hematology Control (C)
* Liquichek[TM] Rericulocyte Control for Beck-man-Coulter 5-part differential analyzers
* Liquichek[TM] Hematology-16 Control
* Liquichek[TM] Hematology-16T Control for Sysmex[TM] cell counters (3-part differential analyzers)
* Liquichek[TM] Hematology-8 Control
* Liquichek[TM] Sedimentation Rate Control
* Liquichek[TM] and-Lyphochek[R] Immunoassay Plus Controls (Liquid and Lyophilized)
* Liquichek[TM] Specialtry Immunoassay Control
* Lyphochek[R] Tumor Marker Control
* Lyphochek[R] Anemia Control
* Lyphochek[R] Hypertension Markers Control
* Lyphochek[R] Maternal Serum Control
* Lyphochek[R] Fertility Control
* Liquichek[TM Immunology Control
* Lyphochek[R] Immunology Plus Control
* Liquichek[TM] Elevated CRP Control
* Liquichek[TM] Rheumatoid Factor Control
* Liquichek[TM] Spinal Fluid Control
INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROLS
Blood Virus Controls:
* VIROTROL[R] I
* VIROTROL[R] II
* VIROTROL[R] III
* VIROTROL[R] IV
* VIROTROL[R] HIV-2
* VIROTROL[R] HAV-IgM
* VIROTROL[R] HBc-IgM
* VIROTROL[R] HBcAg
* Amphchek[TM] Swab CT/GC Controls, Amplified
* Amplichek[TM] Swab CT/GC Controls, Non-Amplified
* Amplichek[TM] Urine CT/GC Controls
* AmpliTrol[R] CT/GC
* AmpliTrol[R] HPV
* VTROTROL[R] Syphilis Total
* VIROTROL[R] RPR Panel
* Liquichek[TM] ToRCH Plus Control
* Liquichek[TM] ToRCH Plus IgM Control
* VIROTROL[R] ToRCH
* VIROTROL[R] ToRCH-M
* VIROCLEAR[R] ToRCH
* VIROTROL[R] MuMZ[TM]
* VIROCLEAR[R] MuMZ[TM]
Seroconversion and Antigen Panels:
* Liquichek[TM] Rubella Seroconversion Panels
* Liquichek[TM] HIV-1 Seroconversion Panels
* Liquichek[TM] Hepatitis C Virus Seroconversion Panels
* Liquichek[TM] Hepatitis A Virus Seroconversion Panels
* Liquichek[TM] Hepatitis B Virus Seroconversion Panels
* Liquichek[TM] Cytomegalovirus Seroconversion Panels
* Liquichek[TM] Rubeola Seroconversion Panels
* Liquichek[TM] HTV-1 Antigen Panels
* VIROTROL[R] WNV
* VIROTROL[R] EBV
* VIROCLEAR[R] EBV
* VIROTROL[R] Lyme
* CryptoTrol[TM] LX
BLOOD GAS CONTROLS
* Liquichek[TM] Blood Gas Control
* Liquichek[TM] Blood Gas Plus E Control
* Liquichek[TM] Blood Gas Plus EGL Control
* Liquichek[TM] Blood Gas Plus CO-Oximeter Controls (Bayer, IL, IL Synthesis, Radiometer)
SERUM CHEMISTRY CONTROLS
* Liquid Multiqual[R] (Assayed and Unassayed)
* Lyphochek[R] Assayed Chemistry Control
* Liquichek[TM] and Lyphochek[R] Unassayed Chemistry Controls
* Liquichek[TM] Lipids Control
* Liquichek[TM] Pediatric Control
* Liquichek[TM] Ethanol/Ammonia Control
* Liquichek[TM] Whole Blood Volatiles Control
* Liquichek[TM] Serum Volatiles Control
* Lyphochek[R] Endocrine Control
* Lyphochek[R] Urine Metals Control
* Lyphochek[R] Whole Blood Metals Control
* Lyphochek[R] Urine Bone Markers Control
* Lyphochek[R] Whole Blood Control
* Lyphochek[R] Elevated Immunosuppressant Control
THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING CONTROLS
* Liquichek[TM] and Lyphochek[R] Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Controls
* Lyphochek[R] Drug Free Serum
* Lyphochek[R] Benzo/TCA Controls (Sets A and B)
* qUAntify[R] Control
* qUAntify[R] Plus Control
* Liquichek[TM] Urinalysis Control URINE CHEMISTRY CONTROLS
* Lyphochek[R] Quantitative Urine Control
* Liquichek[TM] Urine Chemistry Control
BLOODCENTER of WISCONSINTM
BLOODCENTER OF WISCONSIN DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES
P.O. Box 2178
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2178
638 N. 18 St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233-2121
Phone: (800) 245-3117
BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that has performed esoteric reference testing since 1947.
The hallmark of its Diagnostic Laboratories is innovation in translating scientific knowledge into advanced diagnostics.
Areas of expertise include:
* JAK-2 Quantitative Analysis
* Engraftment Assessment for Transplant
* Platelet and Neutrophil Antibody
* von Willebrand Disease
BloodCenter of Wisconsin is accredited by AABB, ASHI, CLIA and Medicare, and holds Florida, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania licenses.
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BRANAN MEDICAL CORPORATION
10015 Muirlands Rd., Suite C Irvine, CA 92618
Toll Free: (866) 468-3287
Phone: (949) 598-7166
Fax: (949) 598-7167
Branan Medical is a leading manufacturer of innovative and quality drugs-of-abuse test products including:
* OrateetPIus[TM], combines drug and alcohol tests in one device
* Oratect[R] III, the only one-step oral fluid device
* "CLIA-waived" Fastect[R] II dipstick tests
* "CLIA-waived" ToxCup[R] test cups
* "CLIA-waived" QuickTox[R] dipcard tests
* Monitect[R] cassette tests
* Intect[R] 7 urine adulteration tests
Integrated adulteration tests are available in the cassette, dipcard and test cup products. Branan Medical is a FDA registered, ISO and CMDCAS certified company. All products are CE marked.
CAROLINA LIQUID CHEMISTRIES CORP.
510W. Central, Suite C
Brea, CA 92821
Toll Free: (800) 471-7272
Fax: (714) 529-7170
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, hsCRP, Lp(a), HbA1c, and Drugs of Abuse for all open chemistry analyzers.
20 Glover Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: (203) 822-9800
Fax: (203) 822-9820
Phone: (203) 822-9800
Centerchem's Biochemicals and Diagnostics Division offers a diverse selection of assays for coagulation and fibrinolysis diagnostics as well as specialty biochemicals. The PEFAKIT[R] line of test kits from Pentapharm, Ltd. includes assays for PiCT[R], APC-R Factor V Leiden, Factor XIII, Reptilase[R] and TAFI. With the addition of the QUIKCOAG[TM] line of PT, APTT and Fibrinogen Reagents and Controls, we now offer a broader range of laboratory assays. We also distribute bulk specialty biochemicals for the research, development and production of in vitro diagnostic products and pharmaceuticals. These include highly purified snake venom proteins, peptide substrates, synthetic and natural protease inhibitors and PRIONEX[R], The BSA Alternative[TM]
CIPHERGEN BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
6611 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, California 94555
Toll Free: (888) 864-3770
Phone: (510) 505-2100
CLEVELAND CLINIC REFERENCE LABORATORY
9500 Euclid Ave. L15
Cleveland, OH 44195
Toll Free: (800) 628-6816
Phone: (216) 444-4835
Cleveland Clinic Reference Laboratory has offered the highest quality laboratory testing services for 25 years. With a complete menu of testing from the common to the esoteric, we provide reference laboratory services for Cleveland Clinic, a world-class hospital and health system, and community-based hospital and health care initiatives across the United States.
Superior customer service and comprehensive consultation services from Cleveland Clinic laboratory professionals and clinical specialists are available around the clock, seven days a week.
Our technicians, administrators and physicians are dedicated to providing quality patient care in the most cost-efficient way to meet the demands of today's health care professionals. We pride ourselves on our ability to integrate technology with professional expertise to deliver state-of-the-art reference laboratory services backed by Cleveland Clinic's international reputation for excellence.
Cleveland Clinic Reference Laboratory is equipped with leading-edge diagnostic instrumentation and is staffed by committed professionals who are here to serve our customers with the latest testing and the most rapid and accurate turnaround available.
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CLINICAL SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
20940 East Mewes Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
Toll Free: (800)570-0474
Toll Free: (800)570-0474
PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CLIN1 -Laboratory is our top selling Windows based LIS and is one component of CLINI Suite. Our CLIN1 Suite is a multi-disciplined information management solution for laboratory, radiology, nursing, pharmacy and therapy. CLIN1 Suite is your gateway to EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Contact us today to arrange a Demonstration of our CLIN1 products.
