Sciteck’s solution to the antiquated Method of dipstick urinalysis is a paradigm shift in how we think about the diagnostic value of urine. The AutoUA® system by Sciteck is a user-friendly, automated analyzing system for the quantitative and semi-quantitative analysis of fifteen (15) analytes in human urine. The system includes tests for pH, Specific Gravity, Ketone bodies, Beta-Hydroxybutyric acid, bile acids, blood (Hgb), leukocyte esterase (WBC), nitrite, micro-protein (total), glucose, bilirubin, urobilinogen, creatinine and electrolytes (Na, K and Cl).
The first urinalysis was the beginning of laboratory medicine. References to the study of urine can be found in the pre-civilized drawings of cavemen and in Egyptian hieroglyphics such as the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, The earl physicians lacked the sophisticated testing mechanisms now available, they were able to obtain basic diagnostic information. The evolution of urinalysis continues from ancient times to the dry chemistry methods (dipsticks) of yesterday to the automated liquid urinalysis system of today that can provide clinically significant values while saving time and money.
The AutoUA® system of reagents is compatible with the Hitachi 717, 911, 747, the Olympus series, Beckman, and other auto-analyzers. Currently, the Sciteck system of reagents is used by large reference laboratories as well as small hospital laboratories providing an alternative to the use of dipstick or dipstick technology. The use of our system allows a laboratory to preform a urinalysis on a truly walk-away basis. For example, a single Hitachi 747-200 operated by one technician can run approximately 4800 tests per hour. The fastest strip readers can run no more than about 600 urine tests per hour.
1.) Selectivity: Profile and panels for urinalysis can be selected and run in accordance with client preference thereby providing cost savings to the laboratory and customer.
2.) Clinically significant indices can be calculated from the date:
RFI (renal failure index) – This is an expression of the urinary sodium concentration as a function of urine creatinine to serum creatinine.
FE (fractional excretion of sodium) – this is an expression of the fraction of filtered sodium that escapes reabsorption and is excreted into the Urine. Early warning of volume depletion for hospitalized patients on I.V. is often difficult to detect at the bedside. Detection could easily prevent acute renal failure and subsequent transfer to ICU.
NI (Nutritional Index) – is determined by serum BUN indexed to urine creatinine.
P/C Ratio (Protein / Creatinine ratio) is an expression of protein concentration relative to creatinine in untimed specimens is another way to avoid the necessity of collection of a 24-hour urine. Urinary protein/creatinine concentration ratios in excess of 3.5 usually indicate nephrotic range protein area.
3.) Love volume requirements of less than 1.0 Ml.
4.) Sciteck will provide an analyzer that will meet the needs of your laboratory. Instruments are provided to you based on reagent purchase volumes and length of contract. The reagent system utilizes 11 to 13 slots on the auto-analyzer leaving approximately 17 empty reagent slots available for expansion of the AutoUA® SYSTEM AND YOUR USE FOR ESOTERIC TESTING, CHEMISTRY, DRUG SCREENING, ETC. In addition, at the end of the contract the instrument belongs to you.
These are just some of the examples of why the AutoUA® system is the next step in the evolution of urinalysis!