Axis-Shield Density Gradient
In collaboration with scientific institutions and companies it has brought several unique products to the market; Lymphoprep, Polymorphprep, Nycodenz, NycoPrep and OptiPrep.
The former sector is dominated by several large multinational organisations which provide automated analysers with high sample throughputs and comprehensive analyte menus to service the busy hospital laboratory or clinic.
Axis-Shields Afinion state of the art AS100 Analyzer is designed to enable quick and easy on-the-spot testing, regardless of the sample type, which may be whole blood, plasma or urine, and to deliver accurate results during patient consultation for improved patient management.
Blood testing for C-Reactive protein (CRP) is used in primary care in many countries to differentiate between bacterial and viral infections and thereby whether antibiotic treatment is merited as viral infections do not respond to conventional antibiotics. Axis-Shield offers an assay for CRP on both Afinion and NycoCard systems.
Diabetes constitutes a heavy burden for the patient and society. It is associated with many complications and increased mortality. Axis-Shield has an increasing franchise for the measurement of HbA1c blood levels, an important parameter in glucose control, both in the laboratory and at the point of care.
Nycotest PT (INR)
The Nycotest PT-INR is a reagent used for screening of the extrinsic coagulation system with excellent sensitivity in the normal range. Its primary use is for control of oral anticoagulation therapy.
RPR and MICROSYPH
Our RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) kit is used for the determination of antibodies to VDRL antigen in human serum or plasma. The 500-test kit can be used for rapid screening of patients, healthy individuals or blood bank donations.
The NycoCard System
The NycoCard System is Axis-Shields most widely distributed product range, particularly suited to countries with developing healthcare systems. It represents a versatile, low-cost package designed to deliver reliable testing for certain key markers, in the presence of the patient. The system offers four selected point-of-care tests: CRP, HbA1c, D-Dimer and U-Albumin. They can all be analysed on the same instrument - the NycoCard Reader II.
Thrombotest is the best documented and most reliable PT-INR reagent for control of oral anticoagulant therapy on the market. Thrombotest was developed in the late 50s and has maintained its primary position in the marketplace. It is an established WHO thromboplastin reference.