2411 E. Graves Ave., Suite 1
Orange City, FL 32763
Toll Free: (800) 487-5227
ClinLab's LIS redefines productivity for laboratory technologists; empowering your organization with key information and outreach capabilities. ClinLab products fully integrate with the most popular EMR Systems, Analyzers, and Practice Management Systems. Built on best of breed technology, ClinLab products deliver rock solid performance and maximum return on investment. WebLab, our browser-based offering provides your clients with real-time access to results, order entry, and patient demographics. WebLab integrates seamlessly with your existing laboratory software, or may be implemented as a stand-alone solution.
11575 Main Street, Suite 400
Broomfield, CO 80020
Toll Free: (800) 729-5661 x180
Corgenix develops, manufactures and markets a range of unique, clinical laboratory diagnostic products suitable for the worldwide healthcare market. The REAADS product range of ELISA based assays, using proprietary technology, focuses on the diagnosis and management of selected autoimmune, vascular and liver disorders, such as antiphospholipid syndrome and von Willebrand disease. Corgenix recently received FDA clearance to market its AspirinWorks[R] Test. The AspirinWorks[R] Test is an ELISA to determine levels of 11-Dehydro Thromboxane B2 (11 dhTxB2) in human urine, a proven marker of platelet response to aspirin ingestion.
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DATA INNOVATIONS, INC.
120 Kimball Ave. Suite 100
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 658-2850
Sales: (802) 264-3470
Data Innovations, Inc. offers the most complete middleware system in the market to manage laboratory operations, including pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical sample processing and non clinical tasks such as equipment maintenance and specimen archiving. Instrument Manager[TM] (IM) is available independent of instrument or LIS vendor, laboratory department, and clinical discipline. Most recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted 501(k) clearance to Instrument Manager for use in blood banking environments. FDA clearance demonstrates IM's product excellence and the comprehensive systems in place to develop and support it.
Toll Free: (800) 526-5224
DiaPharma Group Inc. distributes diagnostic kits, analyzers, bioreagents and chromogenic substrates for research and clinical applications in the fields of Thrombosis and Hemostasis.
* Technothrombin[R] TGA and Coamatic[R] FVIII, ideal tools for thrombophilia and hemophilia.
* Coatest[R] APC Resistance and Coatest[R] APC Resistance V for the phenotype and genotype screening of APC Resistance.
* Coamatic[R] Antithrombin, an anti-FXa-based assay ideal for use on automated instruments.
* DiaPharma Factor X for monitoring warfarin patients with falsely elevated INRs
DIAGNOSTIC CHEMICALS LIMITED
160 Christian Street
Toll Free: (800) 325-2436
For over three decades, Diagnostic Chemicals Limited (DCL) has been a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and supply of innovative reagents and assay systems to the IVD industry. DCL's expansive offering of rapid tests and liquid stable chemistry reagents, enhanced by our unique L3K[R] technology, benefits medical laboratory professionals in physician's office, research, hospital, veterinary testing and reference laboratories alike. Recently introduced products include our new Calcium L3K[R], Enzymatic Creatinine, c-Reactive Protein (CRP), Total Bilirubin L3K[R] and ISE reagents.
An extensive listing of instrument applications is readily available for a number of chemistry analyzers, along with a comprehensive line of supporting products, including quality control materials and programs, standard materials, calibration materials and linearity/reference materials.
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DIAGNOSTICA STAGO INC.
Five Century Drive Parsippany, NJ 07054
Toll Free: (800) 222-COAG (2624)
STA[R] 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 Evolution[R] Hemostasis System
- fully automated, high-throughput analyzer with robotic capabilities and cap-piercing option for closed vial sampling.
* STA Compact[R] Hemostasis Systemfully-automated, medium-throughput analyzer with cap-piercing option for closed vial sampling.
* STA Compact[R] CT Hemostasis Systems
- fully automated. Low volume analyzer that performs clotting assays.
* STart[R] 4 Hemostasis Systems - semiautomated, 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)
* Lupus Anticoagulants (Staclot[R] LA)
* Protein S Antigen (Total)
* ATIII Antigen
Plasma FDP, FS Test, Asserachrom[R] series (ELISA assays) for HPIA (Heparin Platelet Factor 4 Induced Antibodies), tPA, PF4, b-TG, Protein S (Free & Total), vWF, Protein C, Factor IX:Ag
Research Use Only
Staclot[R] VII a -rTF, Liatest[R] Assay for FM (Fibrin Monomer), C4b-BP and B2GP-1, Stachrom Heparin Cofactor II and PAI, As-serachrom[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 and antibodies to B2GP1.
A Subsidiary of IVAX Diagnostics, Inc.
2140 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Toll Free: (800) 327-4565
Phone: (305) 324-2300
Fax: (305) 324-2585
Diamedix Corporation ... We Are ... Autoimmune, Infectious Disease and Fully Automated Instrumentation. With nearly 50 immunosimplicity[R] and other branded Autoimmune and Infectious Disease Test Kits available, and Fully Automated Instrumentation options that provide a variation of simplified software, custom programmability, and true 'walkaway' capability, Diamedix Corporation is a complete, one-stop-shop available to satisfy all of your laboratory needs.
1951 Northwestern Ave.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Toll Free: (800) 328-1482
DiaSorin a world leader in immunodiagnostics and dedicated to meeting the needs of today's clinical laboratories. DiaSorin manufactures reagents for in vitro diagnostics. DiaSrin is at the forefront in the fields of infectious diseases, endocrinology, hepatitis and autoimmunity.
The LIAISON[R] delivers a maximum throughput of 180 tests per hour with a time to first result as soon as 17 minutes. Select assays including 25-OH Vitamin D, Treponema, Borrelia burgdorferi and DIRECT Renin give the laboratory some of the only automated assays available today.
Partners in Patient Care
A Genzyme Business
115 Summit Dr.
Exton, PA 19341
Toll Free: (800) 999-6578
Fax: (610) 594-8585
Providing economical replacement products to the chemistry lab.
* Specialized Controls
* Linearity Verifiers
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 BIOSCIENCES, INC.
22 Alpha Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824 USA
Toll Free: (800) 305-0197
Phone: (978) 250-7000
Fax: (978) 250-7090
ESA--the total solution for blood lead testing
The CLIA-waived LeadCare[R] II makes blood lead testing easy:
* Reimbursable (CPT 83655)
* Results in 3 minutes
* Only 2 drops of blood
* Accuracy you can count on
ESA provides innovative solutions for every blood lead test volume: fast, accurate on-the-spot lead testing enables better outcomes and improved results for your laboratory.
EUROIMMUN US LLC
429 Rockaway Valley Rd.
Boonton Twp, NJ 07005
Toll Free: (800) 913-2022
Phone: (973) 402-6101
Fax: (973) 402-2677
EUROIMMUN US[R] product menu is comprised of autoimmune and infectious disease test kits and instrumentation. The assays are available in IFA, EIA, and by membrane technology formats.
The Multiplexing IFA products utilize the unique, proprietary Biochip[TM] Mosaic where multiple substrates, each optimally fixed, are brought together in one well. The choice of substrates in the well is not limited to those listed in the EUROIMMUN catalog, but may be customized to the laboratory's own requirements.
The slides are processed utilizing the TITER-PLANE[TM] technique resulting in test run standardization, speed and throughput--rivaling automated processing systems. The ELISHA autoimmune assays are available for lgA, lgG, and IgM testing. The routine and many of the esoteric infectious disease test assays in many parameters. Avidity testing is available for a number of the infectious disease assays. Euroimmun's Lyme VLsE reduces the possibility of false negatives early in the disease. Our HSV 1& 2 kits are able to western blots and Eurolines often contain the natural antigen with addition of a recornbinant chip ro maximize the utility and detection of the assay and complement the IFA and ELA assays to produce a complete a complete picture for patient care.
Available Instrumentation includes a TED microscope for IFA work which is safer and offers substantial ongoing cost saving vs. mercury: the EUROIMMUN Analyzer I ELA Processors features our unique software offering throughput and versatility: a Scanner, camera Systems, and Computer archiving of blots and Eurolines.
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1073 Progress way
Cypress, CA 90630
Toll Free: LAB (800) 838-4548
phone: (714) 220-1900
Website: WWW.focusdx. com
Focus Diagnostics is a full-spectrum resource for infectious disease diagnodtic testing. Focus' reference Laboratory provides infectious disease and autoimmune referral testing services to hospitals ands laboratories throughout US.Focus also manufactures diagnostic products, including new Plexus[TM] mutiplex mimunoas say panels, HerpeSelect [R] Type-Specific HSV serology kits, DxSelect West Nile Virus and other products that aer distributed worldwide. Focus is ISO Certified.
