HEALTHSENS NEPHROPOC® is the one of the most reliable devices available in the market nowadays for determining creatinine concentration in peripheral blood. It is also able to calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), crucial for evaluating kidney disease: the more accurate the creatinine measurement is, the more accurate the estimation of the eGFR will be.
In order to confirm its reliability, Healthsens company undertook a performance evaluation study of the HEALTHSENS NEPHROPOC® device by comparing it to the laboratory analyzer Cobas 8000 from Roche® (based on Jaffé reaction) and the reference method based on IDMS (Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry).
At this point, it is worth mentioning that, while Cobas 8000 Roche® system and IDMS require extracting the serum from the blood, HEALTHSENS NEPHROPOC® device is capable of directly measuring whole blood, which allows an instant analysis of a fresh blood sample.
Thus, although reference methods previously mentioned only measure creatinine concentration in serum, HEALTHSENS NEPHROPOC® provides results tha7 are in complete agreement despite of using a totally different matrix and more complex, such as whole blood.
The reliability of HEALTHSENS NEPHROPOC® device is further supported by the fact that the results of the measurements carried out by patients coincide with those made by qualified personnel.
All these evaluations have been carried out in collaboration with official institutions external to the Healthsens, so the aforementioned characteristics of HEALTHSENS NEPHROPOC® have been properly verified and validated.
The main benefits of Healthsens Nephropoc® lie in the possibility of estimating renal function in a minimum amount of time, using just a drop of blood obtained by a painless finger puncture procedure. Reliability, simplicity and ease of use enable Healthsens Nephropoc® to be used:
- By the patient himself, for the control and monitoring of his renal function.
- In primary care services (outpatient services, clinics).
- In conjunction with imaging studies that involve the use of iodinated contrasts, which can cause acute renal function disorder.
- In emergency services, when the quick evaluation of renal function is necessary.
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