Urinalysis Analyzers


May 2021 - Vol.10 No. 5 - Page #14
 One of the essential diagnostic screening tests performed in clinical laboratories, automated urine chemistry and microscopy is supported by sophisticated analyzers and related diagnostic systems. Modern technologies and informatics have all but eliminated many manual aspects of urinalysis, which now work in concert with advanced methodologies, such as flow cytometry in automated microscopy and urine dilution for improved interpretations. Additional methods, such as MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for rapid pathogen identification, are now part of the urinalysis analyzer’s growing arsenal.

As a heavily used technology in clinical laboratories of all sizes, satisfaction with urinalysis analyzers is strong. With just shy of a quarter of facilities (23%) looking to acquire new analyzers, laboratories will continue to take advantage of increasingly rapid and diverse capabilities.


Almost a quarter of laboratories (23%) are planning to acquire new urinalysis analyzers in the near future.


Siemens Healthineers and Beckman Coulter lead among vendor systems in use. This continues to be a lively market, with Sysmex recently announcing new urinalysis analyzer offerings.

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Siemens Healthineers and Beckman Coulter are the leading vendors under consideration, with Arkray and Roche joining newcomers, such as Sysmex, in a widening market.

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Though still listed as the most important factor in system selection, staffing impact (along with cost) dipped slightly from last year as users place increasing emphasis on interoperability and test volume.


 
 Where to Find Urinalysis Analyzers

For a full list of vendors offering Urinalysis Analyzers go to:


 

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