Over 1,200 tests and panels to support diagnosis and monitoring in key diease catatgories:
*Autoimmune & Newropathy
Diagnostic serology test kits and reagebnts for infectious diease including:
*Plexus [TM] Muti-Analyte Immunoassay Panels
*HerpeSelect [R] ELISA and Immunoblot
*West Nile Virus DxSelect[TM] ELISA
*Histoplasma [tm] ELISA
*Dengue fever ELISA*
*Anaplamsa, Babesia Ehrlichia IFA*
, *Chlamydia MIF*
(*For research use or Analyte Specific reagent. Analytical and performance characeristics have not been established.)
10210 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Toll Free: (800) 523-5001
Website: WWW.GEN-PROBE. com
Gen-probe sees things from a different point of view. We imagine. We innovate. And we solve, We continue to break boundaries in molecular diagnostics. We are a company of individuals that believes with a passion that collectively we are making a difference. Every day. Everywhere. Experience the power to look Deeper with Gen-Probe.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
APTIMA COMBO 2[R] ASSAY
Seconds-generation nucleic acid amplification test uses target capture for in vitro qualitative detection and differentiation of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) for cblamydia trachomatis (CT)
and Neisseria gonorrboeae (GC)
*Sensitivity superior to culture for CT(1)
*Decects CT and GC in a single tube.
APTIMA[R] CT ASSAY
and APTIMA[R] GC Asssy
Individual assays targeting different regions of rRNA from ARTIMA COMBO 2.
*performance equivalent to APTIMA COMBO 2 Assay.
*CDCguideliness recommend that positive NAAT results be retested using a test that targets a different region than the primary test.
APTIMA[R] Collection Devices
APTIMA[R] assays utilize the same superior technology and offer the widest range specimen choices CT and/or GC testing.
*Patient-Collected or Clinician-collected Vaginal Awab
*Thinprep[R] Liquid pap Specimen
APTIMA[R] General Purpose Reagents (GPR)
May ube used to facilitate laboratory developed tests by CLIA Certified high complexity or research laboratories and may be used for the qualitative of nucletic acid based analytes.
*Reagent configuration similar to APTIMA Assays.
*Compatibity with DTS[R] Systems.
APTIMA[R] Analyte Specific Reagents (ASR)
For detection of Trichomonas vaginals.
*Trichonas Vaginals is the most common non-viral STD.
Offers a full line of non-amplified DNA probe assays for CT and GC.
*Raliable and cost-effective results for CT/GC testing.
AMPLIFIED MTD(R) (Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct) Test
Direct target-amplified nucleic acid probe test for the in vitro diagnostic detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex rRNA.
*First FDA-approoved directs test for helping to diagnose smear-positive and smear-nagative speciments.
*Test results available in a day compared to weeks for culture.
Offers definitive identification of the most commonly isolated mycobacteria.
*Deliver definitive results from a sigle colony or from media in only 50 minutes.
*identifies Mycobacterium avium, M.intracelulare, M.avium complex, M.gordonae, M. kansasii, and M.tuberculosis complex.
GASDirect[R] Assay for group A Sterptococcus
DNA probe assay uses nucleic acid hybridization for the qualitative detection of group A streptococcal RNA directly from throat swabs.
*Can be uses as a stand-alone test or to back up negative rapid antigen assays.
*Same-day results, versus two to three days for culture.
*higher sensitivity that rapid direct antigen tests(2)
ACCUPROBE[R] Group A Streptococcus and Group B Streptococcus test Culture Identification Tests
Rapid DNA probe test uses nucleic acid hybridization for the identification of group A streptococcus and group B streptococcus from culture.
*Sensitivity and specificity comparable to standard culture identification (3,4)
*Eliminates need for secondary culture.
FUNGI AND BACTERIA
ACCUPROBE[R] Culture Identification Tests
Offer definitive identification of the most commonly isolated fungi and bacteria.
*Same system used for mycobacterial identification:all tests follow a standard format and use common reagents.
*Identification of Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis and Histoplasma capsulatum.
*Identification of Campylobacter, Enterococcus, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A strep), Streptococcus agalactiae (group B strep), Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrboeae, Stapbylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Strerptococcus pneumononiae.
APTIMA [R] HCV RNA Qualitative Assay
An in vitro target amplification-based nucleic acid probe test that detects HCV RNA in human plasma and serum utilizing Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA). The assay is indicted for use with specimens from the following populations:
*Individuals with antibody evidence of HCV infection with evidence of liver disease.
*Individuals suspected to be actively infected with HCV with evidence.
Detection of HCV RNA is evidence of active HCV infection.
APTIMA[R] HIV-1 RNAQualitative Assay
An in victro nucleic acid assay system for the detection of HIV-I in human plasma. It is intended for use as an aid the diagnosis of HIV-I infection, including acute or primary infection. Presence of HIV-I RNA in the plasma of patients without antibodies to HIV-I is indicative of acute or primary HIV-I infection.
The assay may also be used as an additional test, when it is reactive, to confirm HIV-I infection in an individual whose specimen is repeatedly reactive for HIV-I antibodies.
TIGRIS[R] DTYS[R] System
*The only automated system that is truly automated for all phases of molecular diagnostics testing
*Offers full automation for sample preparation, sample processing, and results analysis.
*Provides true walk-away freedom that dramatically increase laboratory efficiency. Reduces ergonomic injuries, human error, labor costs, lab space and time-to-results.
*eliminates awab expression, vortexing/centrifugation, sample sorting and manual pipetting.
*Features exclusive Gen-Probe direct tube sampling (DTS) technology to eliminate sample cap removal.
*Streamlines sample processing by combining Gen-Probe DTS technology with sample preparation system.
*Exclusive penetrable cap minimizes contamination.
*Ten-tube unit design reduces splash and enables all reactions to occur a single tube.
*Solutions for high-,medium-, and low-volume laboratories:
*DTS 800 System-800 results in 8 hours.
*DTS 400 System-400 results in 8 hours.
Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) Targeting
The Gen-Probe patented rRNA targeting technology is easy to perform and provides in-solution reactions that result in nucleic acid assays with higher sensitivity due to the increased cellular copy levels of rRNA versus DNA. In addition, this technology also produces higher specificity over both broad and narrow phylogenetic ranges due to Gen-Probe's unique ability to "dial in" on the desired detection sequences for its assays.
Proprietary sample preparation technology uses oligonucleotides and magnetic microparticles to isolate target nucleic acid for amplification and to eliminate potentially inhibiting substances.
Superior amplification technology targets RNA or DNA sequences. Ten billion-fold amplification is achieved in less than one hour.
Hybridization Protection Assay (HPA)
Uses a specific DNA probe that hybridizes with the nucleic acid target. Emits a chemiluminescent signal for ease of detection and differentiation.
Dual Kinetic Assays (DKA)
Extends the power of HPA by allowing the simultaneous detection of two analytes in a single specimen.
For information on Gen-Probe's scientific publications and posters, please access
References: 1.APTIMA COMBO 2[R] Assay for in vitro diagnostic use [package insert]. San Diego, Ca: Gen-Probe Incorporated; 2005. 2. Group A Streptococcus Direct Test [package insert], San Diego,CA: Gen-Probe Incorporated; 2004. 3. AccuProbe [R] group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test [package insert]. San Diego, CA: Gen-Probe Incorporated; 2001.4. AccuProbe[R] group A Streptococcus Culture identification Test [package insert]. san Diego, CA: Gen- Probe Incorporated; 2001.
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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HEX LABORATORY SYSTEM has been in the LIS business since 1981. LAB/HEX is an LIS flexible enough for the most unique needs...and the most common.
HEX supplies LAB/HEX to independent laboratories, molecular diagnostic labs, verterinary labs, large clinics. and small Billing is optional with electronic billing, remittance and many other features.
LabCentral (WWW.labcentral. net) is our wed based module providing orders, results and reports via the internet Fully HIPAA compliant and secure, LabCentral can be used with any LIS.
Flexibility and unlimited expandability allows LAB/HEX to be an excellent value for all sizes of laboratories. standard results, narrative results, image capture, analyzer interfaces, PMS/EMR/HIS interfaces, faxing, multiple report formats and many more features are available.
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Irvine, CA 92618
Toll Free: (888) 903-5001
Phone: (949) 453-0500
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Technical information Toll Free: (800) 903-5001
Manufacturer of the most innovative hematology instruments throughout the world, HORIBAABX Diagnostics possesses a strong global identify of financial strength and security through its directs relationship with parents company, HORIBA Ltd., japan. recognized in over 140 countries across 5 continents, joint efforts with 38 companies of varying strengths in developing semiconductors, analytical and measurement system demonstrates a perpetual strive for excellence with a mission that involves,
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HORIBAABX can offer a more simplified solution to your everyday analysis process with advanced-automation and precision that enables the lab to benefit from greater productivity. The low-volume solution is met with the Micros 60 series analyzer- reliability and simplicity are the trademarks that separate this 3-part DIFF from the competition. Distinguishable with a choice of four (4) industry-coded scrub colors combined with a powerful "Middleware" date management solution. High-volume solutions can be met with any of the Pentra-series analyzers, integrating touchscreen capability with automatic validation features along with walk-away capabilities that are becoming more the "preferred choices" for today's lab environments.
