Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is set to reveal its latest in-vitro diagnostic solutions—including the recently FDA-cleared ADVIA Centaur XPT Immunoassay System—at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, Atlanta, July 26–30 (Booth #1409). The booth will highlight how Siemens’ customers around the world are achieving their clinical and workflow goals.
The ADVIA Centaur XPT Immunoassay System is a high-throughput analyzer that enhances workflow to meet the demands for reliable and rapid immunoassay testing. Recently FDA-cleared, this analyzer is designed to provide simple, continuous operation; accurate, timely results; and powerful, seamless connectivity, including to Aptio Automation. Siemens is the only single-source provider able to connect all four key laboratory disciplines—chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, and hemostasis—to the automation track. Aptio Automation’s connectivity options include the ADVIA Chemistry XPT System, Siemens’ newest high throughput chemistry analyzer, and the Sysmex CS-5100 System, a high-volume hemostasis analyzer. Also at the booth is the Sysmex CS-2100i System, a mid-volume benchtop hemostasis analyzer. Both hemostasis analyzers are currently under FDA review and utilize simultaneous multi wavelength detection and first-to-market PSI™ technology to manage unsuitable coagulation samples (e.g., improperly filled sample tubes) for high-quality accurate results.
Another new hemostasis offering on display—one for near-patient testing—is the Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer. Winner of the prestigious Red Dot design award, this handheld coagulation system is designed to perform prothrombin time testing (PT/INR). In hematology, the company now offers small to mid-sized laboratories the ADVIA 360 Hematology System, ADVIA 560 Hematology System, and ADVIA 560 AL Hematology System, each of which became available globally earlier this year and may also be used as backup systems for larger laboratories.
Siemens will also feature its latest products in urinalysis, infectious disease and molecular testing, and customer education. The CLINITEK AUWi PRO Automated Urine Workstation is a true walkaway solution for integrated urinalysis testing. New infectious disease assays include the ADVIA Centaur HIV Ag/Ab Combo (CHIV) assay and the ADVIA Centaur Syphilis assay. In molecular testing, experts will be on hand to discuss the Siemens Tissue Preparation Solution. The company will also debut Siemens PEPconnect, part of the total Personalized Education Plan (PEP), the industry’s first personalized, real-time education and performance experience for the healthcare professional that now may be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device, including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.