Siemens expands Clinitek point of care urinalysis porfolio
2 April 2010
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has expanded its point of care
urinalysis portfolio with the Clinitek Status+ Analyser and the Clinitek
Status Connect System.
The Clinitek Status+ now offers advanced quality checks to
improve the accuracy of clinical information, including automatic
checks for common sample interferences and a check for humidity
over-exposure for selected urinalysis test strips.
The analyser saves valuable time by automatically identifying the
type of urine test strip it is evaluating, eliminating manual
information entry. It can be upgraded to Clinitek Status Connect to
support connectivity to the patient’s electronic medical record or
other data management options.
Improved patient data security
The new Clinitek Status Connect System combines the Clinitek
Status+ Analyser with a connector platform to integrate data
directly to laboratory information systems, via Siemens’ RAPIDComm®
point of care middleware, or other generic point of care data
By automatically transmitting urinalysis patient and quality
control test results, the system streamlines documentation,
eliminates manual transcriptions, improves productivity and reduces
The system can restrict access to specified users. Up to 700
operators can be programmed with varying levels of system access,
preventing unauthorised use of the system. Operator and patient
identification, as well as lot and expiration dates, are also
transmitted with test results to improve risk management of
urinalysis test reporting. Additionally the Clinitek Status Connect
System enhances Quality Control (QC) management capabilities by
allowing test lockout if quality controls are not achieved.
The Clinitek Status plus with the Status
“Both the Status+ and Status Connect build on what is already a
highly successful product range,” said Catherine Spurgeon, Product
Manager Urinalysis at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. “Improved
quality checks and automation capabilities will help clinicians
achieve even greater levels of efficiency and accuracy in
urinalysis. With the addition of QC management technology for
ensuring appropriate use of the unit, both innovations represent the
next generation of Point of Care testing.”
Over 65,000 Clinitek Status Analysers have been purchased
worldside since 2003.