The newest Micros CRP200 introduces Hybrid synergy[TM], a revolutionary technology combinding CBC and CRP analysis for stat results within 4.5 minutes. The first-to-market analyzer delivering simultaneous CBC and CRP results from a single 18uL draw of WHOLE BLOOD! Immediate CRP analysis can assist in the diagnosis of an early acute phase to an inflammatory process.
Lab productivity is enhanced with the inception of workflow optimization. The Pentra 400 Clinical Chemistry system, an innovative design features the benchtop, small footprint concept targeted for low-to-moderate volume laboratories and as a backup alternative for high-volume esoteric testing. The Pentra 400 delivers simplified QC and patient data management with touch screen capability. Quality results are produced from precision analysis of up to 420 test/hr. utilizing a well-designed combination of 52 on-board reagent positions capable of delivering BMP panel in less than 7.5 minutes! This Flexible analyzer delivers continuous, and rules-based results validation-all engineered to simplify the sampling process and enhance lab productivity.
9779 Business Park Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95827
Toll Free: (800) 405- 3600
Phone: (248) 305- 6110
Technical Information Toll Free: (800) 251- 5115
Phone: (916) 363- 2649
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GEMD Ltd., represents all of the IMMUNOCONCEPTS products.
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IMPAC MEDICAL SYSTEMS
Toll Free: (888) GO_LMPAC
IMPAC PowerPath IMPAC's laboratory information management system for anatomic pathology, streamlines workflow and daily operations for laboratories offering surgical pathology, cytology, dermatopathology, and autopsy services. With more than 400 installations worldwide, PowerPath offers unmatched performance in managing anatomic pathology laboratories in hospitals, medical centers, reference labs, and academic facilities.
IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc., an Elekta company, provides healthcare information technology(IT) solutions that streamline clinical and business operations across the spectrum of cancer care. IMPAC's open integration to multiple healthcare data and imaging systems offers oncology-specific patient charting and practice management, as well as best-of-breed systems for anatomic pathology, clinical laboratory and cancer registry
INOVA DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
9900 Old Grove Road
San Diego, CA, 92131-1638, USA
Toll Free: (800) 545-9495
Phone: (858) 586-9900
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INVERNESS MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL DIAFNOSTICS-POINT OF CARE
Toll Free: (800) 637-3717
Fax: (800) 637-3827
The body talks. We translate.
Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics' Point of Care Division offers a full line of rapid tests for laboratories where delivery of fast, accurate results is critical. With patented, innovative patient care in a wide range of treatment areas, such as respiratory health, enteric disease, women's health, and sexually transmitted disease. We offer tests under the BinaxNOW[R], Acceava[R], Clearview[R], and BioStar[R] OIA[R] brands, and recently launched Malaria, HIV 1/2. and Shigatoxin rapid tests. Visit our website or call your local distributor to find out more
DIVISION OF IRIS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
9158 Eton Avenue
Toll Free: (800) 776-47 47
Phone: (818) 709-1244
Fax: (818) 700-9661
The IQ[R] Series of automated urinalysis microscopy systems analyze unspun urine specimens using Iris Diagnostics' patented flow-imaging microscopy and advanced particle recognition (APR[TM]) software. The iQ SPRINT[TM] and ELITE[R] systems connect to the AUTION MAX[R] AX-4280 Urine Chemistry Analyzer (AX-4280) to create fully Automated Complete Urinalysis[TM] Workcells.
The iQ[R]SPRINT[TM] System is the world's fastest, complete urinalysis system. The system fully automates urine microscopy and chemistry processing at at 101 samples per hour.
The iQ[R]ELITE[TM] System is the perfect workcell for medium volume laboratory urinalysis workloads at 70 samples per hour. It enhances workflow, standardizes process with complete image analysis and virtually eliminates manual microscopy.
The iQ[R]SELECT[TM] System combines the automated microscopy technology from Iris Diagnostics with the new iChem[R]100[TM] semi-automated chemistry analyzer. This system processes 40 samples per hour and is perfect for lower volume laboratories.
IRIS SAMPLE PROCESSING(STATSPIN)
60 Glacier Drive
Westwood, MA. 02090-1825
Toll free: (800) STATSPIN
Somce 1984, Iris Sample Processing has simplified and accelerated sample preparation in hospitals, stat labs, clinics, and physicians' offices around the world. Iris Sample Processing manufactures innovative centrifuges and blood analysis products such as the StatSpin Express 3, primary tube centrifuges that separate serum or plasma in just 2 minutes and a wide selection of sample collection and processing devices.
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KAMIYA BIOMEDICAL COMPANY
12779 Gateway Dr.
Seattle, WA 98168
Toll Free: (800) 526-4925
Fox: (206) 575-8094
LIQUID IMMUNOASSAY REAGENTS
For chemistry Analyzers(TM)
Insulin Total IgE HbAlc High-Sensitive Microalbumin Cystatin C Fructosmine
SERUM PROTEIN ASSAYS
*1 acid glycoprotein
*Apo AI, Apo B
*Apo AII, Apo E
*Apo CII, Ao CIII C3 and C4
*IgA, IgG, IgM
Boise Research Center
12554 West Bridger St.
Boise, ID 83713
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Phone: (208) 3777-4800
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From more than 20 years, KRONUS[R] has worked in partnership with leading research and developmental scientists focusing efforts on offering highly-sensitive and specific immunoassay test kits to aid in the diagnosis and management of various autoimmune diseases. Test kits encompassing both routine and esoteric testing applications are now available... all exhibiting the exceptional performance and convenience that have become synonymous with the KRONUS[R] name.
GLURAMIC ACID DECARBOXYLASE
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ELISA kit, 96 wells
Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 and 500 tubes
Calibrators and Controls included
IA-2 ANTIBODY KITS
*ELIZA kit, 96 wells
*Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 tubes
*Calibrators and Controls included
INSULIN AUTOANTIBODY KITS
* Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 and 6500 tubes
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CLUTAMIC ACID DECARBOXYLASE
*ELISA kit, 96 wells
*Calibrators and Controls included
*Radioimmunoassay kits, 50 and 100 tubes
*Calibrators and Controls included
ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR AUTO-ANTIBODY (AChRAb) KITS--BINDING AND BLOCKING
The KRONUS Acetylcholine Receptor BINDING and BLOCKING Autoantibody test kits utilize an I(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(125) tracer/receptor preparation is stable for up to 14 days.
*Radioreceptor kits, 25, 50 and 100 tubes
*ELISA Kit, 96 Wells
VOLTAGE-GATED CALCIUM CHANNEL (VGCC) ANTIBODY KITS
*Radioimmunoassay kits, 12 and 24 tubes
TYROSINE KINASE AUTONTIBODY
SERUM THYROGLOBULIN (Tg) KITS
*Thyroglobin IRMA kits, 100 and 500 tubes
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TSH RECEPTOR AUTOANTIBODY
*Radioreceptor (RRA) kits; 30, 60 and 120 tubes
*Coated-Tube (CT) RIA kits, 60 and 120 tubes
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THYROGLOBULIN AND THYROID
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*Radioimmunoassay kits, 100 and 500 tubes
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*Dual Analyte, Tri-Level Controls
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358 South Main St,
Burlington, NC 27215
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LabCorp is one of the world's leading clinical laboratories with 36 primary testing locations and headquarters in Burlington, NC. Through a dedicated hospital service organization and integrated network of premier esoteric, genomic, and anatomic pathology laboratories, LabCorp offers a single-source reference testing solution unparalled in the industry.
*World-class Centers of Excellence
*Menu of more than 2000 assays
*Dedicated Hospital Business Group
*Outreach program support
At LabCorp, our commitment to scientific leadership ensures that client have access to industry-leading expertise and the latest developments in medical diagnostics At the core of LabCorp's approch are its world-renowned Centers of Excellence. Each Center operates as the discipline hub for performing and developing specialized tests as well as establishing best practices throughout the LabCorp network.
Infectious Disease / ViroMed laboratories
Oncology /US LABS
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8402 laurel Fair Circle, Ste. 207
Tampa, FL 33610
Toll Free: (800) 767-3279
Quality & Value-laboratory Information systems from Labsoft, Inc. since 1992. Feature-rich & customizable: order entry, draw schedule, sample tracking, resulting, reporting, printing, distribution, QC, microbiology, web access, commenting, charting, graphing & more.
