Now available is the newest member of the Advanced family of freezing point osmometers. Osmo1 is suited for clinical laboratories which prefer to directly draw and test small sample volumes. It was specifically designed to address the changing needs of today’s busy laboratories, improve efficiency, reduce sample turnaround time, and replaces the Advanced 3320 instrument.
Intended for sample-limited applications, Osmo1 uses a small 20 μL sample size and can measure the osmolality of body fluids – including whole blood, serum, plasma, urine, feces, sweat, and tissue homogenate. Samples are analysed one at a time, and the entire process is made easy via the operating cradle that allows the test to be run directly from the Ease-Eject Sampler, eliminating any loss of sample.
Osmo1 uses the industry-preferred freezing point depression method to deliver results in just 90 seconds. A versatile piece of laboratory equipment for any laboratory setting, the Osmo1 features a dedicated space to hold the newly re-packaged Micro-Sample Test Kit that now includes the sampler tips, chamber cleaners, and replacement plunger wire conveniently packaged together.
The instrument redesign also includes an interactive touchscreen, an on-board printer, and a 2-D barcode scanner to provide positive sample identification to reduce transcription errors. Data management and transfer can be handled via the on-board printer or by easily exporting the data using the Ethernet connection or multiple USB ports.
Osmo1 can be used in a variety of clinical diagnostics applications including urology/renal function, surgery/critical care, and internal medicine/endocrinology.