Product News: Corgenix to Exhibit and Present Abstracts at AACC 2014Corgenix to exhibit AspirinWorks® Test, present abstracts, including “best abstract” for Ebola research and first-ever oral presentation
Corgenix Medical Corporation, a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, will collaborate with strategic partners and also present several scientific abstracts at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo 2014 in Chicago.
Corgenix will exhibit its AspirinWorks® (11dhTxB2) Test at AACC July 29 to July 31, 2014, in booth No. 3735. Also featured will be the SkyLAB752™ instrument from strategic partner AXA Diagnostics; SkyLAB752 is the fastest automated ELISA instrument for processing the Corgenix AspirinWorks assay. Corgenix will have an additional presence in strategic partner ELITech Group’s booth No. 741 where several Corgenix products will be on display, including the AspirinWorks/11dhTxB2 and Hyaluronic Acid Test Kits.
Among its five scientific presentations, Corgenix has been awarded Best Annual Meeting Abstract for AACC 2014 in the Critical and Point of Care Testing Division for Infectious Disease poster B-068 titled “Development of a Point-of-Care Diagnostic for Ebola and Sudan Virus Detection.”
The company is also presenting an oral abstract of Clinical Studies/Outcomes poster A-143 titled “Suspected Lassa Fever (LF) Case Outcomes: A Comparison to a Non-Febrile Population in Sierra Leone.”
The oral abstract will be presented at 11:30 a.m. during the Thursday, July 31, 2014, morning symposia titled “Infected: Innovative Ideas in Laboratory Medicine for Acute and Chronic Infections.”
The three additional Corgenix poster abstracts to be presented during AACC 2014 are 1) Cardiac Markers poster B-356: “An Immunoturbidimetric Assay for the Detection of Thromboxane Metabolites in Urine;”
2) Hematology/Coagulation poster A-296: “A Dual Monoclonal Antibody Chemiluminescent ELISA for the Detection of Hepcidin-25;” and 3) Infectious Disease poster B-079: “An Immunoturbidimetric Assay for Hyaluronic Acid.”
Corgenix representatives will be available during the conference to answer questions about the AspirinWorks Test and other products, including its diagnostic kits for immunology disorders, vascular diseases, and bone and joint disorders.
AspirinWorks is a simple, non-invasive lab test performed on a urine specimen, which helps doctors accurately determine aspirin effect in apparently healthy individuals by measuring levels of 11-dehydro thromboxane B2 (11dhTxB2). High levels of 11dhTxB2, a metabolite of thromboxane — the target of aspirin therapy — heighten the risk of cardiovascular events, including stroke, myocardial infarction and cardiac death. The goal of aspirin therapy is to reduce levels of thromboxane in the blood, decreasing platelet stickiness and therefore reducing the chance of forming a blood clot.
Unlike other functional platelet tests that require freshly drawn blood that must be evaluated in five hours, the AspirinWorks Test is performed on a random urine sample that can be obtained in any doctor’s office. Physicians and laboratories interested in ordering the test can call 1-800-729-5661 x180, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available at www.aspirinworks.com.
The Hyaluronic Acid Test Kit has not been cleared or approved for diagnostic use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, it is CE marked for diagnostic use in the European Union.