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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DCA Vantage Analyzer: Features and benefit

DCA Vantage Analyzer

Drive diabetic patient compliance with trusted, clinically proven results

One system does it all. Detect* and manage diabetes with HbA1c or diagnose early kidney disease with albumin:creatinine ratio (A:C) testing using Siemens Healthcare's DCA Vantage® Analyzer. No sample or reagent preparation is required.
  • Add a 1µL fingerstick sample for HbA1c or a 40 µL urine sample for A:C to applicable test cartridge.
  • Scan test cartridge barcode.
  • Load cartridge into analyzer.
  • The analyzer does the rest.
Results are generated in minutes allowing for immediate consultation during the patient visit.

Monitor glycemic control and diabetes complications using an analyzer designed to make consultations easier. Fast, actionable test results enable you to determine the effectiveness of a treatment plan, make therapeutic adjustments with confidence, and be more certain whether patients are complying with your recommendations. 

Monitor glycemic control
  • HbA1c from a small (1 µL) whole blood sample in 6 minutes
  • Flexible reporting of HbA1c% (NGSP, JDS, and Mono-S units) and IFCC (mmol/mol)
  • Reporting of HbA1c results as Estimated Average Glucose values* in the same units (mg/dL) that patients’ home glucose meters display
  • HbA1c patient trending graphs can be viewed or printed

Detect early kidney disease
  • Albumin, Creatinine, and Albumin-to-Creatinine (A:C) ratio from a urine specimen in 7 minutes to report a quantitative protein status with automatic creatinine adjustment
  • Onboard GFR calculator indexes kidney function

Improve workflow in the office or clinic
  • Self-contained cartridges facilitate easy, walkaway operation after sample loading
  • No sample or reagent preparation required
  • Bar-code scanner for safer and faster patient/operator ID entry
  • Review results on-screen or generate a hard copy report to minimize transcription errors in the office
  • Convenient local storage of up to 4,000 onboard records with powerful sorting capabilities
  • Automatically upload results to a PC via a USB flash drive to reduce manual logging and save time
  • Minimal maintenance requirements with automatic reminders to alert you when maintenance is due

Fig. DCA vantage barcode

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