Laboratory Growth & Productivity
PO Box 18
Wood river. IL 62095
Toll free: (I877) 251-9246
Pluggo is an affordable bench-top decapper providing safety and eliminating possible injury to laboratorians during decapping sample collection vials. Pluggo achieves 3,000 tubes per hour and only occupies 10 by 16inches. Serving Labs since 2002 and is supported with warranty and service contracts. GSA contracts available.
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1000 Gibraltar Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Toll Free : (800) 524-7226
Real-time delivery for immediate access to patient data
As a leader in blood glucose management, LifeScan is dedicated to advancing glycemic care. As part of its dedication, LifeScan continues to develop the products and services that will help institutions promote best practices, including fast and convenient transmission of patient data.
In the hospital, data transfer delays can slow reaction to QC problems or result in delayed charting and cost capture. To improve efficiencies, Life Scan offers One Touch(R) DataLink(R) Wireless, a scalable that provides real-time data transfer. The system sends results immediately from the One Touch(R) Flexx(TM) Meter to the one Touch(R) DataLink(R) Data Management System, improving LIS/HIS results integration and aiding in clinical decision making. One Touch (R) Data Link(R) Wireless also allows fast, flexible sharing of information throughout the healthcare system to streamline workflow and maintain accuracy.
Like all the solutions in our Integrated Intelligence(sm)O platform, OneTouch(r) DataLink(R) Wireless is part of our commitment to providing healthcare institutions with the products and technologies they need to advance care across the continuum.
6850 Southbelt Drive
Caledonia, MI 49316
Toll Free: (800) 237-3604
Sarasota, FL 34243
Toll Free: (800) 331-2716
Phone: (941) 355-3333
Mercedes Medical is the national low cost leader of quality medical supplies to the physician of fire and laboratory market's. Named by Inc.500 as one of America's fastest growing companies we are a woman-owned, dog-friendly workplace and have served over 5,000 customers since 1993. We guarantee at least a 10% savings over the competition, and we regularly bake Otis Spunkmeyer cookies in house for our customers. Attention new customers: Mention that you read about us in CLR magazine and receive an additional dozen Otis Spunkmeyer cookies upon request with your first order, for a total of two dozen!
3472 River Hills Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45244
Phone: (513) 271-3700
1202 Ann Street
Madison, WI 53713
Toll Free: (800) 399-1981
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The value of Innovation
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46360 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538
Toll Free: (800) 232-3342
Option 1: Customer Service/Order Fulfillment
Option 2: Technical Service & Support
Microgenics, now part of .Thermo Fisher Scientific, located in Fremont, CA, continues to lead the industry mometum for bringing new products to our customers. With the commitment to expanding our product lines, customer now have more technology options available.
We offer a broad menu of innovative products for:
*Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), including Immunosuppressant Diagnostics (ISD)
*Drugs of .Abuse Testing (DAT)
*Specimen Validity Tests (SVT)
*Serum Toxicology and Encocrine Assays
*Quality Controls and Calibration Verification Materials for clinical labs including software for QC and cal-ver data management.
*Microspheres, standards and particles
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 line of specimen validity tests. Our products are optimized for a wide range of analyzer. Our Technical Support team has earned an industry-wide reputation for accessibility and problem-solving tenacity.
DOCUMENT Microgenics also offers our CASCO(R) Standards product line provides calibration verification standards, controls, and data reduction services for routine quality control for the clinical chemistry laboratories. Now available is the CASCO(R) Services Web providing a flexible and on-line, anytime tool to complete calibration verification as required. Easy-to-use screens, user friendly reports with electronic storage, and email reminders and multiple security levels are some of the key features of this web-based software.
Microgenics now manufactures and supplies a wide range of MAs(R) quality control products including serum and urine chemistries controls, Immunoassay controls, Cardiac and whole blood controls, immunology/protein controls and toxicology controls. LabLink xL uses the latest web based technology for QC data management, offering instant access to peer group data, electronic data submission, and on-demand QC reports. Our newest addition to the software support tools to help with your daily QC data review including Technical Tips, guidelines and other support documents.
Our Microgenics family also includes DUKE SCIENTIFIC(R) brand of products offer in the highest quality microspheres and particles. DUKES SCIENTIFIC particles are known as an industry leader in NIST-traceable size standards and microspheres designed for research development, flow cytometry, diagnostics tests, life science research or other investigational uses.
"The Value of Innovation" - our goal to lead the industry in customer-responsive assay development, and provide quality products for human healthcare backed by an exceptionally responsive technical support team.
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A new Perspective in Diagnostics
444 Decatur Blvr Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: (317) 856-2681
az: (317) 856-3685
When accuracy means everything
Accuracy is important in all diagnostic procedures, but it is especially crucial with tests used in the diagnosis of serious diseases where the results will dictate vital treatment decisions, MiraVista draws on 30 years of antigen testing research, 19 years of antigen testing services, the experience and leadership of L. Joseph Wheat, M.D., an international authority on fungal diagnostics.
Our vision is to develop specialized test for serious infectious diseases and to provide high-quality testing with same-day services. We currently provide the following services: Histoplasma Antigen test, Blastomyces Antigen test, Platelia(R), Aspergillus Antigen test; Intraconazole, Voricaonazole and Pasaconazole blood level test.
MISYS HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
8529 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 9866) 647-9787
MP BIOMEDICALS, LLC
Irvine, CA 926 18-2005
Toll Free: (800)888-7008
Fax: (949) 260-1079
MP Biomedicals LLC was formed by acquisition and consolidation of several biomedical entities, Genelabs Diagnostic Pty Lts, SafTest Inc and Qbiogene, In. MP biomedicals LLC is a leading supplier of molecular diagnostics sample preparation systems and kits, immunoassay diagnostics kits and rapid diagnostics devices for the worldwide clinical and research laboratory marketplace. Our product offerings include the fastest and most versatile tissue homogenization and molecular biology sample preparation, FastPrep(R) family of systems and kits for DNA/RNA and protein isolation and purifications, variety of medias, PCR reagents and kits, isotopic and non isotopic immunoassays, antibodies, tracers, biochemical's and related products. Rapid test devices are available in complete panels of drugs of abuse, cardiac disease testing, turnor markets and infectious disease testing, Our full range of FISH probes comes from a recent acquisition of Obiogene span through oncology, micro-deletion probes prenatal diagnostics, whole chromosomes, arm paints, telomeres, satellites and chromosome enumeration probes as well as mouse pan chromosome probes. Our FastPrep(R) rapid homogenization and tissue lysis device allows you to process even toughest tissues like bones and tendons in 40 seconds or less. Our wide range of FastPrep(R) kits empowers you with an ability to produce highest quality genomic DNA, RNA, protein or whole viral extracts for further analysis, without worry of degradation or sample alternation. Our high quality Taq polymersis, such as Isis(R) and ArrowTaq and PCR master mixes allows you to perform high performance accurate amplifications, and our range of electrophoresis and specific labels products enables you to present your sample results with a great clarity and accuracy. MP Biomedicals LLC is the only supplier and patent holder of convenient encapsulated media for all of your microbiology needs.
All MP Biomedicals products are designed to meet or exceed your performance expectations.
FastPrep-24, FastPrep-120, BigPrep, TeenPrep and HighPrep high performance, hgih through put homogenization and cell lysis systems.
Ancient DNA, Fast DNA, Fast RNA, Fast Protein, Fast Virus, GNOME and GENECLEAN kits for DNA, RNA, protein and viral purification and separation.
Taq polymerases, Arrow Taq, Isis polymerase, PCR master-mixes and RT-PCR master-mixes and kits
Encapsulated media for microbiology
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PO Box 354
Renton, WA 98057
Toll Free: (800) 414-7169
Phone: (425) 228-4239
Fax: (800) 874-0337/(425)271-8270
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./tow.,CT, MRI, ultrasound, lithotripters, AA, GC, HPLC and GCMS.
We've been a source of quality rebuilt instruments for over 25 years. We offer reliable customer service and an unsurpassed guarantee with certified funds at time of purchase. Contact Phil Johnson at 1-800-414-7169 ext 1 or Bryan Biddulph at ext 2.
10398 Pacific Center Court
San Diego,CA 92121
Phone: (877) 626-6436
Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, Co 80206
Toll Free: (800)550-6227
Fax: (303) 270-2175
The Clinical Reference Laboratories at National Jewish are internationally known as the premier laboratory for respiratory, allergic and immunodiagnostic testing. We offer esoteric services for patient care and to support pharmaceutical and biotechnology clinical trials.
As the number one respiratory hospital for nine consecutive years (U.S. News and World Report). our research capabilities and our experience enables us to offer our clients the most advanced and accurate services available.
Our laboratories provide both general and specialized testing for clients throughout the world. We offer comprehensive, esoteric testing in the areas of:
*Infectious Disease Pharmacokinetics
In addition to these unique specialty reference laboratories, we also maintain a Core Laboratory to provide you with an extensive menu of general laboratory tests to augment your more specialized needs.
