News | January 13, 2008

Point-of-Care Creatinine Monitoring System Enables Rapid Assessment of Renal Function

January 14, 2008 – A new, hand-held creatinine monitoring system, Nova StatSensor Creatinine, was released last week by Nova Biomedical and enables simple, rapid, and accurate assessment of renal function by finger prick capillary blood sampling at the point of care.

Incorporating new Multi-Well test strip technology adapted from Nova’s hospital glucose monitoring system, Nova StatSensor Creatinine allows creatinine to be measured with a simple 30-second test in the emergency department, radiology, oncology, or other point-of-care areas where renal function must be assessed.

The maker said the device measures creatinine and calculates estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by MDRD or Cockroft-Gault equations. Creatinine with eGFR is a more accurate and sensitive measurement of kidney function than creatinine alone, the company said.

StatSensor Creatinine uses 1.2-microliter blood samples and delivers 30-second test results. The company said it interfaces seamlessly with hospital and laboratory information systems. Comprehensive instrument manager software provides management, control, and regulatory compliance, and allows the StatSensor system to be customized to the needs of each department within the hospital.

For more information: www.novabiomedical.com

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