As Phoenix Lab’s continued commitment to providing our clients with the most current, state of the art laboratory testing, we have upgraded our chemistry analyzers to the Siemens Atellica. We have done extensive testing, validation, and correlations across many species with our current analyzer to ensure quality results.
The Atellica is a high-capacity sample-processing component that sets the new standard in sample management. >30 different sample container types accommodated. Capacity: Up to 440 samples and up to 500 samples per hour. Automatic quality control and calibration. Independent control over every sample, including STAT and precious samples. Our new CH system will produce high quality results faster to get you the information you need with a quicker turn around time.
During the validation and correlation process, we found that some of the reference intervals have changed. This is very common and is expected when upgrading to new analyzers. When comparing results from the Atellica to results from our old analyzer, look at how each result compares to the reference interval specific for that analyzer. Do not compare the numerical results directly.
Starting May 13th, 2019 we will implement our new Atellicas for your chemistry results. Most analytes will be changing. Again, when comparing results on the same patient between a run on our previous analyzer and one on the Atellica, remember to compare the results relative to their new reference ranges and not directly to each other. See the table on the next page for some other analytes where the reference ranges will markedly change.
Each report will show new reference intervals for each analyte tested and each report will contain a comment that the testing was performed on the Atellica and to note the new reference intervals. The table that follows highlights a few of the analytes that have changed significantly.
Avians & Exotics:
We advise giving us the tests you would like the most on the test requisition. If you prioritize the tests you need most we will be able to ensure that we have enough sample to process the tests. We understand that collecting samples from these patients can be difficult and often only tiny volumes can be obtained. Please help us prioritize so you do not experience any delays in testing.