8515 Georgia Ave Ste 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Toll-free: (800) 536-NLTN (6586)
Phone: (240 485-2746
Fax: (240) 485-2700
Quality Laboratory Practice Through Continuing Education
The National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) provides quality continuing education for laboratory professionals nationwide. as a program of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), the NLTN offers laboratory training on topics of public health significance in a variety of formats, taught by expert faculty and providing nationally-recognized continuing education units. The Leading Library, online at www.nltn.org, provides training materials free of charge. Log on to www.nltn.org/courses to register for a course or access a self-study module, and find out why 40,000 of your colleagues participated in NLTN courses last year.
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1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Toll Free: (800) 52-NIKON
Fax: (631) 547-8518
Renowned worldwide for its optical technologies, Nikon Instruments is a leading supplier of microscopes and digital cameras configured for the clinical laboratory. Nikon is known not only for providing high optical performance, but also for its unmatched versatility in designing systems that provide maximum comfort over long hours in the lab. Included in Nikon's product line are the Eclipse 50i and 55i series microscopes, COOLSCOPE digital microscope systems and Digital Sight cameras.
200 Prospect Street Waltham, MA 02254
Toll Free: (800) 458-5813
3500 Corporate Parkway Center Vally, PA 18034
Toll Free: (800) 223-0125
701 Congressional Boulevard, Suite 360
Carmel, IN 46032
Ordering/Pricing Technical Information
Toll Free: (800) 856-1984
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1001 US Highway 202
Raritan, NJ 08869
Toll Free: (800) 828-6316
ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS offers a broad line of instrument systems and tests 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] Clinical Laboratory Systems have a long history of exceeding the laboratory's expectations for testing innovation and value. VITROS[R] MicroSlideTM technology continues to set new standards for reportable results efficiency with superior assay precision and streamlined testing procedures. Coupled with 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 to immunodiagnostics similar standards of superior assay precision and system performance that VITROS[R] users have come to trust in their VITROS[R] Chemistry Systems. With a consistent operator interface across VITROS[R] Systems, laboratories can now efficiently consolidate workflow, create workcells, standardize procedures and raise productivity with fewer personnel and financial resources.
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[R] 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 VITROS[R] Immunodiagnostic Products VITROS[R] HBsAg, Anti-HBs, Anti-HBc, Anti-HBc IgM, Anti-HCV, Anti-HAV Total, Anti-HAV IgM and Rubella IgG. The VITROS[R] Anti-HIV assay is pending FDA approval.
VITROS[R] 5,1 FS Chemistry System
The VITROS[R] 5,1 FS Chemistry System features Ortho-clinical Diagnostics' proven MicroSlideTM Technology for the highest reportable result efficiency and Intellichcck[R] Technology for system monitoring and advanced clot and bubble detection management and intelligent error reduction. The VITROS[R] 5,1 FS Chemistry System is the first system to support the new VITROS[R] MicroTip[TM] reagents, which orivudes an extended menu of proteins, therapeutic drugs, cardiac, diabetes and other critical assays. MicroTipTM\'99 Technology is unique in that assays are processed using disposable tips and cuvettes, which minimizes sample and reagent carryover. In addition, MicroTip [TM] Technology eliminates the maintenance and cost associated with water, plumbing, drains, fixed probes and mixing assemblies. Also new on the VITROS[R] 5,1 FS is MicroSensorTM Technology, which provides rapid (0.79 second), reagentless sample quality indices assessment and flags only impacted test results, saving time and minimizing the opportunity for reporting erroneous results. Finally, the VITROS[R] 5,1 FS System provides high capacity with 125 as-say positions (89 MicroSlide and 36 MicroTip integrated dual reagent packs may be loaded on the system). VITROS[R] is the system of choice for those looking to simplify the work of the laboratory. Recent menu additions include direct %A1C, direct TIBC, haptoglobin, homocysteine, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine metabolites, methadone, opiates, PCP, and THC.
VITROS[R] 350 Chemistry System
The VITROS[R] 350 Chemistry System utilizes proven VITROS[R] MicroSlideTM Technology and offers easy, cost effective operations. It provides high reagent and system efficiency, providing laboratories greater levels of productivity and overall performance. The System is utilized as a primary, back up or stat instrument to perform the full complement of VITROS[R] MicroSlideTM tests on a continuous basis. The VITROS[R] 350 System has unique sample processing capabilities like disposable tips, bubble and clot detection to ensure high confidence and flexibility to meet all testing needs. With the VITROS[R] 350 operators can be trained easily. The System is environmentally friendly and does not require plumbing, drains, vents or deionzed with enhanced throughput, a broad accessible menu, and new ergonomic design. Boost your productivity and reduce costs with the system designed to simplify the work of the lab.
ValuMetrix[R] was established in 1999, to take J & J's proven Process Excellence (PExTM) methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma and Design Excellence to the healthcare marketplace to help achieve peak operational productivity. ValuMetrix[R] offers both implementation and training services that can improve an organization's capability to increase productivity, reduce costs while improving quality and capacity. As hospitals are faced with increasing demand for services, applying PExTM methodologies can provide a competitive business advantage.
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostic provides value behind the products though education on the web. ORTHO W.I.R.E., the Worldwide Im-munohematology Resource for Education, an interactive internet portal full of educational programs to meet specific needs of transfusion medicine professionals.
* Explore various topic areas such as blood group serology, clinical practices featuring Hemolytic Disease of the newborn, Infectious Disease, Laboratory Management and Process Excellence.
* Experience the learning modules and articles supplemented with the interactive case studies, and problem solving situations
* Build clinical knowledge and technical skills while earning CE credits
* Receive the latest information on new technologies and laboratory trends
* Available 24 hours, 7 days per week at www.ortho-wire.com
enGenTM Laboratory Automation System
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics delivers solutions to optimize the operation of your lab. enGenTM Laboratory Automation Systems are designed to help clinical labs manage the transportation and processing of patient samples from pre-analytic to post-analytic phases of testing. Intelligent software and compact design help the enGenTM Systems to manage sample input, centrifugation, decapping, sorting and archiving of sample specimens, with automated repeat testing, reflex testing and auto-verification using site-specific rules. enGenTM systems streamline and standardize lab processes and improve staff utilization1 while reducing potential errors and biohazard health risks. Lean-enhanced enGen automation solutions are flexible, scalable, intelligent, and customized to meet the unique goals of your laboratory. Every enGenTM is powered by VITROS[R] Systems, whose enabling technologies give you the confidence to automate and auto-verify.
Only Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics offers all the assays required for blood donor screening: HCV, HBc, HTLV-I/II, HBsAg, HIV 1/HIV 2, HCV Ag**, HIV1/2 Ag/Ab, Combo**, CMV**, and Syphilis** all with exceptional sensitivity and specificity. No other company provides a complete screening panel that can be fully automated on the ORTHO Summit System with the flexibility of additional assays in the future.
* Antibody ELISA tests
* HIV and Hepatitis tests
* ORTHO Summit System Instrumentation
**Available outside the U.S.
"Rational approach to effective automation", Pathology in Practice; May 2005
1755 West Oak Commons Court Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 977-2226
9075 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Toll Free: (800) 962-6790
Phone: (410) 381-8550
Fax: (410) 381-8984
Toll Free: (800) 962-6790
Panbio Diagnostics, with a location in Columbia MD, is a Manufacturer of more than 80 medical diagnostic test kits and reagents. The company is an acknowledged world leader in mosquito and tick borne viral and Rickettsial serology tests.
* Anaplasma phagocytophilum
* Bordetella pertussis
* Chlamydia pneumoniae
* Chlamydia trachomatis
* Dengue Fever
* Epstein Barr Virus
* Human Herpesvirus 6
* Mycoplasma pneumoniae
* Q Fever
* Scrub typhus
* Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
* West Nile Virus
* Arbovirus Screen
* Chlamydia pneumoniae
* Chlamydia psittaci
* Chlamydia trachomatis
* Human Herpesvirus 6, 7 & 8
* Murine typhus
* Mycoplasma pneumoniae
* Parvovirus B19
* Q Fever
* Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
* West Nile Virus
* Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
* S. typhi (H type a,b,c & Vi & D)
* Salmonellae screening and Serotyping (monocolonal reagents)
321 Fortune Boulevard Milford, MA 01757
Toll Free: (800)345-1514
Quality Medical Products Since 1919
PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS COMPANY LLC
31 School Street
Guilford, ME 04443
Toll Free: (800) 321-2313 (US and Canada)
Phone: (207) 876-3311
Fax: (207) 876-3130
Life's full of unexpected surprises--but you can always count on Puritan's consistent quality. As the North American leader in specialty applicators, Puritan offers an array of single-use swabs for multiple jobs. Try our Transport Tube for specimen collection. Its sterile, rigid tube protects the swab and keeps it dry, before and after sampling. Or, check out our Cap-Shure[R] applicator with its aerated cap for capturing minute samples or buccal cells. These are just a few of our single-use applicators, with customization available to meet your required needs. So, use Puritan and avoid nasty surprises.
