News • Lab equipment

Horiba launches D-Dimer hematology reagent

Horiba Medical announces the availability of a D-Dimer reagent for their semi-automated Hemostasis instruments. The D-Dimer is a key measurement and the reference exclusion test for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and may also be used for monitoring Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.

Source: Horiba

The new Yumizen D-Dimer reagent kit is available for Yumizen G hemostasis instruments - fully automatic (Yumizen G800, Yumizen G1500 & Yumizen G1550) and semi-automatic (Yumizen G200 & Yumizen G400). On Yumizen G semi-automatic systems (Yumizen G200 & Yumizen G400), it offers an innovative combination of immunoturbidimetric test capability and pre-calibrated ready to use reagent.

The new Yumizen D-Dimer reagent kit uses antibody-coated latex particles and is measured with the Immuno-turbidimetric channels of Yumizen G Range instruments, therefore providing fully consistent across the range. It provides laboratories with:

A cost efficient solution:

  • Ready to use liquid format - minimizing preparation time
  • Pre-calibrated reagent avoiding a costly & time-consuming calibration step
  • High stability & optimized volume packaging to avoid wastage

Compliant with Gold Standard performances:

  • Negative Predictive Value 99%
  • Absence of hook effect until 25 µg FEU/ml
  • Slope check and post dilution function (fully automatic & semi-automatic systems)
  • Cut-off value at 0.5 µg FEU/ml


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