Nova Biomedical, Waltham, Mass, announces the incorporation of total bilirubin (tBil) to the comprehensive test menu on its Stat Profile® Critical Care Xpress (CCX) “All-in-One” Analyzer. Bilirubin is an important indicator of liver function particularly in neonatal applications.

With the addition of total bilirubin, the CCX analyzer now offers 20 measured tests, including pH, PCO2, PO2, SO2%, hematocrit and hemoglobin, sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, ionized magnesium, glucose, BUN, creatinine, lactate, deoxyhemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, and carboxyhemoglobin, in a single, compact instrument.

While incorporating more on-board tests than any competitive analyzer, the Critical Care Xpress is 20-40% smaller and easily transported on its mobile cart.  Key CCX features include a color touch screen interface for intuitive, on-screen prompted operation; a single, snap-in reagent pack that eliminates bulky gas tanks, regulators and humidifiers, and the waste containers needed in other analyzer; a fully automated, on-board Auto-Cartridge QC system that eliminates the manual quality control, dramatically reducing labor time and costs; and a unique automated maintenance system that allows the operator to initiate maintenance and then walk away from the analyzer.