RX series – Education & Research
The RX series of clinical chemistry analysers can enhance the learning and teaching capabilities of any educational institution involved in the training of biomedical scientists, clinical chemistry laboratory training or therapeutic areas of research such as Food, Nutrition & Metabolism, Veterinary, Sport & Exercise and Immunology.
The world renowned RX series test menu enables students to research a wide range of routine and niche biomarkers using fully validated reagents. This coupled with our superior performance and reliability, makes the RX series the first choice for eager and ambitious students & educators hoping to become respected in their field and have their research published in journals.
The RX series caters for all research projects, our semi-automated analyser the RX misano is ideal for community colleges, schools & universities. Our fully automated range which consists of the RX monaco, RX daytona+, RX imola & RX modena can handle higher throughput needs for more demanding research projects, to find out more about the RX series range click here.
Test Menu & Consolidation
User can import, build, edit and save up to 20 different profiles containing 100 tests each. This allows for time savings for the user to identify the tests they want to run instantly. Reaction temperature is programmable from 20 °C to 40 °C in 1 °C increments, meaning that researchers can test at different temperatures to identify the performance of tests or samples. The RX misano has over 50 validated tests available including an expansive veterinary panel, making the RX misano the ideal research solution for a wide range of research projects.
Flexibility & Versatility
The ability to run flow cell or cuvette mode ensures that a maximum number of tests can be performed, this provides an opportunity to learn different testing methods and identify the significance human error can make to a set of results. The ability to export your results via USB and the option of the on-board printer makes the RX misano the ultimate research tool for convenience. The low sample volume which the RX misano can utilise of just 5μl makes it ideal for any research project were blood/samples are at a premium.
Weighing only 6.5kg the transportation of the RX misano between different environments is seamless. The RX misano can be turned off for long periods of time with only 30 seconds required for the temperature to be heated to 37°C and can be cooled from 37°C to 25°C in less than 1 minute.
The user-friendly maintenance screen, guides the user with simple step-by-step instructions, eliminating the need for expensive engineer call outs. The easy to use maintenance function ensures the user can replace any parts efficiently, minimizing downtime in the laboratory and reducing costs.
Advanced Password Protection
Advanced password protection functions for analyser setup, assay management and QC result inclusion/exclusion. This gives students the ability to research independently from their peers as their results are well protected and only those with authorized access can view them meaning their lecturer’s/teachers have the option to oversee their students research.
Non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) are molecules released from triglycerides by the action of the enzyme lipase and are transported in the blood bound to albumin. They contribute only a small proportion of the body’s fat, however they provide a large part of the body’s energy. Measurement of NEFA is important in diabetes where insulin deficiency results in the metabolism of fat. Levels are also frequently increased in obese patients.
Measurment of NEFA is particularly important in diabetes where insulin deficiency results in the metabolism of fat. Levels are also frequently increased in obese patients. With diabetes becoming more prevalent research surrounding diabetes is becoming significantly more relevant in today’s society.
Testing for D-3-Hydroxybutyrate can aid in the diagnosis of ketosis which is particularly important in diabetic ketoacidosis. Ketosis occurs when carbohydrates are not available and the body uses fat for energy production.
Metabolism of fatty acids in the liver results in the production of ketone bodies, consisting of acetone, acetoacetate and D-3 Hydroxybutyrate. Levels of ketone bodies in the blood are elevated (ketosis) when synthesis exceeds breakdown. D-3-Hydroxybutyrate is the major ketone body in the blood- during ketosis D-3-Hydroxybutyrate levels increase more than levels of acetone and acetoacetate making this the more sensitive marker of ketosis. Similar to our NEFA test Ranbut and all research regarding diabetes is becoming more in demand due to the rapid rise in the population which are now suffering from the illness.
HDL comprises of several subclass particles, which differ in their sizes, densities and components. These HDL subclasses are considered to play different roles in the progression and regression of arteriosclerosis. HDL is the scavenger of cholesterol within arterial walls and if HDL3 Cholesterol is in too low numbers the ability to remove this cholesterol is reduced. Therefore it is widely accepted that there is an inverse correlation between HDL3 Cholesterol and CVD risk. Evidence from analysis of the TRIUMPH study of 2,465 acute MI patients, and IHCS study of 2,414 patients who underwent coronary angiography, determined that HDL3 was independently associated with a 50% greater risk for MI in each study. HDL2/3 gives a unique and comprehensive insight into an individual’s lipid profile which can offer a deeper understanding into cardiology research.
Creatinine clearance in the kidney gives a measure of the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) and is the standard marker for renal function. The enzymatic method of creatinine measurement displays several advantages over the JAFFE method:
• Highly specific
• No interferences from endogenous creatine as it is not involved in the pathway
• Eliminates the requirement for urea determination
Acusera Third Party Controls are supplied in a range of formats to suit the needs of any laboratory, offering flexibility so you can find a solution to suit you. Liquid controls are ready to use, requiring no preparation this reduces the possibility of human error. Lyophilised controls offer the ultimate flexibility, with up to 4 years’ shelf life, allowing a lab to use as much, or as little as they need. Liquid frozen controls fit in between with a long shelf life and no need to reconstitute allowing for ease of use and less wastage.
Product availability may vary from country to country. Some product may be for Research use Only. For more information on product application and availability, please contact your local Randox Representative.