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HPD goes more High Tech

November 20, 2008

HPD has recently acquired the new Cobas 6000 analyzer. This machine will allow customizable configurations, a modular work area, expandability and flexibility for the chemistry and Immunology department.

Patients will get faster turnaround time on their results, hands-off sample processing, the ability to process STAT samples, automatic reflex testing, and simple maintenance that requires little operator intervention. This allows HPD to deliver a higher level of service to our customers, even under the pressure of critical deadlines.

The cobas® 6000 analyzer advantage.....

Accurate Results
Patented Roche ECL technology delivers unmatched low-end sensitivity and broad dynamic range—one of the broadest measuring ranges in the industry. High-quality reagents, clot detection, test-specific serum indices, and carryover protection ensure accurate results the first time.

Improved Safety
The cobas® 6000 analyzer series significantly reduces manual sample handling, eliminating the need to transfer tubes from one analyzer to another and the necessity of sample preparation when running the whole blood HbA1c application. cobas link's automatic download and quality control data further reduce the potential for human error. Add autoverification with Middleware for more safety and convenience.

Reduces Carryover
Fast, non-contact mixing at the ultrasonic mixing stations of the cobas c 501 analyzer and disposable tips and cups on the cobas e 601 analyzer reduce the potential for carryover. Special handling for high-priority assays (e.g., hepatitis, tumor markers, and ßhCG) increases safety.

Simplified Operations
Sample loading of up to 150 samples in five-position racks is continuous. Changeover of reagents is automatic—no need for intervention. Pre-calibration of the second lot occurs while the first lot is running. On the cobas c 501 analyzer, you can load the reagents, detergents, and diluents during operation.

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