Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
Biostrata Ltd on behalf of Thermo
RANDOX LABORATORIES
PURITAN MEDICAL

Gout Detected from a Simple Blood Sample

By Labmedica International staff writers
Posted on 31 Oct 2013
An in vitro diagnostic test, which detects active Gout disease from samples of whole blood, has been launched in Europe.

The CE marked GoutiFind test takes a new approach to Gout diagnosis. Based on a key scientific discovery of how our immune system reacts to uric acid crystal deposition in joints, the GoutiFind test measures the cellular immune response to the deposits. No special clinical setting is required for the GoutiFind test. A fresh blood sample drawn in a physician’s office or clinical laboratory is all that is required for the GoutiFind test.

The GoutiFind test is offered throughout the EU as a diagnostic service by Boulder Diagnostics (Mellrichstadt, Germany) clinical diagnostic service laboratory. The GoutiFind test detects active Gout disease without employing the unreliable determination of the uric acid level. It therefore provides a noninvasive reliable diagnosis of Gout disease.

The GoutiFind test can replace the invasive joint puncture method for Gout detection and thus make reliable Gout diagnosis available to a much broader range of medical institutions and physician practices. The test is based on measuring the cellular immune response to a specific challenge with a Gout stimulus.

"The GoutiFind test simplifies and makes Gout diagnosis more broadly available," commented Dr. Wolfgang Pieken, CEO of Boulder Diagnostics Inc., and added, "the GoutiFind test is the second product from our technology platform that queries the trained immunity for active disease."

"At our clinical laboratory in Mellrichstadt, Germany, we now accept whole blood samples for Gout detection by the GoutiFind method," stated Dr. Anton Waldherr, laboratory physician of Boulder Diagnostics Europe GmbH.

Related Links:

Boulder Diagnostics



CELLAVISION AB
77 ELEKTRONIKA
KARL HECHT GMBH & CO KG

Channels

Genetic Tests

view channel
Image: Histopathology of a coronary artery with the most common form of obstructive coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis) and marked luminal narrowing (Photo courtesy of Nephron).

Blood Test Influences Clinical Decisions in Coronary Artery Disease

Clinicians need better approaches to evaluating women at midlife and beyond who present to primary care with chest pain and related symptoms such as an individual's current likelihood of having obstructive... Read more

Microbiology

view channel
Image: The VIKIA Malaria Ag Pf/Pan rapid diagnostic test (Photo courtesy of IMACCESS).

Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Evaluated At Point-Of-Care

For over a decade, the development of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) has enabled reliable biological diagnostic testing in all situations where previously only clinical diagnosis was available.... Read more

Industry News

view channel

Clinical Lab Automation Sector at USD 5.4 Billion and Growing

Lab automation systems sold to clinical laboratories reached USD 5.4 billion in sales in 2014. Shortage of personnel will further drive these purchases, as will a need for new systems, according to a new market research report on the status of lab automation in both clinical and drug-discovery lab segments.... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2015 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.