Urine analyzers perform automated urine testing. These devices analyze the bilirubin, protein, glucose, and red blood cells in urine samples. Usually a part of routine health check-ups, urine analysis is useful for finding certain conditions such as pregnancy, kidney disease, liver disease, and diabetes at their early stages. These analyzers are usually more preferred over the microscope examination since its less time-consuming and more standardized.
What should you consider?
There are various urine analyzers in the market with different specifications, depending on the requirements of the laboratory. The analytes quantified by the analyzer are based on the urine strips used with most urine analyzers having their own urine strip reader.
• automation type (fully-automated or semi-automated)
• analyzer throughput
• types of parameters and diagnostic strips
• analysis method (quantitative, semi-qualitative, or qualitative)