Toll Free: (800) 336-3718
Phone: (703) 802-6900
RAM SCIENTIFIC RAM SCIENTIFIC
PO Box 348
Yonkers, NY 10703
Toll Free: (800) 535-6734
Phone: (914) 969-7900
Fax: (914) 969-7022
RAM Scientific has been providing high quality 100% plastic capillary blood collection devices since 1989. Recognized as the premiere source of safe micro blood collection systems for clinical and research applications, RAM Scientific is dedicated to pursuing safety in the laboratory through the replacement of glass with plastic. The SAFE-T-FILL[R] product line's proprietary technology allows plastic tubes to have the same capillary action as glass tubes without the risks associated with glass. Currently SAFE-T-FILL blood gas capillary tubes, capillary blood collection tubes, and micro hematocrit tubes are available in a wide range of micro blood collection. They are available through all major distributors. SAFE-T-FILL products can also be customized to suit individual requirements.
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RAMCO LABORATORIES INC.
4100 Greenbriar Drive, Ste. 200
Stafford, TX 77477
Phone: (800) 231-6238/(281) 313-1200
Fax: (281) 313-1251
CANDIDA ANTIGEN (CAND-TEC)
A latex agglutination assay used in the diagnosis of systemic candidiasis through the detection of candida antigen.
FERRITIN--EIA (SPECTRO FERRITIN)
An enzyme immunoassay for quantifying the level of serum ferritin. Available in Microplate or bead format.
A2-site immunoradiometric assay for the quantification of serum ferritin.
QUIK-TRAK PREGANCY TESTS
Cassette tests for the rapid qualitative determination of hCG in Urine or Serum.
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.
RHOADS EPS EvaluatorTM from
DAVID G. RHOADS ASSOCIATES, INC.
504 Meetinghouse Lane
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Toll Free: (800) 786-2622
Phone: (610) 388-2626
EP Evaluator makes method validation simple.
Meet all CLIA '88 and CAP method evaluation requirements and save time with everything you need in one package. EP Evaluator provides quick, efficient data entry and produces reports that are well-designed, easy to understand, and ready to be signed and filed.
EP Evaluator software is trusted.
Designed by a clinical chemist specifically for the clinical laboratory, EP Evaluator is used and trusted by manufacturers, reference labs, pharmaceutical labs, national health organizations and hospitals large and small.
EP Evaluator is affordable.
Available in a variety of licenses for a single PC, site, or network. EP Evaluator is flexible and affordable. Download a 14-day FREE trial version at www.dgrhoads.com
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION
9115 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Toll Free: (800) 981-8863
Roche Diagnostics is the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics with a uniquely broad product portfolio, featuring more than 450 system configurations and 180+ assays, and a wide array of innovative testing products and services for researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals, and laboratories worldwide.
(featuring PCR technology)
* Genetic Testing
* Women's Health
Clinical Chemistry & Immunodiagnostics
* 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
* Connectivity Solutions
SCANTIBODIES Laboratory, Inc.
Harnessing God's Elegant Antibody Creation
SCANTIBODIES LABORATORY, INC.
9336 Abraham Way
Santee, CA 92071
Phone: (619) 258-9300
Fax: (619) 258-9366
For more than 30 years, SCANTIBODIES Laboratory has believed in its mission to produce "Better Diagnostic Products for Better Patient Care."
Using the power of the antibody, Scantibodies has developed more than 1500 products--many which bring customized solutions to clients' most puzzling diagnostic dilemmas. Headquartered in Santee, California, the company has recently opened a new, 125,000 square foot facility in Tecate, Mexico where award-winning rapid test kits are produced, and a completely sterile vivarium is built for special antibody production.
Core products include: monoclonal & polyclonal antibodies, human & animal sera, antigens, calibrators, controls, false positive blockers (HBR) & finished test kits (Duo PTH Kit, Calcitonin, Rat PTH). Scantibodies' subsidiary, Scantibodies Clinical Lab, offers 3rd generation PTH testing and TB testing services using Cellestis' Quantiferon-Gold Assay.
SCC SOFT COMPUTER
5400 Tech Data Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760
Toll Free: (800) 763-8352
Fax: (727) 789-0124
SCC Soft Computer provides large hospitals and laboratories with integrated clinical software solutions. SCC's Laboratory Suite includes the Company's flagship LIS, SoftLab. SoftLab has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics. In addition, to the Laboratory Suite, SCC offers an Outreach Suite, Blood Services Suite, Radiology Suite, Pharmacy Suite, and Genetics Suite.
400-1705 Corporate Drive
Norcross, GA 30093
Toll Free: (800) 835-6497
* Extensive Electrophoresis Menu
Protein, Immunofixation, Bence Jones IF, Comprehensive Urine Profile, Hemoglobin, CDT, CSF IF, CSF Isoelectric Focusing, Isoenzymes, Alpha-4-Antitrypsin phenotyping, Lipoprotein, Cholesterol.
The New Generation of Capillary Electrophoresis
Complete walk-away automation from bar-coded primary sample tube to final result, this moderately complex instrument is designed to provide increased labor efficiencies and turn around time. The CAPILLARYS 2 features a throughput of 80 serum protein samples per hour. Other tests on CAPILLARYS 2 include: Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT), a chronic alcohol abuse marker; Immunotryping(IT), Sebia's patented, fully automated alternative to immvinofixation; and our new Hemoglobin assay to detect variants. Additional menu expansion is currently underway with other assays on the horizon: including urine protein. The CAPILLARYS 2 platform is designed for easy future product expansion.
*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 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. Sebia's HYDRASYS[R] focusing system can also perform isoeletric focusing (IEF) for both CSF testing with immunodetection and our new Alpha-1-Antitrypsin phenotype testing.
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.
SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc.
375 West Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379
Fax: (508) 580-2202
ACCURUN Quality Controls & Panels
Designed to exacting specifications for serology and nucleic acid testing on manual and automated assay platforms. Compatible with standard, rapid and real-time amplification assays.
Viral, fungal and bacterial controls manufactured from naturally occurring infected donors and strains including HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV I, HTLV II, Hepatitis (A, B, C), ToRCH WNV, EBV, sexually transmitted diseases, Lyme, Cha-gas, VZV, measles, mumps.
Panels consist of characterized specimens and a comprehensive data sheet for comparative analysis.
Available under RUO, IVD, and CE labeling. Custom labeled products available in bulk or vialed configurations.
Custom Bulk Products
SeraCare partners with major companies world-wide to develop custom products including:
* Human disease state plasma - samples & bulk
* Detection reagents - chromogens
* Bulk processed human and animal plasma and serum
* Bovine protein fractions - BSA & BGG FCS
* Human serum albumin - therapeutic and diagnostic grade
R&D Support Products and Services
SeraCare provides products and services to support drug development, clinical trials and other research and development, including:
* Cellular products (Cryopreserved cells)
* Immune monitoring (ELISpot Assay Kits)
SeraCare serves the global life sciences industry with vital products and services that facilitate the discovery, validation and production of human diagnostics and therapeutics. Our innovative portfolio includes plasma-derived reagents and molecular biomarkers, diagnostic controls, biorepository and contract research services. SeraCare's quality systems, scientific expertise and state-of-the-art facilities meet most US and international regulatory requirements.
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS DIAGNOSTICS
511 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591-5097
Toll Free: (800) 431-1970
Phone: (914) 631-8000
Fax: (914) 524-2132
Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics offers a broad portfolio of performance-driven diagnostic solutions that assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and management of disease.
Our products and services bring together the right balance of science, technology, and practicality across the healthcare continuum to empower medical professionals with the vital information they need to deliver better, more personalized healthcare to patients around the globe.
The depth and breadth of our diagnostic systems immunoassay, clinical chemistry, automation, molecular, hematology, and point-of-care combined with a robust menu and IT offering deliver integrated, customer-focused solutions designed to meet the needs of any size laboratory, today and tomorrow.
With the acquisition of Diagnostics Products Corporation and Bayer Diagnostics, Siemens Medical Solutions is the first full service diagnostics company. By leveraging the strengths of all three companies, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics is in the unique position to improve operational and financial outcomes across the continuum of care.
