The new Access Sensitive Estradiol assay completes the comprehensive reproductive menu for Access immunoassay systems and provides better operational efficiency while delivering quality results.
According to a recent publication by Wu et al., more than 27% of samples from patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may require dilution and subsequent reruns.1 The Access Sensitive Estradiol assay has the broadest measuring range on the market, surpassing clinical decision limits for IVF hyper-responders. This may allow laboratories to report accurate patient results, while avoiding the costly dilutions. Access Sensitive Estradiol is the only assay in the market with published pediatric reference ranges. Its unique combination of high sensitivity and broadest measuring range aims to provide better operational efficiency, reduce costs and deliver quality results to make a difference in patients’ reproductive health.
“The new Access Sensitive Estradiol assay offers improved measurement of low levels of estradiol, such as those typically found in men, pediatric populations and postmenopausal women. There is emerging evidence that estradiol levels play an important role in maintaining men’s reproductive health; hence, this new assay will enable accurate testing for estradiol in all patient populations,” said Michael Samoszuk, M.D., chief medical officer, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics.
The launch of Access Sensitive Estradiol complements Beckman Coulter’s already-available automated Anti- Müllerian Hormone (AMH) assay for fertility testing. Together, these assays expand the company’s reproductive health portfolio, giving clinicians a comprehensive menu of reproductive endocrinology and prenatal screening assays. The Beckman Coulter family of Access assays use the same common reagent packs, which are standardized for use on all Beckman Coulter immunoassay systems—including the Access 2, UniCel DxI 600 Access and UniCel DxI 800 Access systems—helping to drive operational efficiency for clinical laboratories.
Beckman Coulter’s broad portfolio of diagnostic systems with standardized test menus are designed for scalability, providing high performance and quality results for laboratories of all sizes, from small practice physician offices to ultra-high-volume clinical diagnostic laboratories. When laboratories partner with Beckman Coulter, there is a range of solutions available for their changing needs, including instrumentation, automation systems and clinical information management tools.
1. Wu, CH; Kuo, TC; Wu, HH; Yeh, GP; Tsai, HD. “High serum estradiol levels are not detrimental to in vitro fertilization outcome.” Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol, 2007 March, 46(1) 54–9.