EKF Diagnostics, a global in vitro diagnostics company, will be at the 2022 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, Chicago IL, July 26-28, exhibiting its range of laboratory and point-of-care diagnostics products on Booth #3637. This includes the FDA cleared Lucica® Glycated Albumin-L test kit, manufactured by Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation and sold exclusively in the U.S. by EKF. A specific, quantitative test for glycated albumin, it is one of the most widely published methods worldwide used for the intermediate term monitoring of glycemic control in diabetes patients.
Lucica® Glycated Albumin-L is an enzymatic methodology for use on compatible clinical chemistry analyzers with open channel capability, making it accurate and cost-effective to perform. It determines both glycated albumin and total albumin in separate reactions and the results are expressed as a ratio (%), minimizing differences in albumin concentrations between patients. Lucica® is also standardized to an established reference material.
“The Lucica® Glycated Albumin-L is sold exclusively by EKF Diagnostics in the U.S. and complements our existing diabetes product range, offering its own utility as a specific, intermediate glycemic control marker,” said Shane O’Neill, Global Director of Scientific Affairs, EKF Diagnostics.
Alongside its range of clinical chemistry tests and diagnostics analyzers, also available to view on EKF’s Booth at AACC will be its newly launched EKF Link digital connectivity solution. The downloadable software package offers secure management of point-of-care (POC) analyzers and associated data on one centralized platform. This delivers essential digital connectivity with traceability that is increasingly required for safe, secure, and effective POC testing using analyzers in many differing locations.
EKF Link middleware is an open and flexible solution which can be interfaced to all vendors’ POC analyzers, including EKF’s own portfolio, to enable real-time remote management of data, including patient test results, QC results, operator management, and analyzer configuration. The user-friendly software allows POC analyzers to connect to a hospital or laboratory’s IT system, enabling data transfer from the remote analyzers for subsequent processing. This provides hospitals, laboratories, and clinicians with the functionality to manage and evaluate their patient and operator data easily and securely.
EKF’s portfolio of POC diagnostic devices includes Hemo Control and DiaSpect Tm hemoglobin analyzer ranges, as well as Quo-Lab and Quo-Test HbA1c analyzers. All of these can now be digitally connected from anywhere and securely accessed remotely at any time using EKF Link, thereby enhancing their capabilities.