Allergy Testing, EIA System, Agilent, HYCOR
Agilent Technologies Launches HYCOR Ultra-Sensitive EIA System for Allergy Testing
News Release from:
23 July 2009
Agilent has announced the availability of the HYCOR Ultra-Sensitive EIA System for allergen-specific IgE. The HYCOR Ultra-Sensitive EIA System is FDA-cleared for quantitative determination of specific IgE. Using a unique assay design, the system provides quantitative specific IgE detection with testing capacity sized for moderate to higher-volume labs. Based on proven technology, the system combines quantitative accuracy, precision and sensitivity with fully automated robotics to deliver a new level of performance and productivity, and has been designed to offer laboratories an overall cost-per-test advantage over alternative methods.
HYCOR has a tradition of providing high-quality allergy testing systems that enable labs to provide physicians with accurate results in a way that is cost effective, said Skip Thune, HYCOR's general manager. The new system has the throughput capacity to allow us to offer the HYCOR cost-effective specific IgE testing solution to larger allergy testing customers that our other systems were too small to properly address. It also sets a new standard for reliable measurement of low levels of specific IgE.
The new system combines the precision and accuracy of fully automated robotic reagent dispensing with a newly formulated high-sensitivity assay design resulting in superior test performance. A complete menu of clinically important allergens is available with the system and it is QSR, ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and CLSI compliant.
The HYCOR Ultra-Sensitive EIA System expands HYCOR's portfolio of solutions for allergy testing that already includes the HYTEC 288 Plus. The HYTEC 288 Plus is a fully automated immunoassay system for the performance of allergy and autoimmune antibody testing, and for user-defined ELISA commercial or laboratory developed assays.
The Ultra-Sensitive EIA System is available globally and the menu of assays used with the HYTEC 288 system is compatible with the new system.