Point of care lysine analyser
Amino Sign is a point of care analyser to measure lysine easily and quickly. Lysine, or L-lysine, is an essential amino acid. That means it is necessary for human health, but the body can’t manufacture it, so the only sources are dietary, including supplements. Amino acids like lysine are the building blocks of protein. Lysine is important for proper growth, and it plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol. Lysine appears to help the body absorb calcium, and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage. Most people get enough lysine in their diet, although athletes, vegans who don’t eat beans, as well as burn patients may need more. Not enough lysine can cause fatigue, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, agitation, bloodshot eyes, slow growth, anemia, and reproductive disorders. For vegans, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) are the best sources of lysine. Amino Sign uses the Lysine Card test strip in a 4-step procedure to measure lysine concentration in whole blood specimens. Sample volume is 5μL and the test is performed in two minutes. The pocket size analyzer’s dimensions are 115x58x20mm.