Equipment and reagents from Randox used in COVID-19 hospital in India

Randox Laboratories has installed an RX modena in a COVID-19 hospital in India, at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College in Madhya Pradesh state.

The installation, which marks the first RX modena to be used in an Indian Government Medical College, replaces existing instrumentation in the Medical College laboratory; an initiative driven by College Dean Dr Pradeep Kumar Kasar, and Head of Department Dr Ashok Kumar Sahu.

The RX modena will cater for an additional 38 samples compared to the previous instrumentation, and is running a range of biochemistry tests that play a pivotal role in COVID-19 patient management, including C-reactive protein (CRP), ferritin and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).

Dr Sahu commented: “We are very pleased with the performance of the RX modena, and in particular with its wide menu of tests that can be utilised for COVID-19 patient management. Its high throughput and versatility have been a great support for the clinicians working in our COVID-19 hospital, in determining risk stratification, disease progression, and response to treatment.”

The RX modena is a high-volume, floor-standing, fully automated clinical chemistry analyser with a test menu that covers specific proteins, lipids, therapeutic drugs, antioxidants, diabetes and veterinary testing. The versatile analyser offers advanced methodologies with excellent correlation to the gold standard, and excellent reagent coefficient of variation (CV) ranges.