There are two matters of crucial importance in transplantation diagnostics:
- absolutely reliable results and
efficient and economic processes.
There is one solution for both these requirements: automation. As tissue typing and antibody determinations are largely carried out as automated processes, there is less risk of operator error, and the diagnosis is made more quickly. Bio-Rad takes account of this and offers not only a broad range of high-quality test reagents for transplantation diagnostics but also systems: the test systems QuickStep™ with ELPHA™ and AbScreen / AbIdent are used in specialist laboratories and hospitals for typing and antibody determinations in the context of organ and tissue transplantation.
The Bio-Rad QuickStep™ ELISA processor is a device for the fully automated processing of tests in microtitre plate format for the Infectious Diseases Product Group (EBV, HCMV etc.) and for the tests of the Transplantation Product Group (ELPHA, HLA antibody tests etc.). The advantage of the Bio-Rad machine lies in the free accessibility of the system. A unique feature is the availability of tests for the fully automated determination of human leukocyte antigens (HLA) for tissue typing and for fully automated antibody determinations.
ELISA Processor QuickStep™
The QuickStep™ can process four microtitre plates at the same time, and can be reloaded continuously during this time.