E-Z-EM launches new blood analyser:
This article was originally published in Clinica
E-Z-EM, of Lake Success, New York, has formally launched its EZ CHEM blood analyser, a convenient point-of-care blood assay device for use in patients due to undergo certain imaging procedures. The device assesses kidney function by analysing a finger prick sample of blood for levels of creatinine, an indicator of a patient's renal function. Renal function of some patients, usually older patients or those with diabetes or kidney impairment, is a measure of their ability to safely receive IV contrast imaging agents prior to CT and MR imaging procedures. Currently, blood tests must be sent to a lab before the patient can undergo these. Waltham, Massachusetts-based Nova Biomedical, E-Z-EM's development partner for the analyser, gained US 510(k) clearance for the base technology, called StatSensor, in May.