May 15, 2013 - press releases
A ready to use Hemoglobin A1c with only a single R2 component
Canton, Michigan, May 15, 2013 – Pointe Scientific has introduced the first two component immunoturbidimetric Hemoglobin A1c reagent available in the United States for the determination of Hemoglobin A1c on general chemistry analyzers.
The methodology uses Pointe Scientific’s highly specific monoclonal antibody to Hemoglobin A1c to generate increased turbidity in the presence of Hemoglobin A1c. With the single R2 component stabilized, mixing two separate R2 components is no longer necessary. This single R2 component provides the consumer with unsurpassed ease of use. Automated hemolysis can be performed on many different chemistry analyzers, providing a totally automated test system.
The simple competitive binding principle used in the Pointe Scientific Hemoglobin A1c method provides direct determination of Hemoglobin A1c. This eliminates the need to perform a total hemoglobin assay, providing greater accuracy and precision by removing the additive error from performing two assays to achieve a single result. The Pointe Scientific method can be applied to most general chemistry analyzers. This eliminates the need for a dedicated Hemoglobin A1c analyzer, reducing capital expenditures and labor costs while increasing efficiency and productivity.
These Pointe Scientific Hemoglobin A1c reagents are liquid-stable and have been shown to be accurate and precise. Pointe Scientific’s Hemoglobin A1c calibrators are referenced to IFCC materials and are also NGSP certified. Hemoglobin A1c controls are also available for use with the new Hemoglobin A1c reagent.