Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd. has launched Laura M analyser – the next generation Urine Analyser with high-throughput that is capable of measuring all routine parameters in urine along with Microalbumin and Creatinine. It is produced by ERBA Lachema, the Czech Republic subsidiary of the ERBA –Transasia group. Objective evaluation of the urine samples by Laura M instrument helps to eliminate any subjective interpretation and operator bias of the color reaction of the diagnostic pads, contributing to accurate diagnosis.
Urine Analysis is recognised as an integral parameter for diagnosis. With the advent of latest technology, urine analysis is now done either through visual detection with the help of urine strips or automation.
Urine chemistry strips are mainly used for routine testing, treatment monitoring and preventive medicine. There are different types of urine chemistry strips available in the market, providing high diagnostic specificity and sensitivity.
Majority of labs, hospitals are moving towards automation in urine analysis to provide quality and costeffective results. Hence, automated analysers providing objective evaluation of urine samples are gaining momentum due to their ease of operation and faster turnaround time. Objective evaluation by using a reader helps to eliminate any subjective interpretation of the color reaction and thereby contributes to accurate diagnosis. The continuous loading analysers offer added advantages over strip readers such as higher memory, LIS, throughput, QC, etc. On the other hand, sedimentation analysers are proving to be more efficient to those laboratories where the sample load is quite high.
Major features of Laura M include smooth workflow management that provides continuous loading with very high throughput of 600 tests per hour and results in 60 seconds. It also gives a provision for LIS interfacing. The product has an efficient data management system with internal memory capacity of 2000 measurements.
Laura M carries a large colour user friendly touch screen, hygienic disposal of used strip by waste container, an in-built thermal printer that flags all abnormal results. It also has multiple sensors to detect strip at different stages preventing any operator error. The Urine Analyser has the flexibility to interchange between different metric systems for units of measurement and set the critical values, as per laboratory practices.
The strips are protected against the common concentration of Ascorbic Acid (200-800mg/dL), ensuring no interference with measurement of Glucose, Blood, or Nitrates on the strip. DekPHAN Laura and MicroAlbuPHAN Laura are routine 10 and 2 parameters specialised Microalbumin and Creatinine test strips respectively. All PHAN range of strips has a uniform incubation period of 60 seconds.