General assay and diagnostic apparatuses are involved in procedures in laboratory medicine, environmental biology and molecular biology assessing and measuring the amount of functional activity of a target entity. The target entity can be a drug, a biochemical substance or a cell in an organism or organic material. The assay usually aims to measure an intensive property of the entity and express it in a relevant measurement unit. Assays have become a routine part of modern medical, environmental, pharmaceutical and forensic businesses.
Clinical diagnostics instruments are used to detect health and disease state markers. Some of the key measurements that diagnostic analysers are used for are:
A Range of Instrumentation:
Central to any clinical diagnostic setting are chemistry analyzers, immunoassay analyzers, assay kits, and haematology analysers. Specialized analyzers are available for assays that are less commonly performed, or are not yet automated in workhorse equipment. Additionally, assay kits can be purchased to address clinical interrogations in smaller settings or in smaller batches. Typically these kits can be run with standard lab equipment such as a spectrophotometer, and other equipment used for ELISAs.
Diagnostic analysers are available in a range of portability, sensitivity, and throughput options that cover a wide breadth of work areas – from large analyzers used in central service laboratory to highly portable instruments used at the patient bedside.
A quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
Diagnostic devices are devices used to identify the nature or cause of a certain phenomenon, usually related to a medical condition. Examples of diagnostic devices are magnetic resonance imaging apparatuses, temperature sensors or pacemakers.
Diagnostic Product means any product, process or device that is designed or utilized for diagnosis of a disease or condition in humans or vertebrate animals.
The primary purpose of diagnostic testing is to detect a disease, its outlook, and its spread throughout the body. Diagnostic tests are used widely over the world with the primary purpose of detection of disease, its outlook, and its spread in the body.
Here are seven of the most common procedures you'll assist with as a diagnostic imaging professional.
Clinical diagnosis. A diagnosis made on the basis of medical signs and reported symptoms, rather than diagnostic tests. Laboratory diagnosis. A diagnosis based significantly on laboratory reports or test results, rather than the physical examination of the patient.