Visit us at www.siemens.com/diagnostics
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440 9th Avenue, Suite 1100 New York, NY 10001-1631
Central Client Services
Toll Free: (877) 995-7483
SoftTech Health's Lab QMS[TM] is the first Software designed especially for Healthcare Labs featuring:
* Document Control: With the most feature-rich Document Control system available for clinical labs today, the Lab QMS[TM] will: improve productivity across your lab by cutting information retrieval times; reduce risk with automated processes; and slash paper-handling inefficiencies.
* Accreditation Management: Enable compliance with CAP, JCAHO and others - in a fraction of the time. Slash your time to manage accreditation, and facilitate automatic compliance with document control regulations.
* Quality Management: SoftTech Health's Quality Manager includes automated Corrective Actions, Equipment Manager and more - everything you need to manage your Lab's quality processes faster and more cost-effectively.
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355
Toll Free: (800) 421-7110
Phone: (661) 799-6543
Fax: (661) 799-6634
Specialty Laboratories, founded in 1975, is a full-service, clinical reference laboratory focused on providing cutting-edge testing to help doctors help patients and reduce costs for episodes of care. With Quest Diagnostic's acquisition of Ameripath/Specialty Laboratories, we are now the world's premier cancer diagnostics company.
* Leadership in test innovation and personalized diagnostic medicine
* A comprehensive menu of over 3,000 clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory services including cutting-edge molecular diagnostics
* The most comprehensive outreach program in the industry to support community-based medicine
* Access 24/7 to the clinical expertise within a network of hundreds of pathologists and clinical/technical consultants
SYSMEX AMERICA, INC.
One Nelson C. White Parkway Mundelein, IL 60060
Phone: (847) 996-4500 or
Toll Free: (800) 3-SYSMEX/(800) 379-7639
Fax: (847) 996-4397
Sysmex Solutions -When clinical and operational results count.
Whether you analyze a few or a few thousand samples a day, you can count on Sysmex to help you optimize your workflow, maximize your resources, improve your turnaround time and make your clinical laboratory more competitive. How?
We design and develop high quality clinical diagnostic hematology, coagulation and urinalysis instrumentation and information management systems. We help labs--big and small - handle workloads, obtain faster and more accurate results, and share more detailed information with more decision makers. We provide laboratories with the service and support needed to meet the constant challenges of increasing demand and decreasing resources.
Sysmex Solutions--fully automated hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis instruments directly-connected to scalable, reliable and accurate laboratory information systems--delivers clinical and operational results you can count on. Our commitment to innovation and technical superiority has resulted in remarkable instrument uptime. In fact, we have consistently received high marks by third parties for instrument performance and reliability. Experience the results you can count on. Experience Sysmex solutions.
* Hematology Systems: Sysmex's 35-year history in hematology has resulted in a full range of products--from the compact pocH-100i to the fully automated XE-2100 hematology analyzer. The powerful diagnostic fluorescent flow technology of all our hematology instruments and the universal use of our hematology reagents and quality control materials can standardize your laboratory's procedures across multi-site locations.
* Intelligent Automation: HST-N line - fits any size lab, and when coupled with the Sysmex work area management system (MOLISWAM), drives productivity, efficiency and speed. This combination of physical automation and data acquisition, or Lavender Top Management[TM], allows laboratories to conduct analysis of 90% of tests compatible with EDTA samples and more esoteric tests. And, with as minimal human intervention as possible.
* Automated Urine Sediment Analysis: Sysmex UF-50, UF-100i and UF-1000i deliver the efficiency and quality that are ideal for tackling labor shortages and addressing clinical needs.
* Information Systems: Sysmex's advanced hematology information management tool, MOLIS WAM, brings added rules-based intelligence to the hematology automation line. And, it can handle the largest of volume, even from multi-site locations. It consolidates data from multiple hematology analyzers and communicates this information to LIS, thereby improving quality control, optimizing workflow and positioning your lab for future growth.
As a global leader in clinical diagnostics, Sysmex has the vision to see the future of laboratory medicine and is committed to using creativity, experience, automation know-how and scientific knowledge to keep labs on the frontline of patient care. Sysmex isn't just developing the next LIS, the next instrument, the next parameter. Sysmex is helping to shape the future of clinical laboratory medicine. For more information about Sysmex solutions, visit the company's website at http://www.sysmex.com/us/ - when your clinical and operational results count.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC
Anatomical Pathology Division Kalamazoo, MI 49008
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Shandon CheckMate[TM] Verification System eliminates sample misidentification and ensures result integrity in the Anatomical Pathology laboratory.
This breakthrough system completely eliminates sample mismatching errors by accurately scanning and matching bar codes from slides, cassettes and specimen containers at various workstations in the laboratory. Visual and audio indicators ensure that IDs are properly matched.
Verification data can be accessed by lab managers for reporting and quality improvement purposes. This new product was specially designed for labs that are implementing six sigma and lean management processes. The system, made up of barcode scanners, a mini PC and the proprietary CheckMate software, can be installed independently of the LIS, enabling slides and cassettes to be matched at workstations not connected to an LIS (i.e. microtomes).
THERMO SCIENTIFIC - CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS (formerly Fisher Diagnostics)
Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific 8365 Valley Pike
Phone: (540) 869-3200
Fax: (540) 869-8126
Contract Manufacturing Capabilities
Our Thermo Scientific Clinical Diagnostics offering includes comprehensive contract manufacturing services in Diagnostics, Biotechnology Formulation and Packaging, Regardless of where our customers are in their development/production process, such as the initial R&D phase, the Regulatory/Compliance process, or in the final Warehousing/Shipping phase, we can accommodate your needs. Our focus, combined with the flexibility of our production/warehouse facilities, enables us to provide an unparalleled level of responsiveness to you--from bench to batch.
* 230,000 square feet
* 25,000 square feet of refrigerated and freezer capacity
* 6 environmentally controlled rooms ranging from Class 100 to Class 100,000
* 17 automated and semi-automated filling lines - 25 microliters to 20 liters
* Liquid Formulation
* Liquid Filling
* Organic Synthesis
* Powder Blending and Filling
* Reagent Cassettes
* Kit Packaging
* Final Product Testing
OEM/Contract Manufacturing Products:
* Clinical Chemistry
* Glucose Monitoring
* PROTOCOL[TM] (Parasitology)
* Reagent Grade Water and Blood Bank Saline
* Pacific Hemostasis[R] (Coagulation)
* Data Pro[TM]/Infinity[TM] (Clinical Chemistry)
THERMO SCIENTIFIC - CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS (formerly NERL Diagnostics)
Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
14 Almeida Avenue East Providence, RI 02914
Toll free: (800) 556-7575
Phone: (401) 438-0386
Fax: (401) 438-2454
Reagent Grade Water
Meets or exceeds ACS, CAP/CLSI, USP standards for Clinical Laboratory Reagent Water.
High Purity Water
Meets CAP/CLSI standards for Clinical Laboratory Reagent Water.
Point of Care Controls
We provide 3 unique controls for HGB, occult blood and urinalysis. Our urine control can be stored at room temperature. Our HGB control for the Hemocue has a 60-day open-vial and a 2-year closed-vial stability. We offer the only guaiac occult blood control on the market.
Our Visi-Spot kit offers a rapid colorimetric test to aid in the identification of Enterococci& Group A strep, providing a cost effective alternative to other commonly-used methods.
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.
We manufacture chemistry standards that can be purchased individually instead of in panels. Some are packaged in high concentrations that can be serially diluted to make your own linearity set.
OEM Manufacturing Services
We offer a wide variety of services to OEM customers including custom formulation, aseptic production, dry and liquid filling, lyophilization and more. Call today to see how we can be of service.
2601 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (800) 710-1800
US LABS is a recognized leader in providing Esoteric Oncology Reference Laboratory services that include: Morphologic Evaluation, Immunohistochemistry, Image Analysis, Flow Cytometry, Cytogenetics, FISH and Molecular Genetics. In addition, through industry leading web-based connectivity capabilities we further enhance partnering opportunities that provide patients the expertise and care they deserve. For more information please contact customer service at 1-800-710-1800 option #2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESCOR BIOMEDICAL PRODUCTS
459 South Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
Toll Free: (800) 453-2725
Phone: (435) 752-6011
Fax: (435) 752-4127
* VAPRO[R] Vapor Pressure Osmometer
* Colloid Osmometer
* MACRODUCT[R] Sweat Collection System
* SWEAT-CHEK[TM] Sweat Conductivity Analyzer
* AEROSPRAY[R] Hematology (Water based) Slide Stainer/Cytocentrifuge
* AEROSPRAY[R] Gram Slide Stainer/Cytocentrifuge
* CYTOPRO[TM] Cytocentrifuge
* AEROSPRAY[R] Hematology (Methanol based) Slide Stainer/Cytocentrifuge
* AEROSPRAY[R] ACID FAST BACTERIA
* SLIDEPRO[TM] 15 SLIDE HEATER
* NANODUCT[TM] Neonatal Sweat Analysis System