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Radiometer's AQT90 FLEX Helps Rule Out VTE

March 18, 2017

Radiometer's AQT90 FLEX is a compact and cost-effective point of care immunoassay analyser offering rapid turnaround times for determination of critical biomarkers, such as D-dimer, and provides a valuable diagnostic tool for ruling out venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Recent news reports1,2 have estimated that 25,000 people die annually as a result of VTE, and that upwards of 10,000 lives could be saved if all patients were screened on admission to hospital. Patients with negative D-dimer test results are at very low risk of VTE, and Radiometer's AQT90 FLEX enables clinicians to perform rapid, accurate, point-¬of-¬care D-dimer measurements in less than 20 minutes.

The easy-to-use AQT90 FLEX can simultaneously measure cardiac markers, coagulation markers, infection markers and pregnancy markers from a single sample. No sample preparation is required, and, as a closed tube system, the risk of users coming into contact with blood or waste products is eliminated. Rapid point-of-care testing with the AQT90 FLEX saves time and reduces costs by improving patient flow and decreasing the number of unnecessary procedures requested.

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