Nephelometric protein testing added to Atellica series
Now available to laboratories, the Atellica NEPH 630 System is a low- to mid-volume nephelometric protein testing solution that simplifies laboratory operations by unifying instrument, assay, IT connectivity and remote service disciplines to deliver advancements in protein testing. Nephelometry is a laboratory technique used to quantify specific levels of proteins found in blood and other bodily fluids. Information on the concentration of these proteins is important in assessing and monitoring cardiovascular risk, kidney diseases, neurological disorders, nutritional status and other diseases, such as multiple myeloma. While many systems only support protein level assessment on plasma or serum, the Atellica NEPH 630 System offers the broadest menu of protein tests for assessment of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, plasma and serum, enabling enhanced quantification of certain health conditions. Proven nephelometric technology provides high precision, reproducibility and pre-reaction protocols for high antigen-excess security. These are essential components for result accuracy and minimize the need for repeat testing. Because advanced antigen-excess checks, single-use cuvettes and kinetic curve displays are incorporated into the instrument, labs can report
results with confidence. To accommodate different testing volumes, the Atellica NEPH 630 System offers multiple reagent package sizes, resulting in less waste for laboratories. Additionally, lot-to-lot reagent consistency ensures concordance between results, providing physicians with greater insight into the patients’ disease progression. The Atellica NEPH 630 System streamlines workflow with highly intelligent software for secure, smart and simple testing. The instrument’s ability to integrate with the company’s process-management software—Atellica PM 1.0 Software—will minimize operator intervention, while providing insight into individual and multi-site lab workflow, enabling labs to spot trends and implement process changes for enhanced clinical, financial and operational efficiencies. The system also connects to Siemens Remote Service to help labs minimize downtime via remote monitoring and to provide rapid, efficient technical support when needed. To support multi-site labs, the Atellica NEPH 630 System offers result correlation with the company’s BN II System. Standardized reagents and consumables across both platforms enable high-volume and multisite labs to realize significant improvements in labour efficiency and cost savings.