Diabetic Ketoacidosis Assay Available on Abbott ARCHITECT™ Systems
Vidan Diagnostics Launches its β-Hydroxybutyrate 21FS in Pre-filled Reagent Kits for the Abbott ARCHITECT™ Clinical Chemistry Systems
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, December 18, 2019 – Vidan Diagnostics, LLC today announced the availability of its pre-filled reagent kits that allows Abbott ARCHITECT™ customers access to it’s Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BOHB) assay, an important marker used in conjunction with clinical findings and other laboratory tests for the diagnosis and management of ketoacidosis and its main causative factor, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The high-quality, fully automated assay is now available in customized pre-filled kits for the Abbott ARCHITECT™ clinical chemistry systems.
Pre-filled Reagent Kits
Vidan Diagnostics’ pre-filled reagent kits make it easy to load its β-Hydroxybutyrate 21FS Reagent directly onto Abbott ARCHITECT™ clinical chemistry systems. Competitor reagent kits for beta-hydroxybutyrate require laboratorians to transfer the reagent, (pour over) into Abbott ARCHITECT™ system reagent bottles. “This is the second of many innovative competitive advantages we plan to deliver to our customers. Much like our pre-filled reagent kits for the Beckman Coulter AU® systems, our pre-filled packaging allows the convenience of loading directly onto the ARCHITECT™ while saving time, eliminating waste and potential operator errors,” said Gilbert Mejia, CEO of Vidan Diagnostics. “Our product packaging and performance attributes have given our customers the confidence they expect and will allow Vidan Diagnostics to launch its future assays to its growing customer base in the U.S.”, Mejia added.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate is the predominate ketone body produced during Diabetic Ketoacidosis, (DKA). It’s relative proportion in the blood, (78%) is greater than the other two ketones, acetoacetate, (20%) and acetone, (2%) and is therefore the best indicator of DKA. DKA is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma or even death.
Founded in 2015, Vidan Diagnostics LLC is a supplier of medical diagnostic products. It is focused on medical devices and reagents used for diagnosing and monitoring patients with conditions of diabetes, sepsis, anemia, heart disease and stroke. Vidan Diagnostics is dedicated to delivering proven and innovative products to all people in all places, in all aspects and stages of life with integrity and reliability. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
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