EKF Biosen Glucose and Lactate Analyzer
The Biosen C-Line by EKF Diagnostics requires minimal maintenance and uses chip sensors which have a long life span and are easy to replace. The backlit touch screen allows users to easily navigate the multi-lingual menu and adjust several of the system's parameters.
Each model in the Biosen range can store up to 1,000 patient results and provides connectivity to PC and printer. An optional bar code reader is also available.
Biosen C-Line Glucose and Lactate Analysers are available in two configurations:
C-Line GP+: 5 sample positions
C-Line Clinic: 20 sample positions
Biosen C-Line GP+ meets the requirements of sites running predominantly single tests while Biosen C-Line Clinic is well suited for the analysis of sample series in small to medium size hospital laboratories, professional sports clinics, research institutes and industry.
The measurement of glucose and lactate on Biosen analysers is based on an electrochemical principle. The sample is precisely taken up by the user with a 20 µl end-to-end capillary and transferred into the EKF safe-lock cup prefilled with 1 ml of hemolysis solution.
The cup is then closed and gently shaken for mixture and hemolysis of the sample. After insertion into the analyser the sample is automatically taken up and moved to the sensor(s).
Here the ß-D glucose / L-lactate contained in the sample, is converted enzymatically with the help of the immobilised enzyme glucose oxidase / lactate oxidase on the chip sensor. The H2O2 generated by the reaction is detected at the electrode. The amperometric signal (sensor current) is proportional to the glucose/lactate concentration in the sample. Following a short flush the system is ready for the next measurement.
The Biosen analysers are calibrated automatically with a solution of known concentration (EKF Multistandard). Efficient calibration schemes can be selected by the user.
Furthermore, EKF provides a complete range of test solutions for quality control to meet the standards of contemporary quality management. Separate quality control (QC) positions are available besides the regular sample positions for automated QC measurement and storage as QC results in the data memory (on all models except Biosen C-Line Sport).
A STAT position ensures that emergency samples can be analysed immediately at any time.